Changes to the SPRING 2018 Courses

Mar 28 2018

All - Please be advised that the following has been changed from the original schedule:

The GOL Level 1 and  2scheduled for Old Forge at the end of March has been rescheduled for June 4 and June 5 at the Flat Rock Demonstration Area off Route 28.

The date for the Critical Injury Response for Loggers for the Naples location have been changed to June 16 and will be held at the J Warren Cutler Scout Reservation at 7131 Gulick Rd. Naples, NY 14512

To register for any of these classes, call Janet at 518-463-1297!

The Future Viability of Loggers in NY - April 19 - Binghamton - 1 NYLT CE Credit!

Mar 16 2018

April 19, 2018   Double Tree Hotel, Binghamton, NY

New York Logger Training, Inc. (NYLT), has been awarded a grant by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Market to conduct a symposium on the Future Viability of Loggers in New York. This grant is geared towards logging in NY’s Southern Tier Region (Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Alleghany, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, Chemung, Tioga, Broome, Chenango, Delaware Counties) which represents approximately 1/3 of New York’s forest industry sector with nearly $7 billion dollars in economic output and over 27,000 employees with $1.8 billion dollars in labor income.  Underlying every forest related business is the logging infrastructure necessary to harvest trees and bring wood product to saw mills, paper mills and wood product manufacturers.  The region’s logging sector is aging, facing ever increasing regulatory and safety requirements, technological innovation (e.g. mechanized harvesting) and requirements for improved business productivity and proficiency.

The symposium will over the following topics: Legislative Update;  New York’s Logging Community; How are log and lumber markets; the forest resource and sustained yield management; New York loggers: are they striving, thriving or just surviving; and strategies for thriving: financing new or newer equipment, get a business plan, tips for working on State Forest lands, lessons learned from West Virginia

 NYLT’s Trained Logger Certification © (TLC)  has become the standard training for programs such as the Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI)  in NYS and is supported by the New York SFI State Implementation Committee (SIC) .  TLC is a voluntary program which recognizes loggers who have achieved a level of training and continuing education.  Since the original certificates were presented in 1996, it has become the standard for the wood using industry in New York.


This course is valued at:

NYLT CE:  1 Credit

For SAF:  4 Category 1 Credits and 1.5 Category 2 Credits

and is $25/pp.  For more information or to register for this class, please call NYLT at 518-463-1297.

Spring 2018 Schedule of workshops

Mar 13 2018


Please follow the link below to see the Full Course Listings for Spring 2018


NYLT Now Offering ON LINE Workshops!

Nov 14 2017

NYLT has a host of over 40 topics for on-line credit towards your NYLT TLC Recertification!  Participants should select the ANNOUNCEMENT tab of this website and view the sourcebook.  Inside the sourcebook, participants can follow instructions to the portal of workshops, and the automated credit reporting function. For the automated credit reporting function, an individual must first be listed in the NYLT Database of Training and individuals must know their Logger Identification number.  

Any questions, or to learn your Logger Identification number, please contact NYLT at 518-463-1297.

The current list of on line courses is as follows: NYLT Webinar List

  • A Practical Field Guide for Designing Conservation Buffers
  • An Explanation of Defects in Hardwood Timber
  • Application of Forestry Best Management Practices for Water Quality Protection
  • Are You Growing Your Best Timber?
  • Beech Management in Northeastern Woodlots
  • Best Management Practices for Timber Production
  • Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series:
  • Biomass harvesting guidelines implementation: challenges and opportunities, including inventory techniques
  • Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: Bird and invertebrate response to woody biomass harvest: Preliminary findings and future directions
  • Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: Small mammal, reptile and amphibian response to biomass harvesting
  • Biomass Harvesting Sustainability Webinar Series: Soil Impacts of Biomass Harvesting
  • Climate Change and the Forest Stewardship Program
  • Conservation and Management of Declining Bat Populations in Eastern Forests
  • Construction Safety, Part 1 - OSHA Requirements, Agency Policy, and General Safety Guidelines for Field Office Activities
  • Crop Tree Management for Forest Stand Improvement
  • Crop Tree Release of Hardwoods for Improved Growth and Survival
  • Developing Adaptive Silvicultural Strategies in the Context of Climate Change
  • Eastern Forest Pest Update
  • Enhancing Mast (food) Production for Woodland Wildlife
  • Family Forests: Are they productive? Sustainable? Resilient?
  • Forest Vegetation Management Using Herbicides
  • Forest*A*Syst: A web-based tool for natural resource professionals
  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid - ecology, management, and recent development in treatment and biocontrol
  • Improving Hardwoods through Crop Tree Release
  • Integrative Forest Management for Wildlife and Forest Health
  • Invasive Plant Best Management Practices
  • Land Ownership and Transfer: Options and Opportunities
  • Limiting Deer Impacts on Forest Regeneration via a Hunter-Management Strategy
  • Management for the Next Forest
  • Managing Early Successional Wildlife Habitat
  • Managing Invasive Forest Shrubs, Vines, and Herbs
  • Managing Soil Quality in Forests
  • Online Mapping Tools for the Natural Resource Professional - Part 1: My Land Plan
  • Online Mapping Tools for the Natural Resource Professional - Part 2: Important spatial data sources
  • Online Mapping Tools for the Natural Resource Professional - Part 3: Google Earth (GE) Part 1 (Basics)
  • Online Mapping Tools for the Natural Resource Professional - Part 4: Google Earth (GE) Part 2 (Intermediate)
  • Passing on Land and the Role of Resource Professionals
  • Planning and Design of Stream Crossings
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Woodlands
  • Silviculture for Non-foresters: Managing a Forest for Multiple Objectives
  • Stressors of Trees: Forest Management for Health and Productivity
  • Sustainability Growing Timber, Pasture and Livestock: Trees into Pasture
  • The Carbon Impact of Forest Products
  • The Restoration of the American Chestnut
  • Thinning Practices to Improve Forest Health and Tree vigor
  • Timber Tax Basis
  • Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year
  • What is the Role of Natural Resource Processionals in Landowner Legacy Planning
  • Woodland Steward Series Landowner Education Curriculum Training - Part 1
  • Woodland Steward Series Landowner Education Curriculum Training - Part 2