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The Idaho Board of Scaling Practices is an independent state agency attached to the Idaho Department of Lands for administrative purposes. The primary purpose of the Board is to enforce log scaling standards prescribed by statute and regulations.  The Board tests and licenses scaling practitioners and subjects them to routine, unannounced check scales to assure proficiency.  Statutes also assign the Board with the duties of log brand registration and the disposition of prize (abandoned) logs.

Mission Statement

Idaho Board of Scaling Practices Ensures Professional Quality In Log Scaling For The Benefit Of All Parties With Timber Interests

The State Board of Scaling Practices consists of members appointed by the Governor who represent industry, logging, and private landowner interests. By law, the Director of the Department of Lands serves as chairman. An Executive Director and Check Scaler, headquartered in the Department of Lands Coeur d’Alene staff office, carry out the directives of the Board. Office and clerical support are provided by Department of Lands personnel. Funding comes primarily from an assessment levied on the scale of forest products harvested within the state and from licensing and brand registration fees.

State Board of Scaling Practices – Terms of Office & Representation

Member Name Position Expires Original Appointment Board Position
Dustin T. Miller Non-expiring October 1, 2018 Director, Idaho Department of Lands
Jack Buell April 1, 2025 June 7, 1971 Associated Logging Contractors / North
Gerry Ikola April 1, 2026 May 7, 2008 Associated Logging Contractors / South
Dennis Parent April 1, 2026 May 23, 2024 Idaho Forest Owners Association < 50,000 Acres
Trevor Stone April 1, 2025 May 10, 2013 Large Timberland Owners > 50,000 Acres
Alan B. Harper April 1, 2024 April 01, 2018 Manufacturers Consuming > 100mmbf Annually
Brett Bennett April 1, 2024 July 7, 2014 Manufacturers Consuming < 100mmbf Annually
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