|Timber Harvest Administration
We, at Applied Forest Management, are critically aware that the best planning and the best
marking of timber can be negated by careless logging practices. We make it a priority to
carefully supervise and fully administer the actual harvesting process. Some of the
measures that we employ to assure a successful result include:
Properly matching the best available licensed timber operator (LTO), or logger, with the
specific job at hand. Each job has a unique set of conditions, and matching the
LTO to the job is essential. Some criteria for selecting the LTO include terrain,
size of timber, products to be produced such as logs, chips, firewood, poles,
volume of the sale, vicinity of the project, LTO availability, as well as other
Preparation of a Logging Contract that fairly protects the interests of the landowner
and the LTO.
Insure that the LTO provides the appropriate certificates of insurance naming the
landowner as “additionally insured”. This includes general liability, automobile
liability, and workers compensation.
Have a pre-operations meeting on the job with the LTO to review the specific
requirements of the job and the timber harvest plan.
Regularly review the harvesting job and review with the LTO any specific issues that
need attention. This will insure that all forest practice rules and regulations will be
Provide the landowner with progress reports and bi-monthly statements and log sale
Prepare and submit any amendments to the timber harvest plan, if necessary.
Assure that all cleanup efforts, as agreed upon, shall be completed.
Keep in contact with the local California Department of Forestry (CDF) forester and file
completion and stocking reports when appropriate.
Applied Forest Management
200 Litton Drive, Suite 310
Grass Valley, Ca 95945