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By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff

One of Maine’s pioneering logging environmental programs will get international recognition, possibly for the first time, when a group of Japanese logging contractors visits the state for three days next week and tours several logging contractor operations and mills, officials said Thursday.

The six logging professionals and a university professor from Miyazaki, Japan, will study the Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands’ Master Logger Certification Program…

…“They are from Himuka Ishin no Kai,” said Beth Ollivier, the trust’s executive director. “In English, that means Association of Evolving Forestry in Himuka, which is what they used to call the area they are from.”

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