Eligibility: The award program is open to all independent wood fiber harvesting or logging contractors. Preference will be given to those actively participating in the MD/DE Master Logger Program. (do not need to be a "Master Logger", but need to at least be actively working towards it.)
Judging: The nominations will be judge by members of the MD/DE Master Logger Steering Committee on behalf of the MFA Board of Governors. Finalists judged by on-the-ground inspection visit by a 2 or 3 member team appointed by the Board.
Prizes: Lase engraved wooden plaque, complimentary registration and guest package for finalist (and spouse) at the MFA Annual Meeting, and other awards donated by MFA sponsors. The finalist will also be nominated to either the Forest Resources Association's (FRA's) Appalachian Technical Division or Southeastern Technical Division Outstanding Logger Award Program.
Who can submit a nomination? Anyone! Forest Landowners, foresters, forest products companies and fellow loggers are all encouraged to submit a letter of nomination for any logger they feel exemplifies the best in logging contractors. You do not need to be an MFA member to nominate someone for this award.
Letters of nomination must be received by the MFA Office in Grantsville by July 1, 2009.
2008 Norm Nicol ~ Tree Family Logging, Frostburg, MD
- 2007 R&S Logging, Millington, MD 2006 Sines Logging, Friendsville, MD
- 2005 Cessna Brothers Logging, Clearville, PA **
- 2004 Curtis E. Clark & Sons Logging, Everett, PA
- 2003 Paul Egolf, Low Country Timber Company, Stockton, MD
- 2002 Beckman Lumber, Mt. Lake Park, MD
- 2001 Steve Brown, Lonngridge, LLC , Fruitland, MD
- 2000 Clyde "Stevie" Stevenson, Ota Stevenson, Inc., Salisbury, MD**
- 1999 Calvin Dolan, Jr., Dolan Logging, Oldtown, MD
- 1998 Phil MacDonald, Timber Harvest, Inc., Cordova, MD
- 1997 David Earl Opel, Double D Logging, Frostburg, MD
- 1996 Payne's Logging, Inc., Delmar, MD
- 1995 Arthur Egolf, Egolf Forest Harvesting, Delmar, DE
- 1994 Jim Lynch, L&W Harvesting, Inc., Mardella Springs, MD
- 1993 Fred Glasglow, Glasglow Logging, Salisbury, MD
- 1992 Richard R. Brown, Salisbury, MD
- 1991 Greg VanMeter, VanMeter pulpwood Company, Bushwood, MD
- 1990 Eddie Moore, Willards, MD
- 1989 D&J Timber, Swanton, MD
- 1988 C.W. Matthews & Sons, Laurel, DE
- 1987 Wallace Johnson, Mechanicsville, MD**
Regional Outstanding Logger of the Year Awards.
Wallace Johnson for the Appalachian Technical Division in 1988
"Stevie" Stevenson for the Southeastern Technical Division in 2001
Cessna Brothers Logging for the Appalachian Technical Division in 2006