Training Info

ALC’s 5th Annual Safety Conference November 11

The ALC’s 5th Annual Safety Conference is set for Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the Moscow Best Western University Inn. Free breakfast begins at 7 a.m. and the conference runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Free Breakfast
  • Earn 4 Idaho Pro-Logger credits
  • Door prizes including a rifle and pistol
  • Keynote Speaker Ron Heagy “Roll On Ron”
  • Presenter ISP Sgt. Matt Thompson – Clarification of Intrastate and Interstate Regulations for Trucks
  • Presenter Randy Brooks, Professor and Extension Forestry Specialist and Forestry Program Lead at the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Scientists at University of Idaho – Out Sloped Roads: Design and Safety Concerns

Need a hotel room on Friday night? Call the Best Western directly at (208) 882-0550 and ask for the ALC/Idaho Logging Contractors room block. A room with 2 queen beds is $134 plus tax and a room with 1 King bed is $124 plus tax.

Register for the conference HERE. If you have questions or need additional information please call Jolene at (208) 667-6473 or email

IDL launches wildland firefighter online training

The Idaho Department of Lands has launched a new online fire training portal for loggers, industrial forestland owners and foresters, providing access to training resources that qualifies them to safely fight fire on their own land within areas where IDL provides fire protection.

The portal connects these forestry professionals with traditional in-person or virtual classes, and free self-directed online learning.With proper training, owners and operators of heavy equipment can become eligible to contract for work suppressing fire on other lands protected by IDL. This adds to the firefighting capacity of IDL while also benefitting local economies.

The Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho (ALC) supports this new training opportunity.

“This partnership with industry is more important than ever as wildfires have become more frequent and more severe,” said ALC Executive Director Shawn Keough. “Our logging contractors and crews are usually close by and can provide initial attack before others can even arrive thus putting out fires or keeping them small and controlled. They also have the skills and equipment to continue working on containing a fire.”

IDL’s new training portal is available at

Pro-Logger Continuing Credits 

More classes and workshops are being scheduled and this list will be updated regularly. A note about credits: Generally, one credit is given for each hour of instructional time. Credit is not given for non-instructional time (i.e. driving time or meals, unless accompanied with a presentation).

Please call the ALC office for a complete and up-to-date list: (208) 667-6473 or (800) 632-8743.

LEAP Training

(Logger Education to Advance Professionalism)

Information on LEAP Training will be updated as classes are scheduled.

Questions? Call (208) 667-6473