3284 W. Industrial Loop

       Coeur d'Alene, ID  83815

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Contact Information

Idaho Board of Scaling Practices

3284 W. Industrial Loop

Coeur d'Alene, ID  83815

Phone: 208-769-1445

Fax: 208-769-1524

Russel "Russ" Hogan

Executive Director

Vernon "Vern" Cooper

Check Scaler

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 is 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. 

Members of the Board

    David Groeschl  

    Jack Buell  

    H. LarryStewart 

    Gerry Ikola

    Trevor Stone

    Brett Bennett

    Alan Harper






State Board of Scaling Practices ~ Terms of Office & Representation

Member Name Position Expires Original Appointment Board Position
David Groeschl Non-expiring January/2018 Director, Idaho Department of Lands
Jack Buell April 1, 2019 June 7, 1971 Associated Logging Contractors / North
Gerry Ikola April 1, 2020 May 7, 2008 Associated Logging Contractors / South
H. Larry Stewart April 1, 2020 July 6, 1999 Idaho Forest Owners Association < 50,000 Acres
Trevor Stone April 1, 2019 May 10, 2013 Large Timberland Owners > 50,000 Acres
Alan B. Harper April 1, 2021 April 01, 2018 Manufacturers Consuming > 100mmbf Annually
Brett Bennett April 1, 2021 July 7, 2014 Manufacturers Consuming < 100mmbf Annually