Gain hands-on experience on dryland log sorts, learning the steps required in weight scaling, how to grade logs, identify log species and more. Learn practical skills through class lectures, directed home study and field work as you prepare for the Ministry of Forests theoretical Coastal Log Scaling Exam. As a graduate, you will be well-prepared for log scaling positions in all aspects of the forestry industry including government and private forestry companies.
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Log scalers categorize and assess the logs coming out of the woods to ensure our forest resources are used the best way they can be. It’s a key part of the forest industry and very rewarding work.
Scott McKillop, Coastal Log Scaling instructor