This is the WVU Extension and WV Division of Forestry Best Management Practices and Logger Recertification class.  This class meets one of the core training requirements to renew your Certified Logger status.

  • Course Contact:  Ben Spong, Forest Operations Extension Specialist  |
  • WV DOF Records:  Robin Black, Logging Assistant |


Forest operations time study is used to help identify the productivity of optimized manual and mechanized systems.  These studies provide the data that can be used to help contractors, foresters, and forest products companies better understand their operations and plan for the most efficient use of the resources and investments.

This course will help you become a competent time study data collector using internationally accepted standards and procedures.  You will be introduced to the basic foundation and theory behind time study, how to plan a study, tools, and methods for data collection, and basic processing of your data. 

This course is designed to have you ready to apply your new knowledge and skills through the completion of a time study project on an operation of your choosing.