207-688-8195 Professional Logging Contractors of Maine

Forestry For Loggers – Logger Leadership Series

The logging industry in Maine is comprised of many loggers who have become managers because of mechanization and the complexity of their business. The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine (PLC) and the Maine Forest Service (MFS), Forest Ranger division, are partnering in January 2022 to offer online (via Zoom) trainings focused on what the MFS looks for during Timber Harvesting Inspections to help you better manage your business. Each of these sessions will be geared toward a different region of the state and members should try to attend the session for their region if possible. The sessions are designed for owners, foremen, and managers of logging companies. Regional MFS Rangers will be on hand for the sessions and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions.

Topic: Maine Forest Ranger Timber Harvest Inspections: A discussion on Maine’s timber harvesting laws and what Rangers look for during an inspection, including, Ranger activities, Forest Health & Monitoring, Forest Policy & Management, Forest Protection Division, Data collection, Forest Operations Notifications, Spark Arrestors, Forest Practices Act, Property Lines, Trip Tickets, Mill Scale Slips, Water Quality, and Timber Asset Security Checks

Class Dates- (6:00 pm-7:00 pm):

  • Thursday, Jan. 27 

Details: Online – Zoom – registrants will be sent a link to the class Please return registration form to reserve your spot today or email jessica@maineloggers.com to enroll.

Training brought to you by: PLC of Maine & Maine Forest Rangers

Master Logger Training Credit: This webinar qualifies for one hour of continuing education credits

*This is the first in a series of PLC Logger Leadership trainings planned for 2022. Watch your email for updates on additional trainings and topics.

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2022 PLC Safety Trainings

The 2022 Spring Safety trainings will be in person – check back for registration information!

Training is FREE for PLC Members and Maine Master Loggers.  $20 per person for any other employee.

Thank you 2021 Safety Sponsors:

Cross Insurance – Presenting & Prize

Acadia Insurance- Presenting

Barry Equipment- Logger Lunch

Nortrax – Fleet Lunch

Chalmers Insurance – Breakfast

Memic – Knowledge Check & Prize

Farm Credit East – Break

United Insurance – Break

Manac – Break

Maine Trailer-Break

Sappi – Prize

Hale Brake & Tire -Prize

Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety in Ag, Forestry and Fishing (NEC) – Prize

Whited Truck – Prize

Traction Heavy Duty – Prize

PLC Safety Training:

PLC Safety trainings are a benefit for PLC membership for all employees.  We encourage participation yearly to ensure a culture of safety is fostered by all of our PLC members.  The training classes are held conveniently throughout the state at the garages of a hosting PLC member.  Breakfast and lunch are served.  Topics change yearly based on the biggest risks identified by the insurance industry and topics that are requested by contractors.  Our safety training’s qualify for CLP credit for renewal.  We will notify the CLP of your participation.


As of January 2021, since 2011, How many people has the PLC trained at Spring Safety Trainings?

Safety, Our #1 Priority

Since the PLC of Maine started 23 years ago, there are several initiatives that have benefited the membership and the logging industry in Maine.   One initiative is the Acadia Insurance Dividend Program, which has returned over $10.5 million to PLC members since its inception in 1999.

The PLC takes the issue of safety seriously and encourages PLC members to commitment to safety, not only to reap the benefits of the Dividend Program, but to protect employees, lower costs and sustain the longevity of businesses.

The PLC is committed to the safety and well being of its membership for the very same reasons.  In the long run, if someone does not go home at night because of a life threatening injury, the risks do not outweigh the rewards.

Below you will find documents designed by the PLC to facilitate safety meetings, safety inspections, first aid procedures and many links helpful safety resources.