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.
Forest Heritage Days
August 8 – August 11, 2019
Forest Heritage Days (FHD) is an annual community event at in Greenville, Maine that honors the state’s most historic industry. The forest products industry has been a staple in Maine for generations and provides an annual economic impact of $8 billion, employs one in 20 Mainers and contributes 28.9% of all state exports.
Each year since 1991, families and community members gather to celebrate this vibrant industry with two days of forestry fun. Events include Colby Woodsmen demonstrations, working forest bus tours, special guest performances and presentations, a craft fair, raffles, horse and carriage rides, children’s activities, forestry exhibits and the signature Game of Logging competition.
Game of Logging – Saturday, August 10, 2019
The Game of Logging is an international logger education program developed by Soren Eriksson and Tim Ard. The program is delivered in four days of hands on training during which loggers learn the precision felling and chainsaw skills required by the professional chainsaw user.
Loggers develop skills to establish control over their job so that trees fall where and when the logger wants. Not only in the logger more productive and safe, but the quality of the forest products improved and the impact on the harvest site is more environmentally sensitive.
Come and cheer on your favorite logger!
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!