Business Plans for Forest Businesses 2019
May 30, 2019 8:00 – 3:00 p.m. UVM Ext. • 271 North Main Street, Suite 110, Rutland

Cost: $60 Lunch is provided (8 LEAP credits and 5.5 CFE credits)


Instructor: Steve Bick, Northeast Forests, LLC; Wendy Farrand, Forest Machine Magazine writer; Chris Lindgren, UVM Ext. Forest Business Educator

**Please note that the locations for this workshop were incorrectly listed in the paper mailing sent to LEAP/SFI loggers**

Learn how planning can boost profitability. This workshop offers a mix of presentations and hands on planning using templates and strategy tools. Featuring Small Business Planning for Loggers--a manual and planning template developed by Bick and Lindgren--this workshop is built for loggers and foresters. Learn how to; plan for growth opportunities or business transitions, use business plans to secure financing and grants, develop new markets, start or expand an enterprise, hire and keep good employees. From sharpening your mission statement to projecting your financial statements, this workshop will help you plan your next move.

   
Business Plans for Forest Businesses 2019
May 29, 2019 8:00 – 3:00 p.m. North Country Career Center – Room 380 • 209 Veterans Ave • Newport


Cost: $60 Lunch is provided (8 LEAP credits and 5.5 CFE credits)

Instructor: Steve Bick, Northeast Forests, LLC; Wendy Farrand, Forest Machine Magazine writer; Chris Lindgren, UVM Ext. Forest Business Educator

**Please note that the locations for this workshop were incorrectly listed in the paper mailing sent to LEAP/SFI loggers**

Learn how planning can boost profitability. This workshop offers a mix of presentations and hands on planning using templates and strategy tools. Featuring Small Business Planning for Loggers--a manual and planning template developed by Bick and Lindgren--this workshop is built for loggers and foresters. Learn how to; plan for growth opportunities or business transitions, use business plans to secure financing and grants, develop new markets, start or expand an enterprise, hire and keep good employees. From sharpening your mission statement to projecting your financial statements, this workshop will help you plan your next move.

   
Log Haulers Safety Workshop
Log Haulers Safety Workshop 8 LEAP Credits

May 15th, 2019 7:30am – 3:00pm West Rutland Town Garage, West Rutland, VT

An Inspector from the Department of Motor Vehicles will be presenting on:
* DOT numbers, who needs one?
* For hire versus Not for hire.
* Hours of Service & Electronic Log Device Requirements
* Medical Card Requirements
* A “walk around” of both a loaded log truck and a lowbed with a machine chained down on it to discuss load securement and other common issues that DMV inspectors typically find during a roadside stop.

Team Safe Trucking-The American Loggers Council and Forest Resource Association have worked with insurance companies to develop Team Safe Trucking materials. New training modules and materials will be introduced.

Log loader and landing safety-Discussion of log landing and loader safety, blind spots, overhead lifting and truck traffic. Skidders, slashers, chippers, log loaders and log trucks all are operating in a tight space on a typical landing. Learn about taking steps to prevent accidents to make your landing a safe one.

Staff from Green Mountain Kenworth will be on hand with a new Kenworth truck to discuss safety features and what is coming in new truck development.

Directions: May 15th West Rutland Town Garage, 265 Ross Street, West Rutland, VT
Cost: $60 **Lunch will be provided**

   
Timber Purchaser's Meeting & AMP Workshop
May 13th, 2019: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, 43 Hebard Hill Road, Randolph VT 05060

Session 1: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation will be holding the Second Annual State Lands Timber Purchaser’s Meeting for those interested in bidding on State Lands Timber Sales. Topics will include, the Vermont State Lands Timber Sale Program (2018 accomplishments, 2019 planned sales & safety planning); VT Logger Safety & Workers’ Comp Insurance Program; Watershed Forestry Program Updates; EAB Updates

Session 2: Introduction to Avenza Maps and Smartphone Apps in planning forest operations. Afternoon field session: In the woods using Avenza Maps to calculate the cost of AMP implementation and closeout work on logging operations. Field session is rain or shine.

Directions: Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, 43 Hebard Hill Road, Randolph VT 05060
Cost: Free **Bring your own lunch**.

Contact Paul Frederick at FPR with questions - Paul.frederick@vermont.gov

   
Game of Logging Levels 1-4
The Game of Logging (GOL) (8 LEAP credits)
This is a 4-day training program from 7:45 – 3:00 p.m. that will be offered multiple times and location (noted below)

Cost: $150/day/level Bring your own lunch Instructor: John Adler, Northeast Woodland Training

GOL is an option for continuing education as well. Levels must be taken sequentially.

Level 1: Emergency planning, personal protective equipment, 5-point safety check, reactive forces, precision plunge cutting, 5-point felling plan, scoring the stump, precision felling practice.

Level 2: Reduced down time, maintenance, carburetor tune-up, art of chain filing, releasing “Springpoles” safety, precision felling practice.

Level 3: Scoring the chain, dealing with the heavy “lean” in a tree, utilizing wedges & shims, understanding stem compression & tension, 5-point limbing plan, limbing concepts/techniques, bucking techniques, precision felling practice (side/back leaners)

Level 4: Focus all the felling and bucking techniques from previous 3 levels into a harvesting plan. Concepts of the 3-R’s (reconnaissance, record & relay) and how they maximize efficiency of man and equipment hours, understanding the costs per minute and how to improve efficiency, cooling the system down.

Level 5: A refresher course – it meets the standards for Safety Certified Non-Mechanized Loggers who have taken the GOL 1-4 more than five years ago. Review of the felling and bucking fundamentals. Review of the 3-R’s Concept; reconnaissance, record & relay and how they maximize efficiency of man and equipment hours, tackling the difficult felling and bucking situations.

Dates and Locations

Stay Tuned, Mailing going out soon with options for this set of workshops.

Thank you!
David