Do you know a person or business involved in the forest products industry who ought to be recognized for outstanding professionalism, service to community, and service to the industry?
If you do, why not nominate that person or business for one of the
New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association’s (NHTOA) annual awards?
New Hampshire Outstanding Logger
The nominee must:
- Be involved in timber harvesting as their primary source of income.
- Be a currently certified logger or master logger. This person should have completed the required certification courses of a program recognized by the New Hampshire Professional Loggers Program.
- Have been the owner or manager of a logging operation for at least five years.
- Participate in civic or service organizations (such as town boards or committees, Rotary Club, Lions Club, etc.) and industry or trade association activities such as the NH Timber Harvesting Council.
- Be a member in good standing of the NHTOA.
- The logger or business being nominated must have a physical location in the state.
This award recognizes superior performance of a single or multi-crew independent contractor for work completed in 2022. The recipient of this award will be New Hampshire’s nominee for the Northeastern Loggers Association’s Outstanding Logging Operator Award and the Forest Resources Association’s Outstanding Logging Contractor Award.
New Hampshire Outstanding Forest Industry
The nominee must:
- Be involved in any wood-using industry – either primary or secondary manufacturing.
- Participate in civic or service organizations (such as town boards or committees, Rotary Club, Lions Club, etc.) and industry or trade association activities.
- Be a member in good standing of the NHTOA.
This award recognizes superior business management, efficiency, and productivity, and the quality and marketing of a New Hampshire-based industry (sawmill, wood energy, secondary manufacturer, pulp, and paper, etc.) for work completed in 2022. If a sawmill is the recipient, it will be the New Hampshire nominee for the Northeastern Loggers Association’s Sawmill Operator.
Isobel Parke Outstanding Woman
Timberland Owner & Forest Products Industry Award
The New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) Isobel Park Outstanding Woman timberland owner and forest products industry award recognizes a woman for inspiring people, especially other women, to become engaged and involved in timberland ownership/management and the forest products industry.
This award is named for Isobel Parke who served on the board of directors of NHTOA, was the first woman president of the NHTOA, developed the NHTOA’s logo, received the Kendall Norcott Award in 2000, was instrumental in establishing the Granite State Woodland Institute, the NHTOA’s 501 (c) (3) education not-for-profit, and generously supported the NHTOA financially including giving a legacy when she died. Parke also was New Hampshire’s Outstanding 2002 Tree Farmer of the Year.
The recipient should be an acknowledged leader in New Hampshire’s timberland owning and forest products community. She can be a timberland owner or involved in any aspect of the forest products industry. She must be a member of the NHTOA.
This award recognizes an individual for her commitment to:
- practicing thoughtful forest management and stewardship of the land
- educating fellow landowners and the general public about the importance of the forest products industry to the state of New Hampshire
- mentoring women in the forest products industry
Note: Recipients of this award will be displayed in the NHTOA’s office on a handcrafted wooden saw Isobel Parke donated to the NHTOA.
N.H. Outstanding Forest Products Trucker
This award recognizes the trucking business owner or individual trucker who has been in the forest products trucking business or trucking forest products for at least 5 years and who demonstrates safe, responsible and efficient transportation of any type of forest product.
Characteristics of an outstanding candidate include:
- An exceptional safe driving record - no safety violations within the past year;
- Secures all loads with appropriate binders, cables, chains or gates;
- Trucks and trailers are in good working order with all the required safety features - mudflaps, fire-extinguisher, headache rack, lights, first aid kit, flares, etc;
- Be an NHTOA member or employed by an NHTOA member in good standing.
- Has been the owner or manager of a trucking logging business or trucking forest products for at least five years.
- Additional consideration may be given to those who volunteer to coach youth sports, serve as members of civic or service organizations, such as town boards or committees, Rotary Club, Lions Club, etc., and industry or trade associations such as the NH Timber Harvesting Council, New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association, American Loggers Council, etc.
- The individual or business being nominated must have a physical location in the state.
The President’s Award recognizes outstanding work in various categories such as media, legislation, education, membership promotion and recruitment, service to community, service to industry, or cooperation/collaboration between organizations. When appropriate, the recipient of this award will be nominated for the Forest Resources Association’s Forestry Activist Award.
The Kendall Norcott Award, named for NHTOA’s first executive director, is the organization’s most prestigious honor. It recognizes a person for service and dedication to the organization well beyond board or committee work.
All nominations must be received by Jan. 13, 2023.
It’s easy to submit a nomination.
1. Tell us in three or four sentences why you think your nominee should receive the award.
2. List two or three examples of the candidate’s professionalism. For a logger, this could include safety on the job, regulatory compliance, or good relationships with landowners and foresters. For a manufacturer, this could include plant safety, regulatory compliance, products of exceptional quality, or innovation.
3. Provide contact information about your nominee including: name, name of company, address (office and cell phone), and e-mail address.
4. Please also include your name and contact information with your submission.
5. The actual submission is easy, and you have three options:
To submit your nomination by e-mail:
To submit your nomination via fax:
Put NHTOA Award Nomination on your cover sheet and send it via: (603) 225-5898
To submit your nomination through the U.S. Postal Service, send it to:
NHTOA Awards Committee c/o Jasen Stock
54 Portsmouth St.
Concord, NH 03301
Nominees for the Outstanding Logger, Outstanding Trucker, and Outstanding Industry awards will be reviewed by the NHTOA Awards Committee and approved by a vote of the NHTOA Board of Directors. Nominees for the President’s Award, Kendall Norcott Award, and Isobel Parke Outstanding Woman Timberland Owner & Forest Products Industry Award will be reviewed and approved by a vote of the NHTOA Board of Directors.
If you have any questions about nominating someone for one of these important awards, don’t hesitate to contact the NHTOA office at (603) 224-9699.
Award winners will be honored at the 2023 NHTOA Annual Meeting and recognized at the 2023 Loggers and Truckers Convention