Oregon State Implementation Committee

QLP LIST

QLP LIST Professional foresters and loggers are trained to handle a complex and wide range of situations safely, economically and conscientiously. When it comes time to harvest, using the services of professional foresters and qualified logging professionals will go a long way to successfully applying the principles of sustainable forest management to your lands.

Some of the expertise you should expect in a trained or certified logging professional:

  • Knowledge and compliance with federal, state and local laws regarding timber harvesting
  • Knowledge and experience in meeting the requirements of the Oregon Forest Practices Act (FPA) and Forest Practice Administrative Rules

Oregon Professional LoggersIn addition, loggers must be up-to-date on technology and safety measures, understand and implement the variety of regulations designed to protect natural resources and be able to manage people effectively. In short, a professional logger needs to be a good business-person and a good steward of the land.

The Associated Oregon Loggers manages the Oregon Professional Loggers program (OPL), a voluntary program that trains professional loggers in sustainable forestry, Forest Practices laws and regulations, safety and business. This program meets the SFI standard logger training requirements. To initially obtain OPL status, a company must accumulate 32 education credit hours. Completion of the Basic Forest Practices Workshop is required as part of the initial 32 hours. Once accredited, a minimum of 10 credit hours per year with at least 4 of these being in Forest Practices training is required to maintain OPL status. The Associated Oregon Loggers maintains a list of OPL on their website at www.oregonloggers.org.

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