The Game of Logging
The Game of Logging (GOL) is widely acknowledged as the premier timber harvesting training program in the country, offering hands on training in a competitive environment. Top instructors across the country combine demonstration with participation to teach safety, productivity, conservation and cutting techniques.
There are currently 11 training organizations that cover 30 states. Regional competitions are held annually by each training organization followed by a national competition for professional loggers as well as collegiate and landowner participants.
At this time GOL offers four levels of chainsaw safety training, as well as skidder, forwarder, clearing saw and gentle logging training. The training is offered to professional loggers, foresters, college students, forest landowners, casual users, city-parks and utility workers, firemen, and anyone interested in learning any of the safety techniques.