According to organizers, a logging basics course, hosted by the Lawrence County Extension Office to discuss topics “relevant to today’s loggers and foresters,” returns to Moulton next week. The class will be held at the Moulton Lions Club premises on Tuesday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“There are 1,500 loggers in Alabama making an impact in every county in the state while supporting our biggest industry,” said extension coordinator Donna Shanklin.
She said the course, “Basics of Recorders in the Modern World: Safe with Your Life, Your Money and Your Load,” will cover topics such as safety and emergency response on construction sites, best management practices. of roads, financial management and investment, notifying authorities for roadway entry and preventing delays and fines by meeting truck requirements.
“The program is sponsored in part by the Alabama Treasure Forest Association. We hope to have a logging truck on site for a walk and other hands-on activities, ”she added. The program is also made possible through a partnership between the Office Extension and an Alabama Professional Logging Manager (PLM) program.
The $ 25 registration fee for the course will include a meal and opportunities to win door prizes, organizers said.
The event will feature local speakers, Lawrence County Engineer Winston Sitton, Lawrence Coroner Scott Norwood, Lawyers Jerome Thompson and Mandy Hill, and others. Speakers from Montgomery, including Carey Potter of the Alabama Forestry Commission, will also be available for discussion, Shanklin said.
For questions or more information, contact Shanklin at 256-974-2464, or visit the Lawrence County Extension Office, located at 13075 Suite 6 on Alabama 157 in Moulton.