December 2018 Issue <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Vol.3 Issue 6
In this issue: 2019 OLC guest speakers announced, more details about the Friday night dinner and dance, and click here to download the OLC program at a glance. Links to the 2019 OLC program schedule, including panel and seminar topics, social events, competitions, and other activities are on the LAST PAGE OF THIS NEWSLETTER. REGISTER NOW.

Happy New Years!
Thursday Morning, February 21, 2019
Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds,
Eugene, Oregon
"Building Products"
Anthony S. Davis, Interim Dean
College of Forestry, OSU

Anthony S. Davis is the Interim Dean for the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, the nation’s top ranked forestry research school, and a recognized leader in teaching and outreach.
Dr. Davis is recognized as a global leader in seedling production and landscape restoration, working with several research programs in the Pacific Northwest, Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East.
His address will speak to the interest in what he calls "forest to frame" similar to the farm to fork movement in agriculture. “The construction, look, and atmosphere of the Oregon Forest Science Complex will reinforce Oregon State University’s international status as a premier institution devoted to improving the health of our forest landscapes and ecosystems,” Dr. Davis said.
“Climate change is real and it is here now,” he said. “Its effects are pervasive and affect everything and everyone, everywhere. It is our innovations that can bring some new thought and practice to addressing these challenges,” Dr. Davis said. “Management, conservation, and economic development require an informed society, and we are Oregon’s leader in providing outreach and engagement programs that serve as the bridge between knowledge and practice,” he added.
Dr. Davis oversees academic programs delivered though the Wood Science and Engineering, Forest Ecosystems and Society, and Forest Resources, Engineering and Management departments. His purview includes the Forest Research Laboratory, and the Institute for Working Forest Landscapes.
Dr. Davis previously served as Associate Dean for Research and International Programs at the college, where he was responsible for the strategic development and execution of innovative, effective, and respected research programs to help achieve its mission.
Dr. Davis has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick, and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Purdue University.
"Building Futures"
Erin Isselmann
Executive Director
Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Erin Isselmann is the executive director of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. She has a marketing and communications executive background with over two decades of experience in corporate communications, public relations, and digital marketing.
She will focus her presentation on educational programs provided by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI), which help shape the future of forestry. “To help support forestry education in the field and the classroom, OFRI’s K-12 education programs provide curriculum materials, teacher professional development, and field trip opportunities,” Isselmann said. She will also mention a new educational program developed last year by OFRI, called Oregon Proud. Through this program, materials are available to employers, for sharing with employees, to reinforce key reasons to be proud of working in the forest sector.
Isselmann’s expertise includes crisis communications, media relations, influencer relations, branding, social media, and content marketing. She has held marketing leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies including Tektronics, Xerox, and Conduent.
Isselmann has a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from the University of Southern California. She holds a Masters of Philosophy in Political Science from The George Washington University.
Dr. Davis and Erin Isselmann will address the membership on Thursday morning, February 21, 2019, in the Wheeler Pavilion, Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon.

For more information, visit or call 541-686-9191.
There will be almost 325 exhibitors with both inside and outside displays at the 81 st annual Oregon Logging Conference (OLC), which takes place at the Lane County Event Center and Fairgrounds.
The OLC Board of Directors is excited to see the 2019 gathering has more exhibitors than last year! The exhibitors range from those who are new to the OLC, to those who have been exhibiting for decades.
OLC Conference Manager Rikki Wellman said attendees won’t be disappointed. “We will be filling the auditorium again, which has 13,000 square feet of inside display space, and Expo Hall 2, which has 7,200 square feet inside, as well as the other OLC fleet of buildings.” She said the total exhibit space for the 2019 OLC will be more than 95,000 square feet.
“This year you will find a wide variety of exhibitors, with a range of forestry ideas and solutions—from forestry equipment and supplies, to sawmill and firewood processors, heavy equipment attachments, chippers and more,” Wellman said. “Come enjoy the show,” she added.

T he 2019 Oregon Logging Conference program schedule is packed full of quality speakers addressing topics of interest and concern to all who attend the 81st Annual Conference.

As an added bonus, just for attending the Oregon Logging Conference, two additional Professional Logger credits can be earned by all registered logging companies which come and enjoy the show.

Click here to view the latest OLC program, panels and seminars and to find out how you can earn the maximum number of credits when attending the two days of sessions.
The Oregon Logging Conference will celebrate its 81 st anniversary in 2019, and a grand gathering is planned for the Friday night cocktail party, dinner, and dance. Tickets are $55 per person.
Join us on February 22, 2019 in Playwrights Hall at the Hotel Eugene (formerly the Eugene Hilton). This event is sponsored by Swanson Group, General Trailer, and Peerless Corp.
Cocktail hour begins at 7 p.m. and will include tasting from local wineries and breweries. The hearty buffet dinner of prime rib, chicken, and sticky ribs is held at 8 p.m. and will be followed by live music provided by Redneck Mother.
This local band was formed in 2014 by members Jason Johnson (vocals, guitar) and Joel McCombs (guitar, vocals). 20 years earlier Johnson and McCombs had a successful alternative rock band and radio play across the country. The two men reunited to fill a void in the local music scene and added members David Vargas (bass) and Dan Liebersbach (drums). The band plays Americana, southern rock, and outlaw country. 
Kick up your heels and join in the fun. For tickets or more information, call OLC, 541-686-9191.
by Lee Temple
For the last seven years, young and old alike have had an opportunity to watch model trains operating under a logging-related theme in Performance Hall at the Oregon Logging Conference. This display and demonstration is provided by the Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club.
Club spokesman Lee Temple said, “When you come to the Oregon Logging Conference, (you’ll see) we operate trains in more than one scale.” He said there are loads of lumber on flatcars, center-beam cars with lumber loads, chip gons full of sawdust, boxcars which handle veneer, and just about any other kind of rail car that appeared in the Pacific Northwest.
“We use steam engines, geared logging engines, and diesel engines to move the trains on our operating displays,” Temple said. “In addition we have pictures of the way logging used to be,” he added, “from hauling humongous spruce logs, to crews working in a variety of jobs in the woods. 
Temple says his group also partners with Operation Lifesaver Program, sponsored by the Federal Railway Administration. This program provides educational materials for pedestrian, and car and truck safety near railroad tracks.
“We have enjoyed our partnership with the Oregon Logging Conference as they celebrate their 81 st anniversary,” Temple said. “We support the industry and we like to display that support in the kinds of loads we run in our trains. Please come and see us on the Performance Hall stage,” he added.” We welcome your questions and curiosity about our hobby.”
The Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club was established in 1970, when a small group of 10 to 15 people got together and decided they wanted to sponsor the Silver Anniversary Regional Convention of the National Model Railroad Association. The local club was also the core group to bring the National convention to Eugene in 1987, with hundreds of people for all over the world attending.
As a not-for-profit organization, the group’s mission is to share the world of model railroading with people from all walks of life, ranging in age from pre-schoolers to adults. “Besides seeing operating layouts, we answer questions, explain how things may work, and have a gift of putting smiles on faces of young and old,” Temple said.
The Club sponsors a swap meet every spring at the Lane Events Center, including more than 270 vendors from nine states, and filling the 22,500 square feet of space with operating model train layouts.
The group also does an annual show at the Valley River Center, the Civic Center in Drain, the Armory in Cottage Grove, and at the Pony Village Mall (a partnership with the South Coast Train Club of North Bend-Coos Bay).
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