Bruce Barnes Named Maryland Logger of the Year
MFA Executive Director, Beth Hill, presented Bruce Barnes, of Barnes Logging in Clements, with the 2020 Maryland Logger of the Year award at the “Why Markets Matter” workshop on October 10 in La Plata, Md.
Each year the Maryland Forest Association sponsors the Logger of the Year Award. Nominations are submitted to the MD/DE Master Logger Program, for review. They perform site visits and they interviews with nominees, before selecting a winner. The award recognizes outstanding loggers and is open to all independent logging contractors. Nominees should be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to log in a professional manner: following management plans of the landowner, being aware of environmental conditions, and abiding by regulations, all while promoting the profession of logging.
If eligible, the winner will automatically be nominated for the regional 2021 Forest Resources Association Outstanding Logger Award.