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As we develop forest industry training and educational programming for timberland owners, loggers, foresters, sawmill operators, and others in the industry, we strive to make our classes and workshops practical, useful, and relevant. This is a constant effort of the NHTOA and our programming partners: the UNH Cooperative Extension and UNH Thompson School of Applied Science.

So it's important for us to know what's on your mind with regard to your business. Our surveys for our members, class participants, and partners provide great suggestions for future workshops and identifying instructional resources. Your thoughts, ideas, and comments are enormously helpful.

Our current survey seeks to gather feedback from forest products companies on issues important to their business (i.e. staffing, asset protection, etc.). If you haven't completed the survey already, please take a few minutes to fill out our brief company business to help inform the development of future programs. Click here to begin. 

Completed surveys need to be returned by Thursday, Dec. 17.

A Zoom meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 18, to discuss the survey. If you're interested in participating in the meeting, telephone NHTOA Program Director Cheri Birch at (603) 801-7012 for details.

Over the past two years, New Hampshire’s timber markets have experienced several dramatic shifts. Specifically, the loss of markets for low-grade timber and sawmill waste.  

Several key N.H. policymakers are seeing the impacts from the loss of these markets on businesses and timberland owners in their communities and are looking at options to help shore up our existing low-grade markets and create opportunities for the idle biomass to come back on-line or be re-purposed.

These policymakers are asking the NHTOA to quantify the impacts the loss of low-grade markets is having on N.H. forestry and logging companies, landowners, and overall forest health.  To assist the NHTOA with this effort, please take a minute to complete answer this survey and return it to Jasen Stock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by November 20, 2020.

2020 Loggers and Truckers Online Auction

Although we are not gathering in person this year, there is still an opportunity to support the New Hampshire Professional Loggers Program and N.H. Timber Harvesting Council through our online Loggers & Truckers Auction! This year’s auction will be held online, and our opening auction items are a beautiful handmade cherry bookshelf and separate maple cabinet. Both of these pieces of fine furniture are generously donated by Dick Lewis of Chester Forest Products.

More items are being donated every day. Thank you to Allard Lumber and Peter's Logging.

If you have items you'd like added to the auction please call the office at (603) 224-9699 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here’s the link for the auction:

Bidding continues until Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.

 

 

One of the reasons New Hampshire’s timberland owners and forest industry training and educational programming remain relevant and effective is the constant effort of UNH Cooperative Extension, UNH Thompson School of Applied Science and the NHTOA to stay abreast of emerging issues and educational needs. One way we do this is through surveys of our members, class participants, and our partners seeking suggestions for future workshops and identifying instructional resources. The following is a survey to gather feedback from the forest products companies on issues important to their business (i.e. staffing, asset protection, etc.). 


We are asking you please take a few minutes to compete the following survey to help inform the development of future programs. Here's the link
https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Fk6KI375pTJLaB