Following sound stewardship principles in carrying out forest practices will insure that our forests continue to meet the needs of their owners, provide jobs, forest products, clean water and a healthy environment without costly regulations. Only through sound stewardship principles will all of these needs be met.

Oklahoma Forestry Services and the Arkansas Timber Producers Association (ATPA) offer logger training on Forestry Best Management Practices throughout eastern Oklahoma. Loggers who have completed training are certified as Pro Loggers. Landowners seeking the services of competent logging contractors should visit ATPA’s website to determine if a logger is certified, or to obtain a list of Pro Loggers in the area.