Malcolm Sibley is Logger of Year
The Louisiana Forestry Association (LFA) and the Louisiana Logging Council named Malcolm Sibley as the 2015 Louisiana Outstanding Logger. The award was presented Aug. 26 at the annual convention in Lake Charles.

Sibley is a Louisiana Master Logger who has more than 50 years experience in forestry, first as a timber buyer and company logging supervisor and later as a logging contractor.He graduated from Southeastern University with an ag business degree He has four crews of his own and two other crews working under him. He has 23 woods employees and five in the office for KS Timber.

"I like what I'm doing," said Sibley. "I have no plans to retire."

The judging team included Dr. Mark Gibson and Dr. Clyde Vidrine of Louisiana Tech University School of Forestry, Chad Knight with the U.S. Forest Service and Eddie Jarreau, the 2014 Outstanding Logger.

"Malcolm's harvesting operation was impressive and well organized," said Dr. Gibson.

"He harvests timber in both Louisiana and Mississippi and he takes good care of his employees as evidenced by a loader operator and skidder operator who have been with his business for 20-plus years."

Forester Bill Jenkins nominated Sibley for the award. "He is just a natural," said Jenkins.He recalled how Sibley was a land manager for Crown Zellerbach and later supervised the company logging crews.

Sibley and his wife Johnice have two daughters, a son and several grandchildren. His son, Kendall, is a crew foreman as well as his grandson Kody Sibley. His wife is the office manager and she is assisted by their two daughters, Leann and JoLynn, and two granddaughters, Erin and Lyndsey.

Sibley is also a longtime member of the Livingston Parish School Board where he currently serves as president.