Allen Bedell has dedicated his life to advancing the forestry industry in Arkansas. He is a mentor to many loggers and foresters in the state and has maintained a life-long commitment to leadership in environmental stewardship and putting ethical logging into practice as a small business owner and activist for the industry. Through his work with the Arkansas Professional Logger Training and Education Program he is able to connect with those in each link of the timber supply chain – landowners, loggers and manufacturers. The innovative program has reached more contractors, crew members, landowners and forestry professionals than any other training program of its kind having won national recognition. It has always been Bedell’s desire to advance the professionalism, cost efficiency, responsible stewardship and public image of the industry nationwide.