The OSU Student Logging Training Program is an opportunity within the College of Forestry for interested students seeking a degree in Forestry, Forest Engineering, or Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering, looking to gain real-life training in practical logging skills.
The SLTP provides a unique opportunity to experience real world logging applications, primarily on the McDonald-Dunn College Forest, just 15 minutes north of campus.
The student-crew utilizes a range of modern equipment logging equipment including a Koller 501 Yarder, Link Belt loader and a John Deere skidder. In addition, students become proficient using power saws to fall and buck timber.
Students learn to integrate silviculture with harvesting systems. The Student Logging Training Program also has a multifaceted set of goals. These include:
Student members of the logging crew are involved in all aspects of harvest operations:
Benefits to students include:
If you would like to learn more about the Student Logging Training Program and what it can offer your major, please review the information in the about and contact pages.
The SLTP selects new crew members during early fall term, however, we are always here to answer any questions you may have about the program, and how you can get involved.