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Local Logger Makes the Cut

JEFFERSON CITY –– The Missouri Logging Council (MLC) is pleased to announce the Master Logger Certification of local logger Paul Clancy of Clancy & Sons Logging, Sparta, MO

“Master Loggers exhibit the highest standards for safety, sustainability, and ethical business practices. They harvest timber with true regard for the environment and landowner’s best interests,” says MLC President, Shannon Jarvis. “We are proud to announce Paul Clancy has “made the cut.”

Master Logger Certification relies on a field assessment process to clearly document a logger’s knowledge, skills, and harvesting practices using a set of 68 performance standards. If their work passes these tests, applicants sign a code of ethics, and their application goes to an 8-member certifying board. These members represent various forest stakeholders and areas of expertise. This assessment process and the resulting Master Logger Certification gives loggers economic leverage in developing stewardship contracts with corporations, landowners, and retailers.

Landowners can be assured they are working with the “best of the best”. This certification provides customers and the general public assurances that the person or company performing the job has the education, training, and experience to do the job correctly and that appropriate practices are being implemented.

Master Loggers must be recertified every two years. Failure to follow specified safety, environmental, forest management, or business practices can result in decertification.

For information about the Master Logger Certification Program or to view a list of Missouri Master Loggers call 573-634-3252 or visit www.moforest.org/MLC/mmldirectory.html.

The Missouri Logging Council (MLC) was formed in 2008 to serve as a unified voice for professional loggers in the State of Missouri. The MLC is committed to enhancing the logging profession by creating positive working partnerships between logging crews, contractors, mills, and private and public property owners. The council is dedicated to improving safety, business and natural resource ethics through education and training within the logging and hauling profession in Missouri.

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