RUTLAND, Vt. — Loggers play an important role in the forest industry. To learn more about the way in which loggers are paid, consider attending the VWA workshop “How We Pay Loggers and Why it Matters” happening Saturday, August 6th.
Brad Johnson of Third Branch Horse Logging will be leading the event. The workshop will cover a wide range of topics on this subject beginning with the pros and cons of traditional stumpage and percentage pay systems, and also Third Branch Horse Logging’s alternative by the thousand payment system. The presentation will look at logging goals, outcomes, financial ramifications, and impacts on woodlot ecology. Finally, Brad will discuss the short- and long-term ramifications of an industry wide switch to an alternative payment model for loggers, with a particular emphasis on evolving woodlot management goals held by today’s Vermont landowners. The workshop is open to loggers, landowners, foresters, and anyone else who is interested in this topic.
The event will be from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. and will take place at Brad’s home and woodlot located at 652 Stony Brook Road, Northfield, VT 05663. Please note this is not the address of Third Branch Horse Logging, even though the business is sponsoring the event. The event will take place rain or shine. Participants should expect a 30 min. – 1 hour-long walk in the woodlot with the discussion to follow. Participants should bring some kind of portable chair if they do not wish to stand for the discussion portion of the workshop. The site does not have bathrooms (beyond the woods), so participants should stop before arrival.
To RSVP, follow the link provided here: https://www.vermontwoodlands.