April 19, 2018 Double Tree Hotel, Binghamton, NY
New York Logger Training, Inc. (NYLT), has been awarded a grant by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Market to conduct a symposium on the Future Viability of Loggers in New York. This grant is geared towards logging in NY’s Southern Tier Region (Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Alleghany, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, Chemung, Tioga, Broome, Chenango, Delaware Counties) which represents approximately 1/3 of New York’s forest industry sector with nearly $7 billion dollars in economic output and over 27,000 employees with $1.8 billion dollars in labor income. Underlying every forest related business is the logging infrastructure necessary to harvest trees and bring wood product to saw mills, paper mills and wood product manufacturers. The region’s logging sector is aging, facing ever increasing regulatory and safety requirements, technological innovation (e.g. mechanized harvesting) and requirements for improved business productivity and proficiency.
The symposium will over the following topics: Legislative Update; New York’s Logging Community; How are log and lumber markets; the forest resource and sustained yield management; New York loggers: are they striving, thriving or just surviving; and strategies for thriving: financing new or newer equipment, get a business plan, tips for working on State Forest lands, lessons learned from West Virginia
NYLT’s Trained Logger Certification © (TLC) has become the standard training for programs such as the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) in NYS and is supported by the New York SFI State Implementation Committee (SIC) . TLC is a voluntary program which recognizes loggers who have achieved a level of training and continuing education. Since the original certificates were presented in 1996, it has become the standard for the wood using industry in New York.
This course is valued at:
NYLT CE: 1 Credit
For SAF: 4 Category 1 Credits and 1.5 Category 2 Credits
and is $25/pp. For more information or to register for this class, please call NYLT at 518-463-1297.