MCWP manages logging crews and contracts through outside logging contractors. Every logging job is under legal contract with the land owner. Logs are harvested in tree length from lands we own and manage as well as contracted timber sales. Our logging equipment is maintained to promote safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly working conditions. In the past few years we have made some significant upgrades to our logging equipment. Our newest equipment automates much of the logging process. The newer technology gives us constant wireless access to the equipment providing us with up to date production and operation details. Our goal is to limit the use of chainsaws in the logging process, keeping our workers in a much safer environment. Feller bunchers and delimbers are used in the woods along with skidders to drag trees to a landing. At the landing they are loaded with knuckleboom loaders onto log-trucks and delivered to the sawmill site.
Logs coming from the woods to the mill are weighted or hand scaled to estimate the maximum Board Footage. We unload by overhead crane onto the sawmill log yard. The capacity of the sawmill log yard is 4 million plus board feet. When weather conditions are favorable additional logs are sent to our overflow yard. The capacity of this yard is 2 million plus board feet. This surplus of logs insures that our sawmill will have logs even when logging conditions are not favorable.