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Shasta College logging training program now licensed to sell timber

Students in Shasta College’s logging operations program are helping defer their program’s costs while they train. They’re selling logs they harvest to North State sawmills. It’s an income stream made possible by the college’s recently-acquired commercial timber operator license. That license means students in the college’s Heavy Equipment Logging Operations (HELO) program can learn all the steps involved […]

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Wisconsin sees growth in forestry industry

Timber sales are increasing in Wisconsin and more people are working in the state’s forestry industry, according to a new national study. The National Alliance of Forest Owners released a report last month that found employment in Wisconsin’s forestry sector grew by nearly 5% from 2010 to 2016, totalling 174,848. The state’s timber sales increased […]