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Logging Equipment Operator School

This course will consist of classroom instruction in forestry concepts, logging safety, and basic business concepts specific to logging. Afternoon field sessions will reinforce classroom training and provide actual equipment operation at an active logging site.

Logging equipment operators operate heavy machines like skidders, feller-bunchers, loaders, dozers and graders. An operator must able to work in a fast-paced physically demanding job that requires attention to detail and good eye-hand coordination.

  • Must be 18+ years of age
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Must be a current resident of Alabama and have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to and from training sites
  • Must provide your own steel-toed work bootsPrevious experience with equipment operation (farm tractors, dozers, etc.) is desirable but not required.


Classroom Training
  • Safety
  • First Aid
  • Forest Management
  • Dendrology/Tree I.D.
  • Silviculture
  • Sustainability
  • Professional Logging Manager (PLM)
  • Business Management
  • Communications
Field Training
  • Equipment Safety
  • Best Management Practices (BMP)
  • Timber Sale Lay Out
  • Basic Equipment Maintenance
Upcoming Classes:

No upcoming classes are available at this time