July 2018 Issue <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Vol. 3 Issue 1
In this issue meet and get to know the 2018-2019 OLC Foundation Scholarship recipients.

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. 
OLC Foundation Selects Scholarship
Recipients for the 2018-2019 College Year
Fourteen students who were selected to receive Oregon Logging Conference Foundation (OLCF) scholarships well represent the talent in the next generation of logging industry employees. These students will share $24,000 in scholarships to pursue acquiring the skills they need to keep the logging industry moving forward.

This article introduces you to the recipients and each will talk about why they are pursuing a future in the logging and forestry industry.

If you or someone you know would like to apply to receive an OLCF scholarship, applications are accepted each year beginning in January. 
Lane Trissel,
 I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation for awarding me the scholarship. I plan to use the funds to go toward my fourth and final year of my Bachelor's of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Technology.
The program I have gone through has been interesting thus far. We have covered subjects such as hydraulics, electrical, air conditioning, power transmissions, and shop management. With this degree, I will be able to be hired at a larger company and move up within the company into areas such as Service, Parts and/or Management.
My first three years of school have helped me to already acquire a job at our local Pape/Kenworth Truck dealership in Lakewood, WA. I was recently hired as an intern, and I have been working there now for three months. So far, it has been a nice shop to work in. At this shop, I have been assisting other journeyman technicians in full service repair work. I have done engine repair, transmission work, general services, differential work, clutches and brakes.
After my last year of school, I will decide if I want to stay with this company or move on to something else. In either case, having this certification will help me to work anywhere I wish to.
I will use the scholarship funds toward the cost of tuition and books. Once again, I would like to thank the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation Scholarship Committee for this opportunity to further my education and help me spring forward into a field that’s always “on the move”.
Daniel Virture,
I am very grateful for the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation Scholarship. I am a sophomore at Oregon State University, pursuing a degree in forest engineering. My classes are going well and I’m working for Cascade Timber Consulting as a Timber Cruiser this summer. After completing my first year at OSU, my choice to pursue a career in Forestry and specifically Forest Engineering has been c onfirmed and this career path seems to be a great fit for me. After college, I hope to become a forest engineer for a private timber company. Thanks to the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation, I am able to go to school and focus on my classes, rather than the worries associated with paying for my education.
Natalie Dumford,
The Oregon Logging Conference Foundation scholarship this year, is contributing to the funding of my education at Linn-Benton Community College where I plan to obtain an associates degree in business administration.
With my degree, I plan to pursue my dream of owning a professional photography business, and in years to come I will contribute to the logging industry by way of marketing and advertising companies related to the timber industry in a positive and visual way.
I have taken photos which are currently being displayed on the website for Swanson Brothers Lumber Co, and I plan to take photos for the Logging Conference in February of 2019.
It is my hope to take part in many more projects which benefit the timber industry over the course of my career, and I am very grateful to the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation for the support and opportunities they have given me.
Anna Collins, I would like to thank to the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation for the scholarship which helps me to continue my degree in Forest Management and Forest Operation Management at Oregon State University. I just finished my freshman year and the opportunities and experiences I have had both in the classroom and in the workforce will benefit me greatly in my career. I have a forest operations management internship through Pacific Forest Management for this summer where I will be practicing my skills in the field as well as learning about logging policies in both Oregon and Washington.
The OLCF scholarship has given me access to opportunities such as this internship, campus jobs, and continuing my education. I look forward to getting my degree in forestry and being able to give back to the industry.
Callie Baker,
I have been attending the Oregon Logging Conference for the last four years through the Sweet Home High School Forestry Club. Every year Sweet Home and a few other schools put on a show for the public. We do events such as cable splicing, powerbuck, and crosscutting.
To be able to receive a Scholarship from this program is amazing because I have been so involved with their show every year. By being awarded this scholarship, not only am I able to attend college, but I will be able to graduate doing something that I love. I will be attending Linn Benton Community College in the Welding and Fabrication program. In just two short years, I will earn my Associates of Applied Science Degree. I could not be more excited to start my adult life attending one of the best welding programs in the state. Again, thank you so much. I could not be any more grateful for this opportunity.
The photo above is of my crosscut partner, Alexis Hanna (left), and myself on the right (right) competing at the 2017 OLC.
Tanner Trimble, I would like to thank you for selecting me from other worthy candidates for this scholarship. Being the recipient of this scholarship will help with my college finances this coming school year. Last year I had to rely on taking out loans to for my education and I am hoping with the help of this gift that won’t be necessary.
I am working towards a two year degree in Diesel Technology which will allow me to work on many types of trucks and equipment that have diesel engines. I have completed two terms so far in the program. I have been immersed in logging since I was born. I am a 3rd generation logger and I know how important logging is to provide jobs for families.I have been working on my father’s two log trucks for over 3 years and also for Ryan Parkhurst Trucking who has a fleet of log trucks and equipment since February of this year. I also enjoy helping my father with logging small jobs and working on our small Mitsubishi Cat when necessary.
 I enjoyed representing Lane Community College Diesel program at the Logging Conference this year which is how I became interested in the program a whole year before in 2017. I look forward to representing the OLC for this scholarship and for the school as well promoting the diesel program at the next Oregon Logging Conference.
Again, thank you so much for choosing me to receive this scholarship! I look forward to meeting and thanking you in person!
Hunter Knox,
 I am very blessed and honored to be a recipient of the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation scholarship for 2018-2019. I am a forest engineering student at Oregon State University and this scholarship will help me tremendously with the costs of my education.  Thank you so much.
I attended the Oregon Logging Conference in Eugene this year for the first time, where I had the opportunity to meet some truly wonderful people in this industry. I was amazed at the resources available to forestry students, and the willingness of the people in this industry to share their experiences and knowledge of forestry with me. I was able to meet with forest engineers who went through the forest engineering program at Oregon State University and I picked their brains,asked a lot of questions and for advice based on their experiences, which will be very helpful to me as I navigate my way toward a career in forest engineering. They were very friendly and willing to engage in conversation to answer my questions and give advice. More importantly, I was able to secure a summer job in a paid internship with a local timber company, where I will be able to build on my skills and knowledge in this field. This is a great opportunity for me, and I am very thankful I was able to attend Career Day at the Oregon Logging Conference.
Again, thank you for this scholarship, and for the opportunity to meet and make connections with people who have life-long experience in forestry. I am very excited to be able to pursue a career in a field that I have a true passion for, and I could not do it without generous scholarships like this one.
Jeremiah McGuigan, Thank you for this scholarship opportunity. The OLC Foundation scholarship is going to help pay for my education at Linn-Benton Community College in the Heavy Equipment and Diesel Technology Program. In the Fall, I will be in my fourth term in the program. I loved seeing the large trucks going down the road as a kid and still do today Now, as a young adult, I want to be a part in keeping them on the road. My education is helping me pursue a career in the diesel field. Once I have my Associates Degree, I plan to start working on trucks for a local company. I want to diagnose, service, and maintain the equipment that keeps America moving.

Kimberly Ortiz,
 This fall I will be entering my Sophomore year at Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Roseburg, Oregon; I am also enrolled at Oregon State University (OSU) and will be taking a number of classes there this upcoming year. In doing this I am working to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Forest Management. While attending UCC my freshman year I took an intro to Forestry class that allowed me to gain more hands on experience while also gaining connections within the industry.
With our ever growing forest industry I am looking forward to continue my education in the field and am thrilled to start my work in the field. With the connections I will continue to make at both OSU and UCC while attending them, I know that I will have a great start in the industry.
Seth Eades,
Looking back as I enter my fifth and final year at Oregon State University, I am astounded by how much I have received from the Timber Industry. And I don’t just mean the scholarships from the OLC and other organizations. Yes, these scholarships have unquestionably enabled me to remain in school, but to be honest, the money doesn’t mean as much to me as the encouragement and hope provided by the industry. My family lost our patriarch this last year, my Grandpa Buzz, and the support and comfort that poured in from people throughout the logging and lumbering community was beyond what can be expressed in words. I don’t know if there’s any other group of individuals in the world that cares that much about its members.
Our industry is a unique and one of a kind place. There’s no other working community I would rather be a part of. The OLC represents the face of that community, and I am honored beyond expression to receive recognition in the form of this scholarship. I’ll be finishing up my studies in Forestry, Civil Engineering, and Surveying this year, and plan to put those skills to work in the timber sector after I graduate. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support and help of God, my family, and the members of the Timber Industry. It’s my prayer and hope that I will be able to give back to the people that have given me so much. To all of you I say thank you, I am so proud to be a part of this community.
Danica Ruud,
 I am honored to be a recipient of the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship will greatly help me in achieving my goals in the forestry industry. This scholarship will help me accomplish my academic and career goals. With a bachelor’s degree in Forest Engineering, my Honors College thesis project and my intern experiences with Weyerhaeuser and The Portland Water Bureau, I will be prepared to enter the work force. As a member of Oregon Women in Timber and an Ambassador for the College of Forestry, I have been an active advocate in the forestry community. My goal after graduation is to work in the water resource engineering field in our forests in the Pacific Northwest. I believe that my forestry knowledge will help me in my career to make the best decisions about logging practices near water sources. I am very grateful for the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation support in helping me achieve my academic and career goals.
Jared Brandt, The Oregon Logging Conference Foundation has given me the oppor-tunity to help me further my education through this scholarship. With the money going towards tuition the scholarship will by decreasing student loans.
With the assistance from the OLCF I am furthering my hopes to be a positive impact in this amazing industry. While in college, I plan on taking this opportunity to continue to gain knowledge on the different ways I could improve our industry and to continue to provide a sustainable environment.
My goal is to graduate college and explore my options within the private and government agencies.
I am looking forward to learning the ins and outs of the field and begin a long and fulfilling career in the woods.
Trevor Saratrurak , This is my third year receiving a scholarship from the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation, and each year this scholarship has allowed for me to focus on my studies while taking my forestry classes at Oregon State University as I work toward Bachelor’s degrees in Forest Engineering and Civil Engineering. This scholarship also helps me minimize my student debt while attending college. I plan on being in school for another two years, and having an internship between years to apply what I have been learning in class to real-world applications. This scholarship also helps me minimize my student debt while attending college, as a goal of mine is to graduate with as little student debt as possible.
I would like to thank the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation for their support for the last three years to achieve my goals, and I look forward to continuing my studies at Oregon State University with the continued support of the OLC Foundation.
Generous donations and proceeds from the two-day annual auction at the Oregon Logging Conference are the reasons the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation can award scholarships and support other educational programs . The auction will be held in the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds. The auction will be held on Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22 following each morning’s breakfast, during the 2019 Oregon Logging Conference. Auctioneer for the fundraiser will be Jaime Yraguen of Basco Logging. 

The OLCF is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and 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 industry. 

Donation of auction items are now being accepted and those interested should contact the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation office at 541-686-9191. The list of donations will be updated regularly on the OLC website ( www.oregonloggingconference.com ).
Watch for updated list of auction items in future issues of the OLC NEWS.  
Professional Logger Credits Available at
Oregon Logging Conference 
Stay Up To Date on the Most Current Rules, Regulations, and Techniques
Earn up to 10 Professional Logger credits by attending panel discussions and presentations at the Oregon Logging Conference. 2019 topics are now being selected and will be presented by industry professionals. 

Loggers can choose what seminars to attend to stay up to date on the most current rules, regulations, and techniques. The information presented will help loggers and logging companies to be more productive and competitive. These credits are applicable toward Professional Logger’s Certification and fulfillment of the requirements outlined in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. 

As in prior years, the hole-punch system will be used. All paid registered members of the OLC will receive a punch card in the registration packet. At the end of each seminar or panel session, as you exit someone will be available to punch your card. 

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. Visit www.oregonloggingconference for updated program details.
Online Registration for the 81st OLC
Will Open In September.
8th Pacific Logging Congress
Live Woods Show
September 13 - 15, 2018
OSU Research Forest
Corvallis, Oregon
The Pacific Logging Congress invites you to come see the latest forest industry technology in operation at the Pacific Logging Congress 8th Live In-Woods Show.

The show will be held September 13 – 15, 2018, at the Oregon State University Research Forest, in Corvallis, Oregon.

“This event is held only once every four years,” says Jeff Wimer, PLC President, and senior Instructor II at OSU and Manager of Student Logging Program. “It provides us the unique opportunity to educate students, teachers, government representatives, loggers, and the general public on the positive and sustainable methods used in the forest industry today.”

This event will be located on the 66 acre Dunn Research Forest and attendees will see:

Live Demonstrations — Premier manufacturers demonstrating their latest equipment, including whole tree, cut-to-length, steep slope and chipping operations.
Static Displays — A wide range of booths and displays featuring state-of-the-art technology.
Logger Education — There will be the opportunity to earn professional logging credits at hands-on courses put on by exhibitors, as well as presentations from OSU professors.
Educational Tours – In conjunction with the PLC’s new Adopt a High School program, hundreds of high school students will be touring the site, learning about the industry and future career opportunities.

To register for the 8th Live In-Woods Show, or for more information, contact the Pacific Logging Congress at 360-832-1745 or visit www.pacificloggingcongress.org.
Grinding Demonstration at
the 2014 Woods Show
OSU Students Logging Crew  at the
2014 Woods Show
John Deere Forestry Demonstrates Machine at the 2014 Woods Show
OFRI ELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR : The Oregon Forest Resources Institute board of directors has named seasoned marketing and communications professional Erin Isselmann to serve as the Institute’s new executive director. Isselmann, most recently the director of communications for the Portland Business Alliance, joined OFRI July 9. She has held communications and marketing leadership roles at several Fortune 500 companies, including Xerox, Tektronix and Conduent, and has more than two decades of experience in corporate communications, public relations and digital marketing. Read complete article.

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY DEAN PASSED AWAY : Thomas Maness, who served as Dean of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University since 2012, died Thursday, July 12th in Corvallis. He was 63.
Under Maness’ leadership, OSU was ranked the second-best college of forestry in the world in 2017 by the Center for World University Rankings, behind only the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden.
“Thomas will be greatly missed,” said OSU President Ed Ray in a statement released Friday by the university. “Thomas’ effective and strong aspirational leadership of the College of Forestry helped guide many key decisions and served to advance the university, our environment and the wood products industry.” Read complete article.

OSU GETS GRANT FOR CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER RESEARCH: Senators Jeff Merkley, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Agriculture subcommittee, and Ron Wyden have announced that a nearly half-million dollar U.S. Department of Agriculture grant was awarded to Oregon State University for research on the durability of cross-laminated timber, an innovative product that is helping to advance wood as a construction material for tall buildings. Read complete article.

OSU FOCUS IN FORESTRY : Logging on steep slopes is the most hazardous environment for a forest worker according to John Sessions, University
Distinguished Professor and Strachan Chair of Forest Operations Management at Oregon State. Sessions is part of a team of investigators researching innovative technologies to improve logger safety on steep slopes. Other research team members include Woodam Chung, Ben Leshchinsky, Francisca Belart, Tamara Cushing, John Garland, Jeff Wimer and Brett Morrissette from the College of Forestry and Laurel Kincl from the College of Public Health
and Human Sciences. The three-year project is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Read complete article.

“Hup. Hup. Hup,” yelled Nick Rodgers, hanging on to ropes attached to his Belgian workhorse Maggie, who strained up a hill pulling a several-hundred pound log.
“That’s a lot of horsepower,” said Vince Randall, Bureau of Land Management forester, overseeing logging of bug-infested trees at Cathedral Hills Park south of Grants Pass.
Rodgers and his nephew, Bennett Rodgers, horse loggers from Butte Falls, hope to get three or more truckloads of saleable timber out of the project. They consider any job with at least a truckload worthy of their time, with the current high timber prices.
The 400-acre park with 10 miles of trails for horses, hikers and bicyclists is a perfect place for logging with horses, which use a lighter touch than bulldozers and cables and are quieter.
“We could have done it faster with mechanized equipment, but because of the situation here it’s kind of set up for horses,” Randall said.

Trump Administration Proposes Changes To Limit The Endangered Species Act : The Trump administration is proposing key changes to the Endangered Species Act. It’s a move conservation groups say could greatly weaken the way animals and plants are protected.The changes could limit how critical habitat is designated. It would also rollback the protections for threatened species. Instead of extending automatic protections to threatened species, those kinds of decisions would be made on a case-by-case basis. Read complete article.


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