2020 Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) President Greg Stratton has announced that Dr. Patrick Moore will be the keynote speaker at the 82
Annual gathering in Eugene in February.
“I have always wanted to understand the ‘other side’ and Patrick has been on the other side,” Stratton said. “He is knowledgeable in the facts and real science of our environment,” Stratton continued, “unlike much of the current ‘best available’ information which is more often than not, politically or agenda driven.”
According to his biography, Dr. Patrick Moore is an informed and provocative speaker who inspires new ways of thinking about environmental challenges. His views are refreshing, informative, and relevant. He is focused on the promotion of sustainability and consensus building among competing concerns. He calls for issues to be discussed on the basis of accurate scientific data, and the creation of sustainable solutions.
Dr. Patrick Moore is a founding member, former president, and international director for Greenpeace.
OLC President Stratton said, “While Mr. Moore may not always tell you what you want to hear, I have found him to be honest and truthful. I believe politics are based on opinions and agendas,” Stratton continued, “but science should be proven and validated with facts.”
Stratton believes that management of the environment should be based on what’s best for the landscape and long-term viability, not short-sighted agendas that destroy entire communities. “I believe Patrick Moore shares this same belief.” Stratton said.
Keynote speakers Dr. Patrick Moore will talk during the OLC opening session breakfast on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at approximately 9:30 a.m. in the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene, OR.
82nd OLC Program Set by Committee
OLC program chairs and their committees are securing topics and confirming speakers for Thursday and Friday, February 20
Registered companies and individuals can earn Professional Logger credits and three Forest Practice credits for attending these sessions.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020,
Program sessions held in the wheeler Pavilion, and outside exhibit area at the Lane County Fairgrounds.
9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker Dr. Patrick Moore
11 a.m. – 12 noon Hand on Seminar Log Scaling and Optimal Bucking
Jayme Dumford, Thompson Tree Farms and Dave Sobol, Pacific Rim Log Scaling Bureau
will discuss different scaling methods for westside, eastside, and cubic scaling. They will also discuss optimal bucking for getting the most scale and/or value out of a tree.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Your Voice and Vote Counts
Jim Dudley, Swanson Group, Glendale, OR
Speakers Travis Joseph, American Forest Resources, Nick Smith, Healthy Forest Healthy Communities, and Kristina McNitt, Oregon Forest and Industry Council will address
current state and federal legislation and grass roots advocacy and how it affects both state and federal politics.
Speakers will also highlight the use of social media and the power of movements like Timber Unity.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020,
Program sessions held in the wheeler Pavilion, South meeting rooms of the convention center, and outside exhibit area at the Lane County Fairgrounds.
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Oregon Forest Practices Seminar
Moderator: Eric Gehrke, Weyerhaeuser, Coos Bay, OR
Steep Slope/Tethered Logging, Oregon Forest Practice Rules,
Guidance and BMPs Surrounding These Practices:
Speakers to be announced.
Snowmagedon 2019: Implications on Future Insect Damage and Fire
Invited Speakers are Christine Buhl, ODF Entomologist and Link Smith, ODF
Legislative Update as it Applies to Forestry in Oregon:
Speaker is Kyle Williams, OFIC Director of Protection
ODF/BLM Fire Protection Contract Update:
Speaker is Ron Graham,
ODF, Fire Protection Div., Deputy Chief of Planning, Salem, OR
What Does it Take to Obtain a Waiver During Fire Season:
Doug Thackery, ODF Stewardship Forester, Grants Pass, OR
Low Water Crossings: Rules and BMOs Surrounding These
Speaker is Steve Whetmore, ODF Stewardship Forester, Medford, OR
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Washington Forest Practices Seminar
Moderator: Doug Mayes, Weyerhaeuser, Longview, WA
Speakers will discuss a variety of subjects pertaining to the Washington Forest Practices Act.
Training for Success to Safely Stay Within Your Ribbons:
Roy Hauser, Art of Felling Timber,
Drone Use to Protect Resources and Improve Efficiency:
will be Shane Szczerba, Weyerhaeuser Co. and Mark Stanley, Jr., Pacific UAV Technology, Banks, OR
Chainsaws to Tethered Machines on Steep Slopes Evolution of PNW
Speakers are Ben Flint, Weyerhaeuser Co. and Researcher (TBA), Weyerhaeuser Co.
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Business Seminar 1: The Professional Drive, Pre and Post Inspection
Moderator Quincy Powers, Powers Ranch, Gaylord, OR
Speaker David Gaffney, Senior DOT Compliance Specialist Pape Group, will demonstrate a proper thorough truck inspection, as well as review load securement requirements to ensure a safe and properly equipped vehicle and a legally secured load.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Effective Communication: How to Successfully Understand and Work with Others
Moderator: Bodie Downing, Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem, OR
Speaker will focus on how to more effectively understand and communicate with others. This improvement in communication and understanding can help achieve more favorable outcomes for you and the people you work with.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Better Ideas/New Technology in Logging
Moderator Fred Blaylock, Blaylock Logging, Coquille, OR
Speaker Pat Ybarra of Pat Attachments/HWM Equipment Repair
will talk about the
hydraulic grapple carriage
. Speaker Shane Szerba of Weyerhaeuser will talk about
silviculture drone use
. Speaker Sam Loveless of Weyerhaeuser will talk about
central tire inflation
, and speaker Eric Krume of Summit Attachments will talk about
double draw bar on yoders.
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Exhibitor Hand-on Seminar 3: Weller Forestry, and Introduction to the Industry.
Moderator: Rick Scott, Peterson Cat, Portland, OR
Speakers Pat Weiler, owner and founder of Weiler Forestry and Bill Hood, Vice President of Weiler Forestry will introduce Weiler Forestry and the history and philosophy of the Wieler brand. Caterpillar and Weiler Forestry walk around included during this seminar.
The theme for the 82nd OLC is
Working Forests: Carbon Keepers”
Join us February 20, 21, and 22, 2020 at the Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene, Oregon.
for the complete 82nd Annual OLC Program