Certified Logging Professional Program

It is the mission of the CLP program to provide the best training and education to people involved in the Maine logging industry.  The program is equally committed to recognizing the skill and professionalism of those who meet and exceed the CLP standard.  The CLP Program is based on the following standards – Safety, Skill, Knowledge, Stewardship, Professionalism and Pride.   Today, under the sponsorship of the Maine TREE Foundation, the program takes pride in the fact that the accident rate for loggers is half what it was when the program began.  As a result, mechanical CLP loggers pay up to 59% less for Worker’s Compensation than non-certified mechanical loggers.

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2019 CLP Banquet is scheduled for
Friday, December 6, 2019

Jeff’s Catering, East West Industrial Park – Coffin Avenue, Brewer

We’ll celebrate this year’s group of CLP graduates, and the 2019 Loggers of the Year in Conventional, Mechanical and Supervisor/Contractor categories.

Invitations will be sent out in late October!

Help Team Thurlow Make Wishes Come True!

Mike Thurlow of Lee, a lifelong Maine logger, will run half of the Millinocket
Marathon on Dec. 7, 2019, in full logging gear!

Last year’s run raised over $8,000 to help grant the wishes of children in Maine.
This year, if donations exceed $1,000, Mike will carry a chainsaw, adding 25 lbs
total with chainsaw and associated safety gear. If we can raise $10,000, he will
add a second chainsaw for the 13.1 miles!

Click here for the flyer!

2018 Wood processor Report available

The Maine Forest Service has published its 2018 Wood Processor Report.

It can be downloaded here: https://digitalmaine.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1213&context=for_docs

DEP shoreland work BMP exemption letter:

2018 CLP Banquet – November 30, 2018

Henry Whittemore, Executive Director welcoming everyone to the banquet.

L to R – Ken Lamond, Supervisor Contractor; Ben Savage, Mechanical;
Peter Pfeiffer, Conventional; and Trevor London, Marketing Manager at Huber Resources.

2018 CLP Graduates

L to R – Winner of the bear, Robert Mayhew, Family Forestry; Mike; Henry Whittemore,
Executive Director, Maine Tree Foundation

Mike Thurlow, chainsaw sculptor from Lee Maine, donated a bear to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Four hundred eleven dollars were raised for this great cause!

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