Forestry & Logging
The Northeast and Appalachian forests provide livelihoods for thousands of logging industry workers. Nearly one in nine U.S. logging jobs is located in our service region producing nearly $13 billion in gross domestic product—from lumber, paper, and cardboard, to pulpwood and biomass for fuel.
The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher
Before a big haul is trucked out of the woods, a tremendous amount of skill and hard work done by hand and with sophisticated large machinery takes place. Workers often endure extremes—sub-zero cold, long shifts that might start in the middle of the night, far commutes into the depths of remote forest, and potential risk to one’s health and safety. Nationwide, loggers are killed on the job at a rate 28 times that of the average worker, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Logging workers also suffer from higher rates of injury, hearing loss, musculoskeletal disorders and chronic illness than those in other industries.
Forestry News & Media
Professional Logging Contractors honors Northeast Center
The Professional Logging Contractors of Maine (PLC) recently honored the Northeast Center with its Supporting Member Award for demonstrating an “unprecedented commitment to logging contractors
Survey Report: COVID-19’s impact on NE loggers
Grants for One-Year Projects
Deadline for Submissions: July 7, 2021 Applications for the Northeast Center’s small grants program are currently available. Our 2021-2022 program will fund two $25,000 mini-grants
Loggers’ Perspective on the Pandemic
Northeast Center Forestry Videos
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