September 2018 <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Vol. 3 Issue 3
In this issue learn more about the OLC topics, 2nd annual Future Forestry Workers Career Day event, exhibit space reservations now open and more.  Easy Quick Links to the 2019 OLC program schedule, panel and seminar topics, social events, competitions, and other activities can be found on the last page of this newsletter.  REGISTER NOW!
It’s easy to reserve exhibit space for the 2019 Oregon Logging Conference. By now interested exhibitors have received an email including the contract packet.  Plus, you can easily download the contract packet from the OLC website or click here.

The 2019 OLC promises to be bigger and better than ever and will once again have exhibits in the Auditorium (with 13,000 square feet of additional space) and Expo Hall 2 (with 7,200 square feet of additional space) as well as the main Convention Center making the total of inside exhibit space more than 95,000 square feet. Additional sections of Expo Hall will be used as needed.

Reaching out to the Next Generation was the theme of the 2018 Pacific Logging Congress’ 8 th Annual Live Woods show, held September 13 -15, 2018 on the Oregon State University Research Forest just outside Corvallis, OR.
In keeping with that theme, more than 500 junior high and high school students from Corvallis, Eugene, Harrisburg, Roseburg, Tillamook, Sweet Home, Vernonia, and other areas attended the show observing live demonstrations, talking one-on-one with industry professionals and learning about existing job opportunities and career pathways to obtain those employment possibilities.
“The goal was to provide a safe, fun, and educational experience for all who attended, and I believe we accomplished that goal,” 2018 PLC President and Oregon State University Senior Instructor in forest engineering, Resource, and Management Jeff Wimer said.
Generating a lot of interest this year at the show was a drone demonstration showing how this new technology is being used in the logging and forest industries to improve efficiency and create a safer working environment.
2018 PLC President and Oregon State University Senior Instructor in Forest Engineering, Resource, and Management Jeff Wimer said, “Visitors and students were able to gain a better understanding of new technologies and how they are being applied throughout the forest products industry. Those who attended the show,” he added, “were able to witness these technologies in action when a variety of forest management activities were underway.”
Students walking the show
Students at Caterpillar exhibit
Students watching
machines at work
Students talking to Husqvarna representatives
Students climbing on machines
Students at Modern Machinery's exhibit
Bigger and better is an often-used term, and in this case, accurately describes what is planned for the Second Annual Future Forestry Workers Career Day, taking place in conjunction with the Oregon Logging Conference, on Friday, February 22, 2019.
Future Forestry Workers Career Day will take place in the Livestock Arena at the Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds. This year’s event has double the capacity of the first Future Forestry Workers Career Day held in February 2018, and that event had participation from over 425 students and teachers from 24 Oregon schools.
High School students will be introduced to current job opportunities in the logging, forestry, and natural resource industries at this event.
This will be a half-day of hands-on activities and exhibits highlighting career opportunities that await ambitious and interested young men and women. Students will be able to talk one-on-one with industry professionals, and can learn about forestry and reforestation, logging and trucking, diesel mechanics and welding, operating heavy equipment, and firefighting.
Students may also have an opportunity to see and sit in the cabs of some of today’s state-of-the-art and technologically advanced logging and forestry equipment. A self guided map with be provided to students and instructors upon arrival at Career Day. The map will identify areas to visit with equipment displays, both inside and outside, and booths with information about various aspects of the logging and forestry industries.
High school students attending Career Day will also be able to observe other young men and women participating in a High School Forestry Skills Exhibition. Students will demonstrate the skills needed for activities including cable splicing, crosscut and single buck sawing, compass and pacing, tool identification, log scaling, and arbor climbing.
Capacity for the Second Annual Future Forestry Workers Career Day is 900 students and registration will be in order of sign-up. The deadline for participation reservations is January 20, 2019 OR SOONER IF/WHEN THE 900 STUDENT LIMIT IS REACHED. Schools signed up and accepted for participation will receive a confirmation letter including complete details and schedule.
Future Forestry Workers Career Day is a program sponsored by the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation, an organization dedicated to education. For more information, call the Oregon Logging Conference at (541) 686-9191.
Grapple logging and technology and operation and maintenance of tier 4 engines in forestry equipment are only two of the many topics selected for seminars and panel discussions at the 2019 OLC.

OLC program chairs and their committees are still in the process of securing additional topics and confirming speakers for Thursday, and Friday, February 21 and 22, 2019.

Registered companies can earn Professional Logger credits and three Forest Practice credits for attending.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019, Program Sessions Held in the Wheeler Pavilion and South Meeting Rooms of the Convention Center at Lane County Fairgrounds.

Hands On Seminar 1 – 1 PL Credit, Outside Display
  • “Cedar Log Roll-Out”, presented by Mike Keller, Keller Lumber Co.
  • “Hardwood Log Roll-Out”, presented by a representative from NW Hardwoods

Operators of the Year Presentation – Oregon Department of Forestry

Better Ideas / New Technology - 1 OPL, Wheeler Pavilion
  • Eric Krume, Summit Equipment
  • Vince Wilbur, Technical Forest Solutions
Topics and speakers will address grapple logging and technology. Grapple logging not only is a safer way to harvest timber, it is done usually with two or three less employees. Because employees are so difficult to find, this technology is highly attractive to employers. There is much work to be done here both on the application side as well as the manufacturing side.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 - Program Sessions Held in the Wheeler Pavilion and South Meeting Rooms of the Convention Center at Lane County Fairgrounds.

Oregon Forest Practices Seminar - 3 FP Credits, Wheeler Pavilion
The following topics will be discussed:
-How To Identify HLHL, and Explain the Risk Of Owning HLHL Identified Lands.
-2017/2018 Citations
-Reforestation Rules
-Written Plans: When Are They Needed, and How To Write Them.
-Full Bench Road Construction, Techniques and Rules Surrounding This Type of Construction.
-Locating Suitable Waste Areas for Road Construction Material.

Washington Forest Practices Seminars - SE Meeting Room Exhibit Hall, 2 WAFP or 2 PL Credit
  • Byron Hinners, Forester, Hadaller Logging, will discuss the following topics:
-When Is A Forest Practice Permit Required For Harvest?
-How To Apply For Permit.
-Steps and Procedures When Communicating With State or County For Ingress From Public Roads.
  • John Schmit, Log buyer, RSG Forest Products, will discuss the following topics:
-How To Obtain Permit For Temporary Crossings Over Typed Waters.
-Share Examples Of Temporary Crossings He Has Engineered and Implemented.

Business Seminar 1 - 1 PL Credit - SW Meeting Room, Exhibit Hall, Sponsor: Pape’ Machinery
  • “Final Tier 4 Engines in Forestry Equipment – Operation and Maintenance”, presented by Jim Carter, Pape’ Machinery, Eugene

Business Seminar 2 – 1 PL Credit, Wheeler Pavilion
  • “Agile in The Woods ~ New for 2019”, presented by Wendy Farrand, Consultant.
From this presentation logging contractors will learn about Agile and the Agile Revolution, and how they can apply some of those tools and concepts to the business of logging.

Hands On Seminar 2 – 1 PL Credit, Auditorium, Sponsor: Freightliner NW
  • “Department of Transportation Rules and Regulations Updates” presented by a representative from Glostone Trucking Solutions.
This topic will address Department of Transportation Rules and Regulations.

National Guard Life Flight  - 1 PL credit, SE Meeting Rm, Exhibit Hall
  • “Life Flight Helicopter Operations”, presented by Troy Speziale,
This presentation will cover the operations of life flight helicopters.

Business Seminar 3 – 1 PL Credit, Wheeler Pavilion
  • “Loggers! Don’t Leave Culture to Chance!”, presented by Wendy Farrard, Consultant.
Leaders in the woods should not leave culture to chance. Company culture is more important now than ever. Focusing on culture can improve business relations inside and outside of your business. Leave this presentation with a better understanding of how to reinforce the culture your company, and our industry deserves.

Exhibitor Hands On Seminar 3 - 1 PL Credit, Sponsor: Modern Machinery, Outside Exhibit Area.
  • Feller Buncher Best Practices: Operation, Safety and Maintenance”, presented by a representative from Komatsu North America.
This seminar will cover the general operational tactics, major safety concerns and routine maintenance and inspection for feller bunchers the general operations and maintenance of harvesting equipment.

The theme for the 81st OLC is Building Products for Building Futures.” Join us February 21, 22, and 23, 2019 at the Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene, Oregon. Click here for the complete 81st Annual OLC Program and Schedule.

Is your log loader operator the  BEST  in the  WEST ? Sign them up and let them compete head to head in the OLC’s 9th Annual Log Loader competition.
For the 10th Annual Log Loader Competition! - Sign up before January 25th and you will receive a 81st OLC tee shirt. This offer only applies to those who sign up no later than January 25th. You will receive your tee shirt when you check into the competition on your assigned day and time. Click here to download form.

The competition is sponsored by Triad Machinery and Link-Belt Forestry Equipment. This event will be held on Friday beginning at 12pm until 3pm and on Saturday beginning at 10am to 12pm. Click here to learn more.
The Oregon Logging Conference would not be what it is today without the ongoing support and dedication of the many sponsors of this event. Please support those who support our Conference and our industry.

Interested in sponsoring? There are sponsorship opportunities available, click here to download the information and form. Questions? Call the OLC office 541.686.9191
Eugene Hilton - Headquarters Hotel, Ladies Event and Friday Celebration Party
Swanson Group - Friday Celebration Dinner and Dance.
Peterson Cat / Caterpillar – Thursday Morning Opening Session Breakfast.
Pape’ Group – Friday Morning members Breakfast.
Rotobec - Registration
Triad Machinery / Link-Belt – Log Loader Competition.
KEZI 9 News – Saturday Family Day Events.
Nygaard Logging Inc. / Warrenton Fiber  High School Skills Exhibition.
TimberWest Publication / Logging Sawmill Journa l – Show Guide / Official Program.
Wilcox & Flegel Oil Company – Wednesday OLC Pre-Registration Meet & Greet.

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers - Thursday Sawdust Bowl.
U.S. Bank Columbia Region - Friday Sawdust Bowl.

Dwight Wartenbee Trucking
Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds
Swanson Bros., Lumber Company
Smiling Moose Marketing
Travel Lane County
Turn Key RV
World Forestry Center Names New Director: Joe Furia has taken over as executive director at the nonprofit World Forestry Center in Portland. Read more.

New Bill in Senate Aims to Thin Forests, Stem Wildfires: Last year, 71,500 wildfires burned 10 million acres nationwide, the second-largest figure on record. Read more.

Build with Wood to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Last month’s Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit wide range of speakers discussing climate change, its impacts and potential solutions. During the portion of the summit that focused on solutions, Yale University’s Chadwick Dearing Oliver , Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, recommended, “Build with wood instead of steel and concrete, and we can reduce CO 2 (carbon dioxide) emissions by 20 percent.” Read more.

State Rejects Endangered Species Protection for Humboldt Marten:
A petition from environmental advocates to add the Humboldt marten to the list of endangered species was rejected Friday. Oregon officials denied a petition, submitted by environmental advocates this summer, to grant protection to the Humboldt marten under the state's Endangered Species Act. Read more.

Lawsuit Filed to Halt Sale of Timber: Nature groups want to save owl habitat, mature trees, which are more 'fire resilient'. Environmental advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday, Sept. 10, to challenge the proposed Crystal Clear Restoration timber sale in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The proposed timber sale, the most extensive on Mt. Hood in more than a decade, would include 7,498 acres of commercial logging on the eastern shoulder of the forest near White River, including 3,494 acres of mature and old-growth forest. Read more.

Enjoy A Flash Back In Time With Timberjack: YouTube Video

American Loggers Council 24th Annual Meeting: "West Coast Wonders", October 11-13, 2018, Shilo Inn Suites & Hotel, Seaside, Oregon. Read more.

Caterpillar Announces Plan to Sell the Purpose-Built Forestry Business: LaGrange, GA – Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced today that it has entered into a preliminary agreement with Weiler, Inc. to sell the Cat® purpose-built forestry business. The sale is subject to negotiation of a final agreement, the closing of which is expected by early 2019. “We remain committed to supporting our forestry customers and the forestry industry,” said Tom Pellette, Caterpillar Construction Industries Group President. “The sale of the purpose-built forestry business enables Caterpillar and Weiler to serve the complete forestry industry while providing customers with the same outstanding sales and service support they’ve come to expect.” Caterpillar will continue to provide forestry excavators designed for log loading, processing and other forestry applications, in addition to supplying core Caterpillar equipment to the forestry industry. Weiler will design and manufacture purpose-built forestry products, which will be available through the Cat and Prentice dealer networks. Read more.

Instruction Guide Now Available for 3rd and 4th Grade Classrooms: School is back in session and the U.S. Capitol Christmas offers a great learning opportunity for students. In partnership with the Oregon Forest Resources Institute , we are pleased to offer the U.S. Capitol Tree Instruction Guide. The guide is designed to help third and fourth-grade teachers use this initiative as a context for investigating why Oregon is such a great place for growing trees. Through graphs and other data, students will examine where Oregon Christmas trees come from and where they go, and explore the importance of trees and forests to our state and beyond. Read more.
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