One of the best ways to ensure environmentally sensitive timber harvests is to educate the people who harvest the trees. For this reason, Bennett Lumber requires all contracted loggers to be become accredited with the Associated Logging Contactors' Pro-Logger training program in Idaho, or the Washington Contract Loggers Association's Master Logger Program. Completion of the University of Idaho's Logger Education to Advance Professionalism (LEAP) course and the state's Best Management Practices training course is mandatory.
The courses teach loggers fundamental concepts related to forest ecology, water quality issues and proper management practices to employ and assure protection of forest ecosystems.
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