PLC Logging Contractor of the Year --May 5, 2017

Madden Sustainable Forestry was awarded Logging Contractor of the Year by Professional Logging Contractors in 2017, recognizing our commitment to the sustainability of the industry and logging as a profession. We are proud of this achievement and plan to continue with the excellence that paved the way to such an accomplishment for years to come.

Decades of Family Logging

Madden Sustainable Forestry Inc. is a fourth generation logging company that specializes in all aspects of the logging business. We have the most up-to-date logging equipment which includes cut to length, tree length, chipping, ground mulching and mat hauling.

We are certified Master Logger, CLP, PLC and fully insured. Madden Sustainable Forestry Inc. looks to serve the land owners best interest and manage the land for a healthy future forest.

Derek Madden is one of eight members of the Madden family currently in the logging business. Together, the Madden family employs over 100 people and are responsible for harvesting 450,000 tons of wood annually. The family has been in the timber harvesting business since Alson Madden (Derek's great grandfather) began logging with horses in 1945.

Tony and Derek Madden

Derek and Ford Madden

Years in Business


Years Combined Experience
Of Acres Harvested

Low Impact

  • Yards vary, but we have the ability to adapt to them. This particular yard is just off the main road, and soft.
  • Due to soft ground, we laid timber mats down to support the equipment, preventing ground disturbance.
  • Yard space is utilized to it's full extent, piling wood on either side of the timber mats and keeping the machines off the soft ground.
  • Once the work is complete, we can use our grinder to mulch and level the ground for a much cleaner appearance.

If the property allows, our side-by-side can be used to assess the land with you, the land owner. Options and goals for the property can be discussed during the assessment. This tracked vehicle leaves little to no footprint on the land and allows even the elderly and disabled to move throughout the property with ease.

Community Involvement

The Madden family was recognized during the 2017 Children's Miracle Network Telethon for their generosity and presence, where a check for $117,105 was presented
to the EMHS Foundation Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Professional, Knowlegeable and Courteous

We've been at it for a long time, and we know what it means to see a nice clean operation and employees who take their job seriously. Your complete satisfaction is our goal.

As your partners in success, we will never compromise in matters of trust, integrity and excellence in service.

Modern Equipment

Our machinery provides the newest technology available in the forest. Regular preventative maintenance and minimal downtime ensure an efficient operation.

or newer machines

Attention to Detail

Our selective cuts provide adequate spacing for future growth while removing dead or diseased trees to make for a healthy and prosperous forest.

Knowledge is Power

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

Training and certifications are a must in the industry today. We take pride in having the latest training available. All jobs are overseen by a certified Master Logger, and all employees are CLP and PLC certified. If you are more comfortable with a forester overlooking the job, they are available to us also. Rest assured that you are working with loggers that keep up with the latest industry standards.


Fall 2016 - Madden Sustainable Forestry hosts a tour for University of Maine students.