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10 Feb 2017

Support SB 129 for Biomass Sustainability (and a short class in “Renewable Portfolio Standard Law 101”)

Since 2007, New Hampshire has had a Renewable Portfolio Standard law (RPS). This law requires N.H. electricity suppliers (i.e. regulated utilities and competitive suppliers) to purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) from eligible renewable power plants for a certain percentage of the power they supply to New Hampshire customers. It also requires N.H. electricity suppliers to […]

08 Feb 2017

Industry Comes Out in Force to Oppose HB 225

Terrible weather outside could not keep landowners, loggers, foresters, sawmill operators, and others in the forest products industry from showing up in force on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Representatives Hall in the New Hampshire State Capitol to tell the House Science, Technology, and Energy Committee why HB 225 is a bad bill. More than […]

07 Feb 2017

Kill the Bill! NHTOA Requests NH Legislature to Vote Down HB 225

The New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association is pushing the N.H. Legislature to designate House Bill 225, which seeks to eliminate the N.H. renewable portfolio standard (RPS) law, as “inexpedient to legislate,” which would effectively kill the bill. A hearing on HB 225 was held at the State House in Concord on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, with […]

01 Nov 2016

Log-A-Load Raises $6,800 for CHaD

Loggers know how to have fun, and they know how to make their fun benefit a great cause. This year’s Log-A-Load fundraising program raised $6,805.64 for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, also known as CHaD. A check in that amount was presented to CHaD by NHTOA executive director Jasen Stock at the 23rd annual Loggers […]

01 Nov 2016

Rocky Bunnell Puts on a President’s Award

  One of the nicest moments at the 23rd annual Loggers & Truckers Convention, held on Oct. 22 at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel in Bartlett, N.H., came when longtime NHTOA member Rocky Bunnell donned a special Carhartt jacket. Earlier this year, Rocky was honored with the President’s Award from the American Logging Council for […]

21 Oct 2016

New Report: $36M Benefit to N.H. Economy from Heating Commercial, Community, Institutional Buildings with Wood

The NH Wood Energy Council (NHWEC), a not-for-profit public education and outreach organization, released a new report this week that documents the economic and environmental benefits of heating community, commercial and institutional buildings with modern wood chip and pellet technology. NHWEC analyzed the use of wood fuels in calendar year 2015 in hospitals, schools, municipal buildings, and private businesses across the […]

21 Oct 2016

DRA Schedules Forums on Current Use Rates, Other Current Use Changes

Current use tax rates in New Hampshire remain attractive for timberland owners. The New Hampshire State Current Use Board determines current use rates, and the Board has initiated rulemaking proceedings for new rates. Proposed new current use tax rates are:   Forestland with documented stewardship: White Pine- $84.77/acre Hardwood – $38.14/acre Other – $26.96/acre   Forestland […]

23 Sep 2016

Full Slate of PLP Classes Now Available for Registration

The full schedule of Professional Logger Program (PLP) classes for fall is now posted on the website, and registration for each class is available online.    See the full class list here; click on the title of any class to reach the web page for that specific class, including general information, registration and payment, location, and […]

02 Sep 2016

New National Monument Concerns Maine Loggers

“While the [Professional Logging Contractors of Maine, PLC] has a deep respect for the rights of private landowners, we also believe it is their responsibility to act in ways that do not harm the livelihoods of their neighbors,” wrote Dana Doran, PLC’s executive director, in an editorial published last December. “The designation of a national […]