Here you will find information on training, news & resources, and a directory of logging professionals. MLEP is a private non-profit educational corporation established to assist logging business owners meet the ever-challenging demands of their profession.
UMN Blinn, Charles R.; Nolle, David A. (University of Minnesota, 2023)
Logging businesses in Minnesota have been surveyed intermittently since the late 1970s to assess their status and health. A mail survey was conducted in spring 2022 to assess the status of Minnesota’s logging sector during 2021. The survey was a follow up to previous surveys, the most recent of which were conducted in 2016 and 2011.
The bipartisan Jobs in the Woods Act was introduced by Congresswomen Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR-5) and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA-3) to address the labor shortage impacting forestry and related industries. The legislation would create a grant program for nonprofit organizations, state governments, and colleges to utilize workforce training in forestry-related fields.
The bipartisan Safe Routes Act of 2023 was introduced by Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI-8) and Jared Golden (D-ME-2). This legislation would improve the safety of transporting raw forest products from the woods to a remote storage facility or mill.