The Idaho Department of Lands will hold its Log Scaling School March 12-14, 2024, at the Hells Canyon Grand Hotel and a local log yard in Lewiston. Each day, time will be spent in the classroom and the log yard. This is an introduction to scaling for anyone interested in learning more about scaling, training to become a scaler, or preparing to take the state scaling licensure test.

To Register: Please send an email confirmation of your intention to attend the school, along with your contact information (name, phone, representing) to: and list IDL Scaling School registration in the subject. Scaling school will be offered free of charge this year. The registration deadline is February 26, 2024.

If you can, please provide your own hard hat and reflective vest. If you have any of the following, please bring them as well: scale stick, 50 foot logger’s tape, scaler’s hatchet, data recorder or scale sheets, clip board and a small calculator. We will have some supplies available to borrow.

This year’s course qualifies for up to 20 Idaho Pro-Logger credits through ALC.

For those needing accommodations, there is a block of rooms reserved at the Hells Canyon Grand Hotel for March 12-14. Please make your reservations as soon as possible by calling the Hells Canyon Grand Hotel at (208) 799-1000. Reservations are available on a first come, first serve basis. To get the group rate, indicate you are with the IDL Scaling School.

Questions? Please contact Shannon McCormick at (208) 666-8641 or For those interested in pursuing a scaling career with the Idaho Department of Lands, additional training and/or internships may be available in preparation for the 2024 Idaho Board of Scaling Practices licensure exam. Contact Shannon for more information.

In addition, North Idaho College is offering an online self-study course that could be helpful to students seeking a scaling license. Find more information online: or call: 208-769-3333