About American Loggers Council Endorsed Master Logger Certification©


American Loggers Council endorsed Master Logger Certification© is a third-party independent certification of logging companies’ harvesting practices. The certification system is built around 7 areas of responsibility that have been cross-referenced to all of the world’s major green certification systems.   


The 7 Areas of Responsibility are key elements of responsible logging practices and include evaluation of a timber harvesting business according to the following categories:


  1. Protection of water quality and soils.
  2. Compliance with government regulations appropriate to a logging business.
  3. Compliance with acceptable silviculture and utilization standards.
  4. A provision for participation in an on-going training regimen.
  5. Employment of aesthetic management techniques, where applicable.
  6. Follow a harvest plan that is site specific and agreed upon by the landowner.
  7. Employment of sound business management techniques.


This video from Missouri Forest Products Association explains a great deal about the benefits of Master Logger Certification©.