Program Overview

The Georgia Master Timber Harvester (GA-MTH) program is a voluntary logger education program offered by the Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business at UGA and the Georgia Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Implementation Committee, in cooperation with the Georgia Forestry Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Department of Public Safety, and the Southeastern Wood Producers Association.

The GA-MTH program’s objective is to foster improvement in the professionalism of wood producers as called for under the SFI Standard. The GA-MTH program consists of two components:

  1. The GA-MTH INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP, or equivalent training, that provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject areas of environment, business management and safety in a logging business context. Discussion topics covered during our two-day intro workshop include forest stewardship, employment laws, and transportation safety just to name a few examples.

  2. Minimum number of approved CONTINUING EDUCATION credits must be completed every two years to maintain an active status in the program.

We believe that logging business owners, crew supervisors, professional foresters, and timber buyers can benefit from participation in the Georgia Master Timber Harvester program. You may locate active Georgia Master Timber Harvesters by name or county with our searchable GA-MTH Database

Our sponsors: Center for forest Business, Georgia Forestry Association, SFI, Georgia Forestry Commission, and the Southeastern Wood Producers Association