University of Idaho Extension Forestry

Logger Education to Advance Professionalism

LEAPThe Logger Education to Advance Professionalism (LEAP) is a nationally acclaimed Extension program originally started at the request of loggers in the northeastern United States who wanted to improve their skills, document and market their services, and communicate more effectively with forest owners and managers.

This program features over 20 hours of training in the topic areas of forest ecology, silviculture, and water quality. Over 1,000 loggers have participated in University of Idaho Extension LEAP sessions since 1993, many with scholarships from Idaho forest product companies.

LEAP Update deepens and expands the training provided in Logger Education to Advance Professionalism (LEAP). 
  • Hayden, March 3-4, 2015
  • Sandpoint, March 10-11, 2015
  • Orofino, March 17-18, 2015
  • McCall, March 19-20, 2015
  • St. Maries, March 24-25, 2015
  • Kamiah, March 26-27, 2015
  • Moscow, March 31-April 1, 2015

Logger Education to Advance Professionalism (LEAP) helps loggers improve their skills related to forest ecology, silviculture, and water quality through presentations, discussion, videos, and other learning experiences. 
  • Coeur d'Alene, April 14-16, 2015
  • Moscow, April 28-30, 2015