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The objectives of the New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Council (NHTHC) are to promote a better public understanding of timber harvesting while improving the lives and livelihood of professional loggers and forest product truckers. 

The THC is administered by the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association, the University of New Hampshire Thompson School of Applied Science (TSAS) and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNH).

The NHTOA serves as the legislative advocate on all THC policy issues.  The THC Board advises the NHTOA on policy matters pertaining to the interests of their members.

There are four meetings a year, scheduled at the first meeting of the year.  An annual convention is held in the late fall or early winter.

Professional Loggers Program (PLP)

The New Hampshire Professional Logger Program is a voluntary education and certification program. It was developed by loggers for loggers.

This program is run by the N.H. Timber Harvesting Council and is co-sponsored by the NHTOA, UNH Cooperative Extension, UNH Thompson School, U.S. Forest Service, N.H. Division of Forest and Lands, and the N.H. Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s state implementation committee. ((can you include the links to these organization’s website?)). This program’s objectives are,

  1. To provide consistent standards of training within New Hampshire’s timber harvesting and trucking industry.
  2. To conduct training programs that benefit loggers by improving work efficiency, safety, and environmental awareness.
  3. To provide public and professional recognition for loggers who complete training programs.
  4. To improve awareness of and compliance with of timber harvesting and wetlands laws and regulations.

Any person gainfully employed in the harvesting of timber, including manual or mechanical felling, limbing, bucking, skidding, trucking, or chipping can apply for certification. For more information about the certification requirements go to Personal Log Book.

NH Certified Logger List


29th Annual

New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Council

Loggers & Truckers Convention

Towne and Country Inn and Resort, Shelburne, N.H. – Saturday, October 22, 2022


5 p.m. 

Light hors d’ oeuvres served, cash bar open

Catch up with old friends while browsing auction and raffle items

6 p.m.
Welcome: Bruce Bovill, chairman, New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Council

NH Professional Loggers Program Update: Cheri Birch, program director, NHTOA

NHTOA Update: Jasen Stock, executive director, New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association

6:15 p.m.
Banquet dinner, VIP comments

6:45 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Bill Torrey, storyteller from Essex, Vt.

7:15 p.m.
New Hampshire Professional Logger Program recognition and graduation ceremony

Log-A-Load for Kids, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Presentation

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Live Auction, “Plinko,” Red Ticket Raffle, and the ever-popular Rocky’s Raffle.

Online Auction results announced



Celebration of Life
for Hunter Carbee

June 12, 2022, noon

D.H. Hardwick garage, 301 Francestown Rd, Bennington

Hunter Carbee was raised in Greenfield, N.H. He was among the first graduating class from ConVal Regional High School. He started logging shortly after graduation, with Donnie Hardwick, and continued until he was injured in 1987. After his accident, he decided to go back to school, and he graduated from the UNH Thompson School of Forestry with a degree in 1992. He was employed with Foreco beginning in 1992 as a field forester and stayed there until 1999, when he began working for New Hampshire Timberland Owner's Association (NHTOA) as the Program Director. In 2005 he started his employment with North Country Procurement buying biomass for wood energy plants and continued his work there until recently. He loved his work in the forestry industry. In 2004 he was awarded the "Outstanding Contributions to Forest Industry Education Award" and in 2008 he was chosen for the NHTOA Outstanding Forest Activist Award by the Northeastern Logger's Association. In 2021 he was named Outstanding Forester of the Year by the Granite State Division of the Society of American Foresters. Hunter was dedicated and hardworking and a true asset to the logging industry and broader forestry community. He loved his career and shared his love for the woods to all who knew him. In his later years, Hunter took over the family Christmas tree farm, and he built it to where it is today.

There was a celebration of Hunter Carbee’s life and contribution to the logging, and forestry community on June 12 at noon at the D.H. Hardwick garage in Bennington, NH. People brought a dish to pass and a good Hunter story to share. One of Hunter’s final requests was a parade of logging trucks and chip vans in his remembrance.  Jack Bronnenberg helped Jasen to organize this. The parade arrived at the D.H. Hardwick garage for the noontime celebration.


Current Active Members

Voting members

Bruce Bovill, Chair
Only votes in the event of a tie - expires October 2023

David Bovill, Logger
Serving 1st term - expires October 2023

Jake Bronnenberg, Logger/Forester
Serving 2nd term expires - October 2023

Rocky Bunnell, Logger
“For Life” (October 2023)

Heath Bunnell, Logger
Serving 1st term expires October 2023

Marlo Herrick
Serving 1st term expires October 2023

Matt Magoon, ex-officio (immediate past chair)
Expires 2023

Errol Peters. Logger, Trucker
Voting - “For Life” (October 2023)

Fred Weld, Logger
Voting - “For Life” (October 2023)

Non-voting members

Ross Caron – Industry
Serving 1st term - expires October 2023

Ray Berthiaume, Forester

Peter Howland, At Large

Jon Martin – Forester Central
1st term expires October 2022 (Term start retroactive to Oct. 2019)

Steve Patten – Industry
1st term expires October 2022 (Term start retroactive to Oct. 2019)

Mike Simmons, Co-sponsor
UNH Thompson School Representative

Andy Fast, Co-sponsor
UNH Cooperative Extension, Industry Specialist

Jim Frohn, Co-sponsor
UNH Cooperative Extension, Forestry Field Specialist

Jasen Stock – NHTOA

Cheri Birch – NHTOA