The Healing Harvest Forest Foundation offers the opportunity to qualified candidates interested in training to become practitioners of improvement, restorative forestry, using animal-powered extraction of logs, and worst-first selective timber harvesting.
Our training program includes Whole Forest Management Strategies, Chainsaw Safety, Special Forest Product Utilizations, Horsemanship, Farrier skills, Animal powered Skidding, Log and Lumber Grading, GIS, Small Business Management, and Worst-first Selective Timber Harvesting Plans.
The basic training is conducted in Floyd County, VA, followed by apprenticeships available in several states.
Applications are accepted year-round. Basic instruction lasts two weeks; the following 10 weeks are spent in apprenticeships with experienced mentors.