CLP Instructor Training Sessions
- In order
to keep their own skills and knowledge up to par, CLP instructors have been
undergoing rigorous classroom and field training sessions. They're learning
everything from communications techniques to precision felling. Each instructor
is expected to demonstrate their own skill and understanding of such techniques
as estimating tree lean, open-face notching and the bore cut. By constantly
honing their own skills, CLP instructors can bring the highest level of skill
and knowledge to the instruction and certification
Tread Lightly - A High Impact Lesson in
Low Impact Logging- The CLP
program has completed production of a video featuring the relationship between
forest ecology and logging. The video provides steps loggers can take to
protect, enhance and sustain the fragile forest environment. It also provides an
introduction to forest management, giving loggers an understanding of some of
the principles that guide their work. The video is broken up into eleven lessons
that give CLP instructors an opportunity to pause tape and discuss the concepts
presented in the tape. The lesson package includes an Instructor's Guide and
color overhead tranparencies and is available through the CLP office for $75.
For information on Tread Lightly contact the CLP office at
Game of Logging
Training- Why re-invent the wheel? When
world-renowned logging expert Soren Eriksson developed a program that
incorporates all the safety and skill training we were looking for, we decided
to adopt it as the official CLP chainsaw training vehicle. With an emphasis on
efficiency and safety, this training program prepares loggers not only to make a
living, but to stay alive in the process. Loggers learn everything from saw
filing to personal protective equipment to notching and felling a
Game of Logging Competition- Why master these skills if you can't show them off? Each year, the CLP
program co-sponsors a regional Game of Logging competition for active CLPs.
This years' event was held August 10th in Greenville, Maine.
Based entirely on the training program, the competition gives loggers an
opportunity to test their skills in nine different events, from chain filing to
tree felling. Eight loggers competed this year and the winner, Sam Heffner of
Greenville received a check for $1000. Sam will be going to Vermont to compete at the Nationals
in the Spring of 2014. Good Luck Sam!
For more information about the competition, or if
your main income is from logging and you've completed at least three levels of
Game of Logging competition and want to register for next year's competition,
contact the CLP office at
New Re-certification Workshops - The year 2000 has already seen the development of two important and helpful re-certification workshops: Filing and Reduced Downtime; and Reducing Residual Stand Damage for Mechanical Operators. Each was offered during the spring to the enthusiatic reception of those who attended. Each program will be refined and offered for qualified CLPs for years to come. The CLP program will continue to develop workshops of interest and value to our membership.