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In this issue you will find out the 2018 Oregon Forest Practices seminar topics, and learn about other program topics and speakers featured at the 80th OLC. Meet the three key leaders who organized the first conference.
Easy Quick Links to the 2018 OLC program schedule, panel, seminar topics, social events, competitions and other activities can be found on the last page of this newsletter.  REGISTER NOW!
Aerial Spraying, New Fisheries Rules to be
Addressed by Oregon Forest Practices Seminar
Eight topics, including the two mentioned in the headline for this article, will be discussed during the Oregon Forest Practices Seminar scheduled for February 23, 2018 at the 80 th Annual Oregon Logging Conference,

The session will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and the moderator will be Bodie Dowding, Log Accountability Specialist for the Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem, OR.
 
Here are the topics and speakers:
 
  • How the Forest Practices Act Changes – Lena Tucker, Division Chief, ODF Private Forests. Tucker has worked with the ODF since 1994 in Astoria, Grants Pass, and the South Cascade District. In her current position Tucker oversees statewide programs that enforce forest practice regulations and best management practices, coordinates assistance to forest landowners, forest research and monitoring, forest health survey work controlling insect and disease damage on private lands, and tree improvement.
  • Update: ODF on Steep Slope Logging (How the Forest Practices Act Adapts with New Equipment and Capabilities) – Josh Barnard, Field Support Manager, ODF Private Forests. Barnard is the Field Support Unit Manager for the Private Forest Division and oversees the administration of the Forest Practices Act within Oregon. He also works with conservation incentives and forest landowners assistance programs.
  • Adaptive Management Reflected in New Rule Changes – Jennifer Weikel, ODF Private Forests Wildlife Biologist. Weikel has a background in wildlife and forestry, and provides technical assistance on topics of wildlife and wetlands for private landowners and ODF Stewardship Foresters. She works out of the ODF Salem, OR office.
  • ODF Overview of the New Salmon, Steelhead, and Bull Trout Rules (An ODF Explanation of the New Rules) – John Krause, ODF Stewardship Forester. Krause has been with ODF for 38 years and currently works in Columbia County.
  • Industry Implementation of the New Salmon, Steelhead, and Bull Trout Rules (Implementation of the New Rules from an Industry Viewpoint) – Paul Betts, Pre-Sales Forester, Miami Corporation. Betts is a professional forester and has worked for Miami Corporation for 12 years. He was part of the rule advisory committee that helped draft the new riparian rules, under the direction chosen by the Board of Forestry.
  • Best Management Practices for FPA Compliance Areas – Paul Clements, Compliance and Training Officer, ODF Private Forests. Clements works monitoring forest practices compliance and helping to provide training for industry and agency.
  • Aerial Spraying: Local Politics Driving Statewide Politics – Katie Fast, Executive Director, Oregonians for Food and Shelter. Oregonians for Food and Shelter is a coalition that promotes the responsible use of pesticides, fertilizers, and biotechnology.
  • ODF’s Fire Severity Aircraft Program (ODF’s Strategy to Fight Fires with a Focus on Fire Severity Aircraft) – Neal Laugle, ODF Aviation Unit Manager. He worked for the Oregon Department of Forestry as a Wildland Supervisor for ten years, and has been the Aviation Manager since 2011.
TOPICS ANNOUNCED FOR THE BETTER IDEAS /
NEW TECHNOLOGY IN LOGGING PANEL
This is one of the more popular panels held at the OLC.  Moderator and Panel chairman Terry Mann of L L Forestry has put together a line up of quality topics and speakers addressing the topics listed below.
  • SmartFlow – New Crane Control Technology, Dave Wellman, Dist. Sales Mgr. Western NA, Komatsu North American
  • Technology in Yarder Based Mechanical Harvesting, Dale Ewers, Falcon Forestry Equipment
  • Drone Technology, John Deere

This session will be held on Thursday (February 22nd, 2018) from 2pm until 3:30pm in the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds. Attending this panel you will receive one pro logger credit.
EARN PRO LOGGER CREDITS
Attention Loggers: When you attend the Oregon Logging Conference you can earn up to ten credits to keep your Pro Logger certification up to date. You can do that by attending seminars, panel discussions, and presentations at OLC and learning about the most current rules, regulations, and logging techniques.
 
These credits are applicable toward Professional Loggers certification and fulfilling requirements as outlined in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
 
The hole-punch system is used to track credits earned. All paid OLC registered members will receive a punch card in the registration packet.
 
At the end of each seminar or panel discussion, as you exit, someone will be available to punch your card.
 
Click here to view the latest OLC Program (including panels and seminars) and to find out how you can earn the maximum number of credits when attending the two days of sessions at OLC.
Meet the Three Key Leaders Who
Were Instrumental In Organizing the
First Conference in 1938
Three men who recognized the urgent need for a regional logging forum to exchange ideas are credited with starting the first of what is now known as the Oregon Logging Conference.
 
A.N. Whisnant of the Pacific Logging Congress, Col. William “Bill” Greeley of the West Coast Lumberman’s Association, and H.J. “Herb” Cox of the Willamette Valley Lumbermen’s Association are the three men who got it all started in 1938.
 
Whisnant saw the regional logging conference as a way to spread the influence of his Pacific Logging Congress as the parent or umbrella organization thus securing greater penetration in the distinctly different forest regions. It was Whisnant who had the original idea to establish regional conferences, but he needed support which he found in Col. Bill Greeley, who also urged him to approach Herb Cox.
 
Col. Greeley graduated from the University of California in 1904 and obtained his Master’s from Yale University School of Forestry in 1904. That was the same year he joined the U.S. Forest Service. Starting in 1928 and for the next 17 years he was the Manager of the West Coast Lumberman’s Association.
 
He saw the regional logging conferences as another opportunity for loggers to meet with federal and state forestry officials, equipment manufacturers, private land owners, and other association personnel to discuss mutual problems and arrive at cooperative solutions.
 
Herb Cox was the Secretary of the Willamette Valley Lumbermen’s Association and he believed that associations could advance regional interests. He was fond of the saying ‘strength in numbers gets results.’ It was in the Fall of 1938 when Cox told Whisnant, “I’ll call in a group of the fellows and see what they think about it.”

The result was the creation of the Willamette Valley Logging Conference, known today as the Oregon Logging Conference .
Herbert J. Cox, the first OLC Secretary Manager and A. N. "Archie" Whisnat
Col. William B. Greeley
State-of-the-Art Saw Head Highlight of
OLCF Auction
Thanks to QUADCO / Southstar for the generous donation of a high speed saw head to the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation Auction. The sale of this reserved bid item and other items during the auction on Friday, February 23, 2018 will support educational activities including scholarships.
 
If you can’t attend the 8 a.m. auction taking place during the OLC members breakfast at the Wheeler Pavilion, contact the Oregon Logging Conference office and arrangements can be made for a proxy bid.
 
If financing is an issue, the Washington Contract Loggers Association Credit Union is here to help. With credit approval, the buyer may qualify for 12-month, zero interest financing for the saw head.
 
The high speed saw head will be on display at the QUADCO/Southstar inside exhibit.
 
This is not the only great item available at the OLC Foundation auction.

Thursday, February 22nd at 8am
 
Friday, February 23rd at 8am

The OLCF is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, all donations and purchases are tax deductible. Proceeds from the auction support scholarships awarded to deserving students to help with college-related costs. These students go on to play vital roles in the future of the logging and forestry industries. 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS
RESERVE YOUR EXHIBIT SPACE TODAY!
Interested in exhibiting at the 2018 Oregon Logging Conference? Exhibit space is filling up fast,  click here to download exhibit information.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS
What is a logger?

A Logger is the voice of America's great timber lands, past and present and future, reaching out to inspire the imagination of a nation.
To some the logger is Paul Bunyan, larger than life, bawdy, rough, stomping over everything life put in his way, and leaving spiked footprints with his caulk boots.
To others he is a farmer of the forest, harvesting the trees like the crop they are, staying out of sight and out of mind.
The real logger is a little of each, and more than either.
He's a man of all ages who dresses in stagged jeans caulked booths, striped shirts and suspenders, and he peers at you from beneath the brim of a hard safety hat.
He's a man of any size, and he gets closer to nature than almost anybody else. Every day. He likes it that way.
He builds roads with bulldozers, track drills, and dynamite, falls timber, bucks and limbs the trees with a power saw, and yards the logs with a slack line, steel towers, radio carriages and high-lead yarders. He uses a large heel boom shovel with grapples to load the logs onto trucks, then delivers them to the mills.
He works in brush and underbrush, saplings and second-growth, dust and snow, freshly turned dirt and often greasy mud.
During his day's work he grunts and groans, tumbles ans scrambles, carefully watches and cautiously listens, and once in a while he rests.
Sometimes he works so hard he feels like he has shrunk.
But so important is his work, such a vital part of the life and death of this country are his efforts, so indispensable are the trees he provides, that deep inside he knows, we all know, that he has not shrunk at all.
Because the Logger is a Giant.
R eprinted from a Simpson Timber Company advertisement in 1967
Hilton Eugene Gets a Face-Lift
The Hilton Eugene is working towards a complete transformation that will provide a reinvigorated exterior facade and a completely new dining experience for the Hilton traveler and local patrons.

New glazing over the entire building, new exterior paint, exterior lighting, and improvements to the exterior landscape plaza will increase visibility and re-energize the Hilton Eugene.

The revitalized meeting space includes the opening of the Vista Ballroom on the 12th floor as the premier event location in Eugene.

Be sure to attend the 80th Oregon Logging Conference to experience these changes!
Playwrights Hall with new carpet,
lighting, wall covering, tables & chairs
Rendering of the exterior of the
Hilton Eugene
Scam and Fraud Alert
A message to all Oregon Logging Conference supporters: BEWARE OF SCAM PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS.
 
If you receive an email or telephone call from a 3 rd party Housing Service, or someone claiming to be a “reservation or rooming agent” for the Oregon Logging Conference (OLC), the Eugene Hilton or other Oregon hotels, IT IS A SCAM .
 
Do not make ANY hotel reservations or give any personal credit card information to someone who contacts you and claims to be an official “rooming agent” for the OLC.
 
Anyone interested in attending the Oregon Logging Conference is personally responsible for making room reservations by talking directly to the hotel where planning to stay.
 
Be assured (!), the Oregon Logging Conference honors the privacy of its members and the OLC policy is to NOT provide personal information of its members. In addition, OLC does not sell or provide its mailing list to any outside parties.
 
All potential scam activity should be reported to the Oregon Department of Justice, Consumer Division (1-877-877-9392 or email help@oregonconsumer.gov ). There is a online complaint form that can be filled out.
 
You can also sign up online to join the Oregon Department of Justice’s Scam Alert Network to receive information about scams, fraud, and other threats to consumers

Editor - Publisher - Writer

Mary Bullwinkel - Freelance Writer

Rikki Wellman - Conference Manager

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