Professional Logger Program

The Professional Loggers Program (PLP) is a voluntary certification program for New Hampshire's loggers. This program teaches basic silviculture, wildlife management, and improving forestland aesthetics. It also teaches forest professionals about laws that govern their work and regulations that need to be followed. Another very important aspect of this course is safety. Every participant receives instruction in basic first aid, CPR, AED and techniques for operating safely and productively.

Certified loggers will have the basic understanding and knowledge necessary to improve their working relationship with New Hampshire's forestry community

Landowners need to also be aware that most large insurers require that loggers and/or foresters working on their land be certified. One of the benefits of an NHTOA membership is access to our database of certified professionals.


****PLP and Landowner Classes Canceled Until May 4****


In accordance with Emergency Order #17 issued March 26 by Gov. Sununu -- the "stay at home" order -- the NHTOA has cancelled all classes in the Professional Logger Program (PLP) and Landowner series until May 4.


Cheri Birch, NHTOA Program Director, is working to reschedule these classes for October. If you have registered and paid to attend a 2020 Spring PLP or Landowner class that had to be cancelled, please contact the NHTOA office for information about applying your registration fee to a future class or obtaining a refund.

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