“IT’S HERE!” COVID-19 Relief Money for Loggers and Log Haulers: Applications will be Accepted from July 22 through October 15, 2021! “Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers” (PATHH) Program

USDA Announces Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers Farm Service Agency Will Begin Accepting Applications on July 22 WASHINGTON, July 20, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 as part of USDA’s…

IF YOU WERE ON THE 2020 ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS PRO LOGGER LIST — YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE PLACED ON THE 2021 PRO LOGGER LIST — WITHOUT NEEDING TO TAKE ANY CLASSES IN 2021!

BECAUSE OF COVID-19 IMPACT ON THE ACL ANNUAL MEETING AND LOGGING CONFERENCES: “IF YOU WERE ON THE 2020 ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS PRO LOGGER LIST – YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE PLACED ON THE 2021 PRO LOGGER LIST – WITHOUT NEEDING TO TAKE CLASSES.” IMPORTANT NEWS: “If you were on the 2020 Associated California Loggers ProLogger List…

FEDERAL PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM(PPP) RE-OPENS THIS WEEK FOR NEW BORROWERS AND CERTAIN EXISTING PPP BORROWERS

PPP will re-open this week for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. We always advise to consult with your accountant and/or banker as soon as possible. This is the link to PPP release and copy below: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1230 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that…

“WITH DEEP REGRET” — ALL CHRISTMAS PARTIES OF ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS FOR DECEMBER 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED — EXCEPT FOR MAYBE ONE

In recent days and weeks, the Chapter Chairs of four ACL regional chapters have each checked in with President Mike Albrecht and the ACL office to let us know that – despite some initial attempts to try – they regretfully must cancel their 2020 Christmas Parties and December 2020 Chapter meetings. The reason is simple and…

WORK AVAILABLE: CALAVERAS COUNTRY TREE MORTALITY PROJECT # 35; BID DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 19; PRE-MEETING IS NOVEMBER 13

ITB#20-1000-19-968 Tree Mortality Program Project #35 Above: a link to EXTENSIVE information about a tree mortality project in Calaveras County, including “COVID-19” related information about how certain meetings will be held using ZOOM technology. BID DEADLINE: 3:00 PM, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19 PRE-MEETING: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

President Trump Signs Into Law Bill To EXTEND Paycheck Protection Program

UPDATE: HOUSE PASSES, PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS: EXTENSION OF PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM(PPP) APPLICATION DEADLINE TO AUGUST 8, 2020: From news sources: BEGIN: “President Donald Trump on Saturday July 4 signed an extension of the small business Paycheck Protection Program into law, according to the White House.” “House lawmakers unanimously passed the extension less than a day…

ASKING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO VOTE FOR LOW INTEREST LOANS FOR LOGGERS AND LOG HAULERS IN THE “NEXT STIMULUS PACKAGE”

A MESSAGE FROM THE AMERICAN LOGGERS COUNCIL, COMPOSED OF 34 LOGGING STATE ASSOCIATIONS, INCLUDING ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS: “As more financial impacts are being felt around the country as both a direct and indirect result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the American Loggers Council have coalesced around a proposal to members of Congress that…

COVID-19: USFS ANNOUNCES: TIMBER CONTRACTS CAN BE EXTENDED USING SOPI PROVISIONS OF THE NFMA.

PART ONE The US Forest Service has announced that timber sales contracts and certain Stewardship Contracts are eligible for up to 2 years of extension, using the Significant Overriding Public Interest (SOPI) provisions of the National Forest Management Act (NFMA.) Guidance letters and additional background information on these extensions are found in the four links…