A Shortage of Loggers Looms in the U.S.

Dr. Tom Gallagher, the Regions Bank Endowed Professor of Forest Operations in Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, comments on the potential shortage of loggers in the timber industry.

Dr. Tom Gallagher What is the national outlook for filling logging jobs? The national outlook is not positive at this time. The younger generation is not interested in working in the woods, partly because of not being aware and partly because it is a tough environment. Several programs are being implemented…

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