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.

2020 Online Recertification Classes

Click here for the schedule.

Click Here for a Powerpoint presentation on the Covid-19 pandemic which was prepared by Primary Care Consultants.

Click Here for the latest Top Cut Newsletter!

The CLP Banquet was held on December 6, 2019 at Jeff’s Catering.  It was a great event!

The 2019 CLP Logger of the Year Awards were given to:

Contractor/Supervisor Category – Josh Rich

Mechanical Category – Brandon LeBlanc

Conventional Category – Ed Bauzenburger

Here are some photos from the event:

  • Mike St. Peter welcoming everyone to the 2019 CLP Banquet

Team Thurlow – (left to right) Mike Thurlow, Andy Wood, Terri Coolong, Tom Fox , & Ty Thurlow missing from photo. Everyone finished with a respectable time. Over $8000.00 raised. Looking for Team Thurlow members, for 2020.

To learn more about Team Thurlow here is:  The Northern Logger Podcast – It’s the December 15 episode – “Run, Loggers, Run! You can find it here: https://www.northernloggerpodcast.com/

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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