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Safe and Productive Felling

Course Content

NOTE: Participants MUST BRING

You must be at least 18 years old and have significant chainsaw experience in order to participate

Advanced Felling

Course Content

Instructors will discuss and demonstrate handling difficult felling situations, leaners, hazard trees, operating around power lines, and using mechanized equipment to get trees down or process wind falls.


NOTE: Participants MUST BRING

You must be at least 18 years old and have significant chainsaw experience in order to participate.

First Aid and CPR (basic)

Course Content

Emergency Care and Safety Institute Standard First Aid, Adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form. Course content has been updated to reflect new course focus.

Offered at multiple locations around the state.

Fundamentals of Forestry

Course Content

This workshop will give loggers a better understanding of forest management and appropriate applications of silviculture.  Course content includes discussion/powerpoints on historical events, current status of New Hampshire forests, Silvicultural principles of New England, Forest types, landowner goals and objectives, tree growth/maturity/vigor, forest regeneration, wildlife habitat, harvesting systems,  and loggers function in silviculture.  Field sessions will focus on log scaling, grades, and utilization at a sawmill.
Field Sessions will include: Log scaling demonstration.Log product selection - observation of log defects and prioritizing the most profitable log product.Silvicultural field walk, discussion of management objectives, BMPS, and wildlife habitat.

NH Timber Harvesting Law

Course Content

A one-day workshop presenting information on New Hampshire’s Timber Harvesting Laws, Wetland Regulations, and the use of Best Management Practices. Practical, hands-on instruction for today’s logging professional.Timber Tax Law - The specific rules and process regarding the Intent and Report of Cut forms as required, plus other valuable information from the N.H. Department of Revenue Administration.Timber Harvesting Law - Forest Rangers will explain N.H.’s timber harvesting laws, including the details of slash and basal area laws, the timber trespass and deceptive forest practices laws.Wetlands Regulations - Representatives from the N.H. Wetlands Bureau will present information including wetlands identification and the procedure and requirements for preparing the Minimum Impact Notification form. Best Management Practices will also be covered.