Processor felling a balsam fir tree

CLP Provides Training and Educational Opportunities to Maine Loggers since 1991

Mechanical CLPs enjoy a Workers Compensation rate that is 48% less than non-certified mechanical loggers. The conventional CLP logging rate is 83% less than in 1988.

2021 CLP Banquet Postponed

It is with a great deal of disappointment that the Maine TREE Foundation, on behalf of the Certified Logging Professionals (CLP) program, announces the postponement of the 2021 banquet. While we were all excited about returning in person after a virtual year in 2020, the significant rise in COVID-19 cases and the risks associated with a large, in-person event at this point after the Thanksgiving weekend justify this postponement.

The CLP Board is reviewing the 2021 award nominations and will proceed with choosing winners for the current year.  Our hope is that a spring event will be feasible to get together and celebrate the accomplishments of the loggers of the year and the newly certified loggers from 2020 and 2021.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these still challenging times.  If you have any questions, please contact the Maine TREE Foundation at 207-621-9872.

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