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					           Minnesota Master Logger Certification Program
                              Business Practices Report
                                     Revised October 19, 2010




Business Name:

Type of Business:

Owners Name(s):




Address:




   Phone:           Home:

                    Office:

                    Cell:

                    FAX:

   Email:




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                                 Company Operations
In-woods Logging Equipment (Type)
   Cut to length
   Conventional
   Hand- Felling

Annual Wood Production:
  Less than 1,000 cords
  1,000 to 2,500 cords
  2,501 to 5,000 cords
  5,001 to 10,000 cords
  10,001 to 15,000 cords
  Greater than 15,000 cords

Please list the names of your employees (within the last 12 months).




Subcontractors (please list fellers, skidders, forwarders, road builders, truckers, and others
you have subcontracted with during the past twelve months):
Name                            Type of Business                Phone Number




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                                 Areas of Responsibility
Area Four: Compliance with Government Regulations

Performance Standard IV-A
Appropriate federal, state and county laws, posting notices, checks and permits have been
addressed.
    1.   Describe the process you follow to identify wood from the stump to the primary
         processor for each sale.

               Is documentation available for inspection?      Yes     No

    2-3. Who checks with the county to ensure property taxes have been paid and files necessary
         notices before any harvest operation begins?

               Is documentation available for inspection?      Yes     No

    4-5. Prior to harvest, do you have a process in place to identify if any threatened or
         endangered species or cultural resources may be present on site?       Yes     No
         (If yes, please describe the process)

               Is documentation available for inspection?      Yes     No

Performance Standard IV-B
All federal and state safety standards and regulations pertinent to a logging business are
followed.
    1. Are LogSafe safety practices and OSHA regulations implemented on the job site?
          Yes    No

    4.   Do you have a company safety plan?       Yes    No
              If yes, is documentation available for inspection?      Yes    No

    3-6. Do you conduct annual meetings of OSHA safety requirements and monthly safety
         meetings with all employees that comply with logging standards?   Yes  No
              If yes, is documentation available for inspection?  Yes    No

    5. Do you conduct monthly safety inspections of equipment and personal protective
       equipment?         Yes   No
             If yes, is documentation available for inspection? Yes    No




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Area Five: Adherence to Site Specific Harvest and Management Plans

Performance Standard V-C
A clear understanding of sale terms and conditions must be established between seller and
purchaser.
  1.   Does a preharvest meeting occur on site with the landowner or landowner representative
       to discuss the harvest plan, property boundaries, and all contract provisions found in the
       contract?     Yes    No (If yes, please describe the procedures used during the meeting)


Performance Standard V-A
A written management plan or harvest plan is in place for the property or specific site on which
the timber harvest occurs.
  8. How are employees made aware of any sale contract and/or harvest plan provisions?


  5. Do you provide a copy of the SFI Landowner’s Manual to private forest landowners?
        Yes    No



Area Six: Employment of Sound Business Management Practices

Performance Standard VI-A
Contracts with landowners, mills, and subcontractors are in place.
  1.   Do you have written contracts with landowners for all timber sales?         Yes    No
       (If No, explain below)

       If yes, is a copy available for inspection?      Yes   No

  2.   Do you have contracts with all subcontractors?         Yes    No
       (If no, explain below)


Performance Standard VI-B
Insurance policies are in place.
  1.   Do you carry general liability insurance?
         Yes     No If yes, is documentation available for inspection?       Yes     No

  2.   Do you carry workers compensation insurance for all employees?
         Yes     No If yes, is documentation available for inspection?       Yes     No




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Area Seven: Participation in a Continuing Logger Education and Training
Program

Performance Standard VII-A
Training standards adopted by the Minnesota Logger Education Program must be achieved and
maintained.
   1. Are you and your employees in conformance with MLEPs and LogSafe training
      requirements?    Yes    No

To complete this part of the certification process applicant must provide a list of all sales
open or closed within the last 12 months*. Start with any sales that had stream crossing
permits. The Master Logger Applicant Timber Sale Information Form on page 6 should be
completed for each sale chosen for a field audit. The Timber Sale Information form should
be duplicated as needed.


* Up to a maximum of 10 jobs. Start with any sales that had stream crossing permits. Then list
the most recently completed jobs and work back. Form on page 6 should be duplicated as
needed.




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Instructions: Fill out one row for each timber sale (open or closed) harvested during the last 12 months. Only include harvesting that your
company performed. Duplicate this form as needed.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Date Sale Became Active
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Was there any ignificant
                                    Property Size (Acres) if




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          post-harvest prep work
                                                                                                                                                                                            Is the sale accessible in




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Date Sale Completed
                                                                                                                                                                    Did this sale require
                                                                                                                                                                     a stream crossing?
                                                                                                                      (Please select one)
                                                                                                                      Prescription Type




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            you are aware of?
                                                                                               (Please select one)




                                                                                                                                              (Please select one)
                Sale Size (Acres)




                                                                                                                                               Operation Type




                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Was this a land
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the summer?
  Sale Number




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         conversion?
                                                                                                  Ownership
                                                                  Location




                                                                                     County
                                           known




                                                                             State
                                                               Sec. _____                     NIPF                   Clearcut               Mechanized
                                                               Twp. _____                     Industry               Shelterwood            Hand Felling                    Yes                          Yes                    Yes               Yes
                                                               Rge. _____                     State                  Selective              Combination                     No                           No                     No                No
                                                               Forty:                         Federal                Other:
                                                               __________
                                                                                              County
                                                               Sec. _____                     NIPF                   Clearcut               Mechanized
                                                               Twp. _____                     Industry               Shelterwood            Hand Felling                    Yes                          Yes                    Yes               Yes
                                                               Rge. _____                                                                                                   No                           No                     No                No
                                                                                              State                  Selective              Combination
                                                               Forty:                         Federal                Other:
                                                               __________
                                                                                              County
                                                               Sec. _____                     NIPF                   Clearcut               Mechanized
                                                               Twp. _____                     Industry               Shelterwood            Hand Felling                    Yes                          Yes                    Yes               Yes
                                                               Rge. _____                     State                  Selective              Combination                     No                           No                     No                No
                                                               Forty:                         Federal                Other:
                                                               __________
                                                                                              County
                                                               Sec. _____                     NIPF                   Clearcut               Mechanized
                                                               Twp. _____                     Industry               Shelterwood            Hand Felling                    Yes                          Yes                    Yes               Yes
                                                               Rge. _____                     State                  Selective              Combination                     No                           No                     No                No
                                                               Forty:                         Federal                Other:
                                                               __________
                                                                                              County
                                                               Sec. _____                     NIPF                   Clearcut               Mechanized
                                                               Twp. _____                     Industry               Shelterwood            Hand Felling                    Yes                          Yes                    Yes               Yes
                                                               Rge. _____                     State                  Selective              Combination                     No                           No                     No                No
                                                               Forty:                         Federal                Other:
                                                               __________
                                                                                              County


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Instructions: Fill out one form for each timber sale chosen for a field audit.
                             Timber Sale Information Form


    Applicant Name
                     Sale Size            Acres

                Property Size             Acres

     Location of Timber Sale Section              Town          Range        Forty

                                 State            County
       Owner of the Property             Name
                                         (Address)
                                         (City, State, Zip)
                                         Phone
         Type of Prescription       Clearcut    Selective
                                    Shelterwood         Other (Specify):
           Type of Harvesting       Mechanized                Hand Felling
                                    Combination
 Management plan available?        Yes             No        Not known
                               If yes, who prepared the plan?       _
    Harvest plan available?        Yes             No        Not known
                               If yes, who prepared the plan?
     Is forest land certified?     Yes             No        Not known
                               If yes, by whom?
Were any of these conditions       BMP’s          Aesthetics
   present on the sale?            Health (Insect and/or Disease)
                                   Endangered Resources
                                  Other (Explain):



   Date Sale Became Active

       Date Completed




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                            Reference Interview 1


Name of Reference:
Phone Number:
Cell Number:
Relationship:
Interviewer:
Interview Date:


   1. How did you choose to work with         (Name)?


   2. Do you have confidence in their harvesting practices?


   3. Do you feel they did a quality job given your landowner objectives?


   4. Would you refer their name to other people as a quality harvester?

   5. Where there things about your timber sale experience you really liked?


   6. What things do you feel could have been done better or differently?




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                            Reference Interview 2




Name of Reference:
Phone Number:
Cell Number:
Relationship:
Interviewer:
Interview Date:


   1. How did you choose to work with         (Name)?


   2. Do you have confidence in their harvesting practices?


   3. Do you feel they did a quality job given your landowner objectives?


   4. Would you refer their name to other people as a quality harvester?

   5. Where there things about your timber sale experience you really liked?


   6. What things do you feel could have been done better or differently?




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                            Reference Interview 3


Name of Reference:
Phone Number:
Cell Number:
Relationship:
Interviewer:
Interview Date:


   1. How did you choose to work with         (Name)?


   2. Do you have confidence in their harvesting practices?


   3. Do you feel they did a quality job given your landowner objectives?


   4. Would you refer their name to other people as a quality harvester?

   5. Where there things about your timber sale experience you really liked?


   6. What things do you feel could have been done better or differently?




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