Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Find a Trained Logger

When you’re ready to harvest your timber, it’s important to find a well-trained, professional logger. SFI provides support for the Georgia “Master Timber Harvester” program, a logger education program offered by the University of Georgia’s Center for Forest Business. Training and education programs in adjacent states are sponsored through their respective state forestry associations and universities.

Loggers that are designated Master Timber Harvesters have participated in a two-day comprehensive Master Timber Harvester workshop that addresses Environmental Issues, Business Management and Safety. The course includes: Principles of Sustainable Forestry; Forest Stewardship: Conservation & Regeneration; Wildlife & Endangered Species; Georgia’s Best Management Practices to Protect Water Quality; Harvest Planning-including forest roads, aesthetics, and special sites; Federal, State, and Local Employment Laws; Forest Products Transportation; Public Policy and Outreach; and Awareness of Emerging Technologies.

To renew and maintain their Master Timber Harvester designation, loggers must participate in Continuing Logger Education courses.

Search the Database
To learn more about the program or find a Georgia Master Timber Harvester (GAMTH), go to the GAMTH database.  You can search the database by county, company name, individual’s name or by Master Timber Harvester identification number.

Note: The list recognizes those loggers that have earned the “Master Timber Harvester” designation, and should not be considered a recommendation or endorsement for their services