Logger of the Year

The Minnesota Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Program Implementation Committee (MN-SFI-SIC) accepts nominations for its Logger of the Year Award early in the year.  We encourage you to nominate an exceptional logger.  In addition to a plaque and other prizes, the winner will be nominated for the Forest Resources Association’s Regional Outstanding Logger of the Year award.


To nominate an outstanding logger, download the electronic nomination form. Complete the nomination form describing why you think your nominee should receive the MN SIC Logger of the Year Award. Your nomination should include Letters of Support from peers, private landowners, agency staff, etc.


The current nomination form is available at the MN-SFI-SIC website. Nomination forms should be emailed to alehner@minnesotaforests.com. The winner will be notified in April and the award will be presented at the MLEP Logger Conferences.


Award Objectives

  • Recognize outstanding Minnesota independent logging contractor performance.

  • Increase the visibility of competent professional independent logging contractors within the forestry community.

  • Encourage other independent logging contractors to emulate the outstanding performance of award winners.

  • Improve forester-logger-landowner relations by publicly recognizing outstanding logging performance as an essential element of every planned timber harvest.

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