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!



Grading Forest Management Roads (Oct 29th,30th,31st)

Program Purpose:

This program is intended to introduce operators and forest roads technicians to the grading terminology, techniques and preferred practices for grading forest management roads.

Who is this for?

Grader operators who have not had the formal training previously offered by Hugh Hamley in 2012 and individuals with responsibilities of managing forest management roads and associated grading activities.


Princeton area.  We will contact registrants with exact locations the week prior to the training.


Oct 29th-Oct 31.

Grader operators will attend three days of training.

Day one beginning at noon – BMP’s for grading

Day two – Introduction to grader operations, practices, road condition assessments and planning.

Day Three – Field observations of grader demonstrations of various techniques and applications.

Foresters and road’s supervisors would attend days one and two. Day three is reserved for the operators.

Pre-registration is required.  We are limiting the class to eight grader operators and eight foresters/road’s supervisors.

To register, call Susan McCarthy at (207) 622-9288 or email adminassist@maineforest.org.  Make checks payable to ME’s SFI Implementation Committee in the amount of $300 for grader operators and $200 for foresters and road supervisors. These amounts are based on $100/day of training. Please include the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e mail addresses of each participant registered.



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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