Master Logger Core Class 2022
The next Master Logger Core Class is set for Feb. 9 -10, 2022, at the Country Inn & Suites, 2727 Monroe Hwy., Pineville, Louisiana, [(318) 641-8332]. The cost of the program is $200 if registered and paid by Feb. 4, 2022. If you register on Feb. 5 through Feb. 8, the cost is $320. If you are a member of the Louisiana Logging Council, the cost is $100 if you register not later than Feb. 2. Payment can be made by check or money order and mailed to Gracee Texada, PO Box 5067, Alexandria, LA 71307. Please note that if you are paying by credit card, a $5 processing fee will be added.
For more information, contact Gracee Texada at email@example.com or by calling 318-443-2558.
All Master Logger Core Classes will be held at the Country Inn & Suites, 2727 Monroe Hwy, Pineville, LA 71360. Call (318) 641-8332 (let them know you are with LFA) for overnight reservations.
Please check for deadline
to pre-register. The cost of all classes will be double after deadline and at the door if not pre-registered.
Lunch is provided.
Pipeline Classes will be held around the state and are 2 CLE credits.
Click the link below for schedule and to RSVP.
Master Loggers attending pipeline classes or police jury meetings or any other qualified Continuing Education classes must provide proof of attendance to Gracee Texada before receiving credit.
Online seminars from FRA:
Transition War Stories: Lessons from the Frontlines
FRA will be joined by John C. Buckley II, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret), Outreach Strategies Manager at Koch Industries, for a presentation on hiring veterans, including strategies for recruiting, onboarding, and retaining former service members. Buckley currently supports Koch companies in developing and implementing recruitment and retention programs for veterans and people with criminal records. The seminar is set for 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Please click HERE to register.
Forest Products Transportation: Innovative Strategies to Improve Operational Efficiency
This webinar will address the numerous operational challenges confronting the forest products transportation sector today, and how these sources of inefficiency ultimately led a well-known national provider to enter the timber transportation industry. Learn more about topics such as dedicated fleet capacity, optimized routing and deliveries, and the role of on-site account managers. Webinar presenters include Jeremy Morris of J.B. Hunt and Richard Schwab of M.A. Rigoni. This seminar is set for 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18.
Please click HERE to register.
New webinar to help with PATHH, Main Street relief
Loggers can learn more about how to apply for aid with the federal Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH) and the state Main Street Logger Relief Program in a webinar set up by the Louisiana Logging Council, and earn one CE credit. The webinar will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.
The webinar will feature Lee Cater with the USDA Farm Service Agency at 6 p.m. talking about the PATHH program. Following that, Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder will talk about the state's Main Street Logger Relief Program at 6:35 p.m.
Each session will have a question and answer period following the presentation.
The webinar is free, but you must register to receive the CE credit.
FRA to have special webinar series:
Trucking and Workforce Issues
FRA is launching a webinar series this fall focused on trucking and workforce. Please register for these great webinars below. More information will be available soon.
• Benchmarking Log Truck Insurance Premiums in the US South – Preliminary Results: Wednesday, November 3, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. Please click HERE to register.
• Transition War Stories: Lessons from the Frontlines: Wednesday, November 10, from 2: from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. Please click HERE to register.
• Forest Products Transportation: Innovative Strategies to Improve Operational Efficiency: Thursday, November 18, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. Please click HERE to register.
• Register now for FRA’s upcoming webinar on Timber Security, taking place next week. Aaron Gilland with Dendro Resource Management will begin with a “Timber Security Overview,” followed by Tyler Hill with International Paper presenting on “Satellite Imagery and Fiber Security – Access to Low Cost Satellite Imaging Platforms Offers Forest Resource Professionals a New Tool to Help with a Variety of Tasks.”
This webinar is eligible for one CFE credit. This webinar will last one hour and include time for questions from participants.
Online Continuing Education
Due to the coronavirus, the Louisiana Logging Council and Louisiana Forestry Association is posting online opportunities for Master Loggers and Foresters to earn Continuing Education credits. Below you will find a list of online webinars that can be completed and go toward credit hours. Send proof of attending the webinar to Gracee Texada at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mailing it to Gracee Texada, PO Box 5067, Alexandria, LA 71307. Also, check our calendar for events.
Master Loggers and Foresters can view the video by clicking on the appropriate link below. Each video can earn one-half credit (30 minutes) of CE toward their required 6 hours for CE. To get credit, you must contact Gracee Texada at email@example.com after you've viewed the video.
• How landers can benefit form Carbon Credits.
• Learn about the Logger Relief Act
• Invasive Feral Hogs: Is there a solution in sight?
OHSA Training on CDC Guidelines Update
OSHA is helping provide updates to CDC Guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more by going to the CWPR website.
TEAM Safe Trucking online training through 2021
JULY: BEFORE YOUR DRIVE: Alcohol and Drugs 1, 2 and 3, Medical Clearance and Fatigue, downloading the Talentlms app When: Jul 12, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:
AUGUST: AT THE MILL: Mill General Safety, Mill Safety Challenges, Loading and Unloading, Entering and Exiting and Multi-contractor Liability, downloading the talentlms app When: Aug 5, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:
SEPTEMBER: TST TRAINING - Right of Way, Turns & Curves, Wood Roads and How to Survive a D.O.T Audit and How to Download the talentlms app. When: Sep 29, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:
OCTOBER: TST ANNUAL MEETING - 2021 Team Safe Trucking Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 6th time TBD, The Coeur D’ Alene Resort, 115 S. 2nd Street Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814, Before the American Logger Council 2021 Annual Meeting
The Coeur d' Alene Resort, 115 S. 2nd Street Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
Toll Free: (855) 703-4648, https://www.cdaresort.com/ When: Oct 6, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:
NOVEMBER: MODULE ONE TRAINING - Introduction to Team Safe Trucking, Driver Condition, Driver Qualification, Vehicle Condition, COVID-19, and downloading the Talent LMS app. When: Nov 5, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:
DECEMBER: ENTRY LEVEL DRIVER THEORY TRAINING PROGRAM OVERVIEW – COURSE SNEAK-PEEK TRAINING - When: Dec 7, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:
Forest Resources Association Summer Webinar Series
• Safety in Operations During COVID-19
Thursday, July 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. (local time)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, FRA members have implemented new safety practices into their daily operations to make sure that their employees and overall operations remain safe.
In this webinar, FRA President Deb Hawkinson will be joined by the leader of International Paper’s U.S. Safety Team, Amy Hood, and Weyerhaeuser’s Southern Director of Harvesting & Transportation, Clay Thomas.
The webinar will be a panel format to discuss topics such as employee safety, company operations and safety practices with contractors that have been implemented to address COVID-19. There will be a Q&A and we look forward to a great discussion centering around best practices in company operations.
The webinar begins at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. local time) and will last approximately one hour, including time for questions from participants.
In order to access login information for this webinar, you must register in advance HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Forestry & Resources Webinar Portal
Continuing Education credits are available through the Forestry and Resources Webinar Portal. They are free and broadcast live, and allow Foresters and Master Loggers to earn credit hours.
For more information, go to http://forestrywebinars.net/
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