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Georgia Master Timber Harvester About the Program

About the GA-MTH Program

The GA-MTH program is a voluntary logger education program, designed with the objective of fostering improvement in the professionalism of loggers and wood producers. This GA-MTH program, and similar logger education programs found in other states across the country were instituted because of commitments to the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program.


The SFI program's unique fiber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management on all supplier's lands, not just certified forestlands. Because of SFI requirements for logger training, nearly 95% of the fiber delivered to SFI Program Participant mills is delivered by harvesting professionals who have been trained in sustainable forestry practices. Accordingly, most of the SFI-certified companies in Georgia require their wood suppliers to participate in GA-MTH or neighboring state programs.

Have a complaint?
our office with your concerns first. If we cannot agreeably address your complaint, the matter (submitted in writing) will be forwarded to the Georgia SFI Implementation Committee’s logger education subcommittee chair for a direct follow-up with you.

GA-MTH Sponsors

The GA-MTH program is sponsored by the Georgia Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee with support from the following organizations: