Promoting the Wise Stewardship of Our Forest Resources

NELA is a regional trade group representing members of the Northeast and Lake States’ logging, sawmilling, and forest products community.

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For over sixty years the Northeastern Loggers Association has published a highly respected monthly magazine that focuses exclusively on our region – The Northern Logger and Timber Processor. NELA also produces training programs, pamphlets and books, and the region’s largest exposition of forest products and tree care equipment. If you are interested in becoming a member, please click the link below.


Articles from previous issues of The Northern Logger Magazine.

Washington DC Fly-In 2023

As I accompanied members of the northeastern delegations on their way to legislative appointments on March 23, the day of the American Loggers’ Council 2023 Congressional Fly-In, we admired how green the city was this time of year compared to up North, where there was still snow on the ground.

When Your Heart is in It

For Neal Graham of ALM Logging in northern Pennsylvania, seven days a week used to be a regular workweek. Like many loggers, Graham felt that in order to make ends meet and keep afloat in a tough business, he couldn’t take time off.

Firefighter posted as a lookout on the sunset fire.
On a Western Fireline

While firefighting isn’t either northern or logging, one person’s experience presents a unique look into how so many people outside of the forest industry become aware of forests.

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