January 7, 2010

Ax Men Loggers honored by Oregon

By Matthew Preusch, The Oregonian
January 07, 2010

Mark Gustafson, whose Astoria-based logging company was the subject of the History Channel reality series “Ax Men”, was among those honored by the state as 2009’s top loggers.

The Oregon Department of Forestry named Gustafson Logging the Forest Practices Operator of the Year for northwest Oregon for work the company did placing large trees in a creek on a private tree farm in Clatsop County to improve habitat for fish.

Gustafson, along with brothers Clay and Wade, are the second generation of their family running the Astoria logging company, founded by their father Duane Gustafson in 1974.

You can hear audio of Mark Gustafson talking about the company here.

O’Rorke Logging of John Day won the award for eastern Oregon, while Dave Brink Logging of Roseburg was named top operator for southern Oregon.

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