Rockport, ME — Paul Miller, a distinguished figure in the Northeast’s forestry industry, has been honored with the 2024 Master Logger Supporter’s Award, which is presented to outstanding supporters of the Northeast Master Logger® Certification Program. 

This award recognizes his significant contributions to the Master Logger program and to sustainable forestry.

Miller graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Forest Management in 1972. He gained valuable experience at Sewall Company and Shyka Surveying before embarking on a 24-year career with Great Northern Paper Company. He also served as the forest manager for the Passamaquoddy Tribe and worked with the Small Woodland Owners of Maine (today Maine Woodland Owners) before launching his own consulting business in Washington, ME. 

In 2001, Miller began his work with the Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands (TCNEF) as the lead Master Logger certification auditor. It is estimated that Miller has performed well over 250 audits during his tenure with TCNEF. He also coordinated the distribution of audits based on geographic location, a task that required significant logistical skills. 

Miller’s dedication to the Master Logger program is clearly evident. 

“I thoroughly enjoy working with the Master Logger program,” Miller said. “The value the program has brought to this region is immense, and I see it every day in the quality of loggers in this region. I do this work for loggers. I enjoy working with them. They have an incredibly hard job, and I hope my work as an auditor has made a difference.” 

From TCNEF’s perspective, Miller’s work has been instrumental in advancing the Master Logger program to its current level as the gold standard for professionalism in the logging industry today.  

The award was presented during the Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands (TCNEF) 2024 Annual Meeting on Friday, May 10, at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, ME. 

The event was attended by dozens of Master Logger certified companies from Northeast states. 

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