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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.

GA-MTH Sponsors

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