Pre-Recorded Forest Health Conference Available for 2021 Ark Pro Logger Training Credits

As you know, COVID-19 has impacted our ability to offer in-person Ark Pro Logger training around the state. We have promoted since March several other opportunities, like virtual meetings, for participants to attend for training credits for 2020 and now 2021.

We have continued our online opportunity that fulfills this requirement, with either credits offered for one of our foundational modules, Environmental Considerations, or for Logger Continuing Education (LCE) credits for 2021.

Please note the ad, above, which includes instructions on gaining access to this online training link.

Note, this program is being made through the generosity of the Arkansas Forestry Association (AFA). Because AFA members paid to attend this event when it was held, in fairness, we are asking our participants to do the same. Thus, you will note there is a $25 registration cost to participate in this online, pre-recorded event.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email, or cell, below.

Thank you for your continued support of our training initiative and to the Arkansas Timber Producers Association (ATPA).

Arnold Hameister, Director of Logger Training


Director of Logger Education

Arkansas Timber Producers Association

2311 Biscayne Drive

501-224-0016 – office | 501-764-2958 – cell |

Award-Winning Training and National Model

The ArkPro Logger Training and Education program was established in 1995 in support of the American Forest & Paper Association’s (AFPA) Sustainable Forestry Initiative. Today the program continues as a formal outreach effort of the national Sustainable Forestry Board’s SFI Certification program and serves as a model statewide professional development and conservation training effort for timber harvesters and others involved in forest resources management. The mission of the Ark Pro Logger program is:

“To provide ongoing development and implementation of a training and education program for Arkansas loggers, procurement foresters, land management foresters and others who deal with loggers and logging contractors, designed to provide instruction that will assist in achieving sustainable forestry and stewardship practices.”

Administered by the Arkansas Timber Producers Association (ATPA), ArkPro Logger training has reached more contractors, crew members, landowners and forestry professionals than any other training programs of its kind. The program has been well received by participants and has been honored by the national Forest Resources Association as one of best professional logger training programs in the nation, earning a second place recognition FRA National Outstanding Logger Training Award in 1996, a first-place FRA K.S. Rolston Memorial Award in 1998 and a second place K.S. Rolston Memorial recognition again in 2000.

To learn more about the details of the program, visit our About Training page on this site, or download the most recent Ark Pro Logger Strategic Plan (October 26, 2015), which includes module descriptions, learning objectives, and detailed information about evaluation and assessment, as well as ongoing reporting, DOWNLOAD HERE: Arkansas Logger Training & Education Program, Revised & Approved,October 26, 2015.


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