Associated Logging Contractors, Inc.

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The Associated Logging Contractors works on issues that impact logging & hauling contractors and their ability to be successful in the logging business.  To that end, the ALC Board contracts with CapitolWest Public Policy Group for governmental affairs representation in Boise, Idaho's State Capitol.

 

The ALC also works with the American Loggers Council (www.americanloggers.org) to collaborate on issues impacting Idaho logging & hauling contractors and logging contractors across the country and brings a united voice to decision makers in Washington, D.C., through that organization.

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Other State and National Logging Associations

 

Alaska Forestry Association

The Alaska Forest Association can be characterized as a high profile industry trade association. Its members hold in common general business interests in the timber industry of Alaska. AFA's activities are directly related to the viability of the forest products industry in Alaska.

 

American Loggers Council

The ALC was formed in 1994 to serve as a unified, national voice for professional loggers across the United States. Made up of a coalition of state and regional logging associations and councils, ALC represents more than 50,000 employees and reaches over 10,000 logging contractors.

 

Associated Oregon Loggers

Associated Oregon Loggers is a trade association, founded in 1969, to provide business services to contract logging firms and related businesses. We are the largest loggers association (in members) in the USA!

 

California Loggers

Associated California Loggers is, as you might suspect, an association of loggers in California. We started in 1973, when forestry regulation in California was "coming of age". Small, family owned businesses of loggers and log truckers are the backbone of this industry and this association and we wanted our interests to be represented.

 

Montana Logging Association

The Montana Logging Association (MLA) was incorporated in 1976 as a non-profit organization to provide a united voice for the family-owned businesses that harvest and transport logs from forest to mill in Montana. Today, the MLA has in excess of 500 members who individually and collectively strive to promote and advance the logging profession.

 

Washington Contract Loggers Association

Our goal is to provide each of our member companies with something unique – a program or service they view as a valuable benefit to their company. To achieve that goal, we try to ensure that these programs and services are tailored to contract logging and related businesses, cost effective, and geared towards ensuring the success of this industry in the future.

 

Northern Arizona Loggers Association

Northern Arizona Loggers Association is committed to enhancing the logging profession, establishing a more level playing field for professional loggers and providing accurate information about the logging profession to the forest products companies, landowners and the public. NALA serves as a network and communication center, linking local, state and regional organizations around the country to contractors in Arizona.

American Forest & Paper Association

Trade league comprised of nearly 200 forest-owning and manufacturing companies across America. Current information on the forest products industry, forest environment and products; recycling; "Sustainable Forestry Initiative" America's forest and paper people -- "Improving tomorrow's environment today".

 

Forest Resources Association

The Mission of the Forest Resources Association is to promote the best interests of wood fiber suppliers and consumers in the economical, efficient, and sustainable use, and stewardship, of forest resources to meet wood fiber needs through private enterprise.

 

Pacific Logging Congress

The Pacific Logging Congress mission is to fulfill the need to provide sound technical education about the forest industry. Founded in 1909 the Pacific Logging Congress has sought to educate politicians, educators, their students and the general public about the need for sound responsible forestry to supply global needs for wood fiber.

 

University of Idaho – Extension

The University of Idaho Extension Forestry web site is another useful tool for the management of your forested lands.

 

Idaho Forest Products Commission

The Idaho Forest Products Commission sees working forests maintained in Idaho forever through responsible management of public and private forests and through an informed public that understands such management. The work of the Commission will help assure balanced and sustained timber, wildlife, recreation and scenic beauty for the welfare of the state's citizens.

 

National Alliance of Forest Owners

The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) will protect and enhance the economic and environmental values of privately-owned forests through targeted policy advocacy at the national level.

 

Idaho Forest Owners Association

An alliance of forest owners dedicated to the management,  use and protection of private forest resources in Idaho.

Idaho Forest Products Commission

The purpose of the Commission is to "promote the economic and environmental welfare of the state by providing a means for the collection and dissemination of information regarding the management of the state's public and private forest lands and the forest products industry."

 

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization that is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program.  Across Canada and the United States, more than 240 million acres (nearly 100 million hectares) are certified to the SFI forest management standard, the largest single forest standard in the world.

 

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

The Forest Stewardship Council mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.   The FSC vision is that we can meet our current needs for forest products without compromising the health of the world’s forests for future generations.

 

Idaho Tree Farm Program

The purpose of the Idaho Tree Farm Program is to promote better forest management among nonindustrial forest owners.  The vehicle for achieving this aim is the American Tree Farm System, sponsored nationally by the American Forest Foundation (AFF), regionally by the Idaho SFI Implementation Committee, and statewide by the Idaho Tree Farm Committee (State Committee).

The Idaho Tree Farm program is a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Tree Farm System and American Forest Foundation, and sponsored by the Intermountain Forest Association in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Our program is committed to promote the growing of renewable forest resources on private lands, while protecting environmental benefits and increasing public understanding of all benefits of productive forestry.

 

Forest Seedling Network (FSN)

An interactive website connecting forest landowners with seedling providers  and forest management services and contractors.

Idaho Small Business Solutions

This site will help you start or grow your business. New to business or to Idaho? Start with the Business Wizard. It will give you a customized Checklist of local, state, and federal regulations that affect your business. You will also find information on licenses and permits that you might need, as well as information on registering your business in Idaho.

 

US Forest Service

The phrase “Caring for the Land and Serving People” captures the Forest Service mission. As set forth in law, the mission is to achieve quality land management under sustainable multiple-use management to meet the diverse needs of the people.

 

Bureau of Land Management-Idaho

The 12 million acres of public land the BLM manages in Idaho support a diversity of fish, wildlife and plant species that together represent a resource and a use of public lands.

 

Idaho Trucking information

Trucking Resources for the State of Idaho – a one stop web site for information pertinent to operating a commercial vehicle in Idaho.

 

Idaho Department of Lands (IDL)

Following the directives of the State Board of Land Commissioners, the Idaho Department of Lands carries out the daily management of 2.4 million acres of state endowment trust land, generating income for the beneficiaries a number of ways: the sale of timber; leases for grazing, farming, conservation, commercial buildings, recreational homesites, and mining; and earnings from invested funds.

 

OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration

By many measures, logging is the most dangerous occupation in the United States. The tools and equipment such as chain saws and logging machines pose hazards wherever they are used. This link provides information on OSHA’s rules regarding logging safety.

 

Idaho Logging Safety – Idaho Division of Building Safety

The Logging Safety Program works in cooperation with the Idaho Industrial Commission and in concert with loggers and logging contractors throughout Idaho to promote safety and safety awareness. The program also provides essential safety training at the request of contractors. Program representatives are available to help loggers address a wide range of on-the-job safety issues with the goal of providing workable solutions in a timely manner.

 

Idaho’s Logging Safety Rules can be found here.

 

Idaho Board of Scaling Practices

The Idaho Board of Scaling Practices is an independent state agency attached to the Idaho Department of Lands for administrative purposes. The primary purpose of the Board is to enforce log scaling standards prescribed by statute and regulations.  The Board tests and licenses scaling practitioners and subjects them to routine, unannounced check scales to assure proficiency.  Statutes also assign the Board with the duties of log brand registration and the disposition of prize (abandoned) logs.

 

Idaho Department of Labor

The Idaho Department of Labor is a leader in generating quality jobs and maintaining an educated, skilled work force that serves as the foundation of strong communities with vibrant, diversified and expanding economies.

The Department is committed to ensuring access to a comprehensive menu of quality services and information for all

customers and partners. Services range from helping businesses recruit employees to helping job seekers.

The Evergreen Foundation

Educational foundation having the mission to help restore public confidence in forestry, and to help advance public understanding and support for scientifically-based forest policies and practices.

 

Loggers World Magazine

Loggers World pioneered logging magazine publishing 36 years ago. Through the years we have seen many changes in logging, logging machinery, and weathered the ups and downs of the logging economy. We have made it our practice to report on the latest in logging methods and machinery as well as the operators who are the cutting edge of production.

 

Log Truckers

In early spring of 1976, the first issue of Log Trucker magazine was published. The inspiration and guiding vision for the new magazine came out of the already established Logger's World publication. The intention of Log Trucker was and still is to provide a regular source of industry resources and information specifically for the log trucking community. Log Trucker is a regional publication devoted to Western United States log trucking and wood products operations. Log Trucker is the only publication dedicated solely to the woods transportation industry and is recognized as the buyers source for trucks, truck equipment, parts and components. Our editorial focus is on the working log truckers and operators and our circulation is currently over 12,000 circulation copies.

 

Timber Harvesting

Published 6 times a year Timber Harvesting is known for its editorial integrity and depth, equipment and business information, commentary on U.S. wood fiber supply chain and a close alliance with the American Loggers Council - lending significance to its unique Logging Business of the Year recognition.

 

Timber West

On the cutting edge of mechanized harvesting and wood processing technology in America’s largest forestry market since 1975.

Idaho Logging Safety – Idaho Division of Building Safety

The Logging Safety Program works in cooperation with the Idaho Industrial Commission and in concert with loggers and logging contractors throughout Idaho to promote safety and safety awareness. The program also provides essential safety training at the request of contractors. Program representatives are available to help loggers address a wide range of on-the-job safety issues with the goal of providing workable solutions in a timely manner.

 

Idaho’s Logging Safety Rules can be found here.

 

OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration

By many measures, logging is the most dangerous occupation in the United States. The tools and equipment such as chain saws and logging machines pose hazards wherever they are used. This link provides information on OSHA’s rules regarding logging safety.

 

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (49 U.S.C. 113). Formerly a part of the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. Activities of the Administration contribute to ensuring safety in motor carrier operations through strong enforcement of safety regulations; targeting high-risk carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers; improving safety information systems and commercial motor vehicle technologies; strengthening commercial motor vehicle equipment and operating standards; and increasing safety awareness. To accomplish these activities, the Administration works with Federal, State, and local enforcement agencies, the motor carrier industry, labor safety interest groups, and others.

 

The National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety

The National Timber Harvesting and Transportation Safety (THATS) Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization administered by the Forest Resources Association. Established in 1991, the mission of the Foundation is "to promote, support, and serve as a catalyst for safe and professional work attitudes, practices, and conditions in timber harvesting and transportation."

 

Forests Are For Kids!

Packed full of forest information and activities for students, this page is provided by the Idaho Forest Products Commission.

 

Cool Stuff for Teachers

Provided by the Idaho Forest Products Commission, this site has numerous resources for teachers to utilize in the classroom.

 

This is My Office – find out more about a career in logging

This web site and video produced by the Pacific Forest Foundation provides a glimpse into a logging career.  Modern forest operators provide the logging, reforestation, road building, transportation, environmental protection and the fires and fuels management expertise required to bring timber to market. A wide variety of jobs requiring unique skills are available in our industry to someone willing to try new things and who enjoys working outdoors. This could be your new office!

 

Job, Careers & People in Idaho’s Forests

The forest sector attracts people who thrive in a dynamic environment. While some jobs require teamwork, others operate independently. The workplace may be outdoors, in the forest, inside a piece of heavy equipment, in an office, a research lab, at a computer station or inside a manufacturing or distribution facility. No matter where they work, forest employees experience a sense of contribution and accomplishment.

Today's innovative forest sector stays on top of scientific discoveries and new technologies to compete in a highly competitive global marketplace. Ever advancing technology and innovation help men and women working in Idaho's forest businesses do things better, safer and in more comfortable settings than ever before. A mill worker or logger from the 1980's would not recognize much of the technology in use in modern forest and mill operations. And job opportunities continue to grow with the ongoing advent and incorporation new technologies.  This site, provided by the Idaho Forest Products Commission provides information on the careers available in the forest products businesses of today.

 

Provider Pals

Provider Pals© is a cultural exchange program that links urban classrooms, rural classrooms, and the people who get their hands dirty every day - farmers, ranchers, miners, loggers, oil field workers, commercial fishermen, and others who provide the basics of everyday life. These diverse cultures join together to teach each other about their very different ways of life and to address the fundamental question “Where does my stuff come from?”.

Associated Logging Contractors, Inc.

Telephone: (208) 667-6473

(800) 632-8743

Facsimile: (208) 667-2144

Mailing Address:

PO Box 671

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816

Physical Address:

10589 S. Hwy 95

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814