International Paper Pulp Mill Tour
International Paper Pulp Mill Tour
June 24th, 2014 ** 9:00 am **
568 Shore Airport Rd, Ticonderoga, NY. May, 2014 * 9:00 am * at the yard.
Built in 1882, this is one of the largest paper factories in the U.S. They produce about four million metric tons of paper per year, or around 850 tons of fine white paper per day.
Directions: 568 Shore Airport Rd, Ticonderoga NY. Approximately 3 miles North of the village of Ticonderoga, off of Route 22, take Shore Airport Road.
Cost: $20 / ($15 for Current VFPA member)
Please bring lunch, hardhat, eye & ear protection.


   
Amphibian Workshop
VT Coverts workshop, Bennington, VT Contact Lisa Saulsville for more information lisa@vtcoverts.org
   
Game of Logging - for Loggers
The Game of Logging
This training is directed to Professional Loggers. These techniques have proven to increase production and safety in the woods. Game of Logging is a world-recognized training curriculum that teaches chain saw skills. Developed in the 1960s by Soren Eriksson, a Swedish logger turned training instructor, the Game of Logging combines Scandinavian logging techniques with the latest systems for working safely and productively around trees.

Four Days/Levels of Safety & Skills Training: 

The entire Game of Logging program is broken into four separate days. Day 1 provides an overview of chain saw safety and covers tree felling. Day 2 covers saw maintenance and chain sharpening techniques and provides another opportunity for tree felling.
 Days 3 and 4 build on the first two days and present techniques for felling difficult trees, including trees with side and back lean. Days 3 & 4 also cover limbing and bucking techniques and systems for planning work.
Level 1 – June 2nd Level 2 – June 6th Level 3 – September 8th Level 4 – September 15th
Level 5 –September 19th: Level 5 is designed for the logger who has taken all four levels in the past. This day will incorporate a review of the first four Levels and add many techniques that go beyond the basics.
Location will be determined depending on participants.

For more information and to Register go to Northeast Woodland Training’s website: www.woodlandtraining.com





   
First Aid for Loggers Tinmouth, VT
This class will be a Refresher for those who have taken FA & CPR before. This is not for folks new to First Aid and CPR! We should be done by Noon.
If you have not had FA &CPR before or feel a bit rusty with the topic, let me know and we will set up full day class.
Cost: $40 / $25 for Current VFPA members. *Additional $19/card if an American Red Cross Card is needed for FA and or CPR.
Tinmouth, VT: Old Fire House, From Wallingford on Rt. 7, take Rt. 140 West 5 miles to Tinmouth, park in Church parking lot. From W. Rutland take Rt. 133 South to Rt. 140, then East 3 miles to Church Parking lot.

   
Technology and Better Business Sense
Technology and Better Business Sense
Redschool House, VTC, Randolph VT, May 19th, 8:00 am
Sam Lincoln, Logger/Farmer: Low Cost Ideas to Improve and Advance Your Forestry Business. Sam will present strategies he uses on his own logging operation to increase efficiency, improve safety and overall business performance using technology, communication and planning. Items he will discuss cost from $0-$200.
Chris Stone, Rutland County Forester: Hands on approach to using the Agency of Natural Resources Atlas. A very powerful tool for looking at aerial views of woodlots throughout the State. Measure acres and distances. Layers of information include: Contours, UVA Parcels, locating Deer Yards, soils, wetlands, Rare threatened & endangered areas. A very helpful tool when looking over woodlots prior, during and after a harvest.
Rick White, VT Dept of Forest Parks and Recreation Forester. Rick will demonstrate the use of the USGS VT Stream Stats web tool. This is a great resource that will show you how to find out how many acres of watershed you are looking at when you are trying to size a culvert or bridge on any Woods road or other road in VT.
Liz Bayne from Yankee Farm Credit will present Record Keeping and Income Tax Strategies to improve your business.
Directions: Redschool House, VT Technical College, Randolph Center VT. I-89 Exit 4, VT-66 East toward Randolph Center, Turn Right onto East Bethel Road (driving in front of VTC Campus), next intersection which is a Y, Red Schoolhouse is in the middle of the Y.
Cost: $40 / $25 for Current VFPA members. Bring Lunch

   
VT COVERTS Cooperator Training Program
This is a three day program that focuses on Wildlife and Forestry Management. Very good workshop and excellent way to communicate with landowners.
VT Coverts workshop, Northfield, VT Contact Lisa Saulsville for more information lisa@vtcoverts.org

Fall Program will be September 5-7 at Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton, VT
Contact Lisa Saulsville for more information lisa@vtcoverts.org
   
Mechanized Harvesting: What’s wrong with your head?
Mechanized Harvesting: What’s wrong with your head?
May 12, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Long View Forest’s shop, Westminster, VT
A recent survey of logging contractors noted that one of the biggest challenges to the increased mechanization of timber harvesting is the struggle to effectively diagnosis problems with electrical and hydraulic systems. This workshop will cover the basics of hydraulic and electrical systems and how to diagnosis whether the problem with your CTL head or hot saw head is from a valve not actuating, a pump not compensating, or the some sensor not sensing.
Instructor: Dennis Inman – Tractor and Equipment Repair Technologies, Warner, NH
Directions: From I-91, Exit 5 (Bellows Falls, VT), Turn West off ramp, 0.2 miles to stop sign. Right onto Back Westminster Road, 2.6 miles then turn Left onto Picz Rd. (no road sign), Picz is short private rd just past Bazin Brothers Trucking, 3 mailboxes on one side and Long View’s business sign on the other. Bear right on fork in Picz Rd ~50 yards, follow drive to shop/office building in field. 48 Picz Road Westminster, VT.
Cost: $90/ $45 for Current VFPA members. Please bring lunch

   
Lamell Lumber Sawmill Tour
Lamell Lumber Sawmill Tour
May 7th 2014 8:00 at the Yard 82a Jericho road Rt 15, Essex Jct VT
The mill cuts mainly White Pine, 1” & 5/4 boards for paneling, square edge and a number of other patterns. Also milled is Red Pine, Hemlock and Spruce in lesser amounts. Logs are de barked with a Ring and Rosserhead debarker and sawn with a double cut bandsaw, combination edger-gang saw, end trimmer, automatic lumber sorter and stacker. Lumber is planned onsite and kiln dried with a wood fired boiler.
Directions: Five miles east on Route 15 from the Five Corners in Essex Jct. 82 Jericho Rd, Essex Junction, VT
Cost: $40 / $25 for Current VFPA members. Please bring lunch and hardhat & ear protection.

   
Allard Lumber Saw Mill Tour
Allard’s started in 1974 and has grown to saw around 9 million feet a year. They run a Band head saw and resaw, with state of the art controls. They are a Hardwood mill specializing in most hardwoods, buying logs for lumber, veneer and railroad ties. Two satellite yards in Pawlet VT and North Haverill NH. They are in the process of adding to their Kiln processing. There will be a tour of the facility and you will learn what they are wanting for Logs and how to buck them for optimum value.
Directions: From I-91, Exit 3, VT -9E toward US-5E/Brattleboro/Keene NH. At traffic circle take 3rd exit onto Putney Rd. Right turn on Old Ferry Rd.
Cost: $40/ $25 for Current VFPA members. Please bring lunch, hardhat & ear protection.

   
First Aid for Loggers Greensboro Bend VT
First Aid for Loggers

Greensboro Bend, VT May 22, 2014 8:00 am
This class will be a Refresher for those who have taken FA & CPR before. This is not for folks new to First Aid and CPR! We should be done by Noon.
If you have not had FA &CPR before or feel a bit rusty with the topic, let me know and we will set up full day class.
Cost: $40 / $25 for Current VFPA members. *Additional $19/card if an American Red Cross Card is needed for FA and or CPR.

Greensboro Bend, VT: Ken Davis’ Building, Greensboro Bend. From Hardwick go East on Rt. 15 for 2 miles to Rt. 16 North, go 4.1 miles on Rt. 16. Building on Left before turn to Stannard/Lyndonville Road on Right.

   
NH Professional Logger Program Workshops
NH Professional Logger Program has graciously offered the ability for VT LEAP loggers to attend their workshops at their member rate. Please check out their offerings and let them know if you are interested in attending. VT LEAP loggers need to send verification of attendance if taking any of their workshops to receive LEAP credits.

Contact this website for a listing of workshops offered this Spring - www.nhtoa.org
   
Game of Logging Level 5 for Loggers
L5 is both a refresher of all the four levels and will add much new material from sawyers around the country.
Levels 1-4 are a pre-requisite.

Contact Nate Fice at: www.woodlandtraining.com for more details


   
To become a member of the Vermont Forest Products Association
To become a member of the
Vermont Forest Products Association
Your membership can be paid through the VFPA website at www.vtfpa.org using a debit/credit card or print off a membership application and mail to:
Vermont Forest Products Association
P.O. Box 110
Coventry, Vermont 05825
Or contact :
Barb Ross
Administrative Assistant
802-461-5688