Virginia’s SHARP Logger Program (SHARP = Sustainable Harvesting And Resource Professional) provides training to loggers, foresters, and others throughout Virginia. This training focuses on the principles of sustainable forestry, environmental protection, and workplace safety. The SHARP Logger Program was implemented in 1996 as part of the nationwide Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Since 2002 the Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation has been responsible for the administration and coordination of the SHARP Logger Program as a Virginia Tech Forestry Extension Program. The SHARP Logger Program is a cooperative effort between the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, the Virginia SFI Implementation Committee, Virginia Cooperative Extension District Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agents, and many others in Virginia’s forest industry.
SHARP Logger Program website.