CLOQUET, MN – The Sustainable Forestry Initiative named Berthiaume Logging LLC, a family-run logging company, “2009 Logger of the Year,” according to the Duluth News Tribune. The company received the honor during the Minnesota Logger Education Program conference at Fortune Bay Resort & Casino in Tower, MN.

For more than 60 years, Berthiaume Logging has operated in northern Minnesota. Today, the company is owned by Don, Dave and Duane Berthiaume, sons of the business’ founder, Richard Berthiaume. The brothers’ sons are now involved in the business, as well, carrying the family’s logging legacy into a third generation.

“Over the years, Berthiaume Logging has developed a strong reputation for conducting harvesting in a manner that is sensitive to environmental quality and sensitive to landowner objectives,” Tim O’Hara, coordinator of the SFI Implementation Committee, said in a news release.

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