207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of the Northeast

Starting January, 12, 2012, the Qualified Logging Professional Program will start the next QLP course. This course is a Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) 30 hr. approved course for safe and sustainable wood harvesting practices. The course will be held at   So. Aroostook Community Schools (SACS), Dyer Brook, Maine.

Classes will meet January 12, February 9, March 8, and April 12, 2012. The January 12th class starts at 5 PM, and will include an Introduction to SFI & CLP, Forest Practices Act (FPA), and Contracting. Speakers will be Pat Sirois from SFI, Dan Jacobs from the Maine Forest Service, and Marc Pinette from LP.

Participants must attend all of the classes to earn QLP certification & final classes during Spring Breakup. There are a total of 30 hours classes, plus the Field Interview. A lunch will be provided at the first class and at other classes that start at 5 p.m.

Additional topics at future classes will include Wildlife Habitat, Forest Mapping, Personal Protective Equipment, Water Quality, Transportation Safety, CPR/First Aid, etc.

Cost:    $150 to cover the cost of the Field Interview —  $150 is due at the February class.

To Register: Call Otis Smith at 521-3100 x5.