The Idaho Pro-Logger Program (IPL) is a logger training program designed for the professional timber harvester and was established in 1998 in order to meet the educational needs of Idaho logging contactors, loggers, forest owners and forest products companies. Secondarily the program seeks to meet the requirements of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and similar forest land certification programs.
The Idaho Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) State Implementation Committee has designated the IPL as the official logger training program for Idaho. Idaho companies that are certified with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) also recognize the IPL as the logger training program required for their operations.
The Idaho Pro-Logger Program © is owned and operated by the Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho (ALC). The ALC has two committees to assist in oversight and guidance of the IPL:
1.) The Idaho Pro-Logger Sub-Committee whose members are ALC member logging contractors in good standing; and;
2.) The Idaho Pro-Logger Advisory Committee which consists of logging contractors, forest land owners, representatives of forest products companies and large forest land owners, foresters, the University of Idaho Extension Forestry Department, the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, the Idaho Department of Lands, advisors from the Idaho State Logging Safety Program and the safety staff and staff from the ALC. These committees meet regularly to monitor and guide the program and make recommendations to the ALC Board of Directors for program governance. All final decisions on the governance and operation of the IPL rest with the ALC Board of Directors.
For more info on the IPL contact the ALC at 1-208-667-6473.
For more information on forest certification programs:
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Idaho Tree Farm Program