December 2019 Issue <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Vol. 4 Issue 6
In this issue: The 82 nd Annual Oregon Logging Conference is just 7 weeks away! Links can be found for activities at this year’s OLC including the program scheduled, panel and seminar topics and social events, and the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation scholarship applications are now available.
Happy New Year!
We Wish You A Healthy & Prosperous 2020!
Get ready to head to Eugene, OR for the 82 nd Annual Oregon Logging Conference, less than two months from now, taking place February 20 – 22, 2020. There will be quality speakers addressing topics of interest and current issues impacting the logging industry. Click here to view the updated OLC program which lists panels, seminars, social events, and more.
Earn Pro Logger credits by attending the seminars and panels mentioned above, and as an added bonus, just for attending the Oregon Logging Conference, two additional Professional Logger credits can be earned by all registered logging companies that come and enjoy the show.
Click on photos and logos below to learn more about each event taking place at the 2020 Oregon Logging Conference.
OLC Celebration Party
Friday, Feb. 21
OWIT Auction & Dinner
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Program Sessions
Thursday & Friday,
Feb. 20 & 21
OLC Family Day
Saturday, Feb. 22
Desserts for Dreams
Friday, Feb. 21
Equipment Show
Feb 20, 21, & 22
Log Loader Competition
Friday & Saturday
Feb. 21 & 22
Auction for Scholarships
Thursday & Friday
Feb. 20 & 21
Meet & Greet
Feb. 19
Click on Logo to Download the Forms or Register Online
Sawdust Bowl
Thursday & Friday
Feb. 20 & 21
Visit Our Website for Complete Details

As of December 1, 2019, scholarship applications are available from the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants must turn in the scholarship paperwork to the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation office by April 1, 2020.
A scholarships application from the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation can be downloaded by clicking here .
Each year the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation awards 10 or more scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Since 1968, the Foundation has awarded more than $850,000 in scholarships to students who have and are studying in the forestry and logging areas.
The Oregon Logging Conference Foundation scholarship guidelines are that applicants must be studying in the following areas:
Forest Engineering
Forest Management
Forest Operations Management
Heavy Equipment Maintenance and Welding
Resource Management
Diesel Mechanics
Other forest/timber related areas of study
For more information on the scholarship program, call (541) 686-9191.
There will be over 300 equipment dealers and manufacturers with both inside and outside displays and exhibits at the 82 nd Annual Oregon Logging Conference (OLC), which takes place at the Lane County Event Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene, OR
OLC Manager Rikki Wellman said attendees won’t be disappointed. “We continue to add more exhibitors to the outside display area, and will once again fill the auditorium (with 13,000 square feet of indoor display space) and Expo Hall 2 (which has 7,200 square feet of indoor display space), as well as the other OLC fleet of buildings. The total inside exhibit space for the 2020 OLC will be more than 95,000 square feet.
“Again this year you’ll find a variety of exhibitors, with a range of forestry ideas and solutions,” Wellman said, “from forestry equipment and supplies to sawmill and firewood processors, to heavy equipment attachments, to chippers. You won't want to miss the show, it's your one-stop-shopping" she added.

For the past eight years, the Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club exhibit at the OLC has delighted young and old train enthusiasts. The display in Performance Hall features model trains operating under a logging theme.

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 82nd anniversary,” Temple said. “We support the industry and we like to display that support in the kinds of loads we run on 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 and 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 work, and have a gift of putting smiles on faces of young and old,” Temple said.
Where Christmas Trees Come From? Every year, millions of Americans purchase and decorate Christmas trees to ring in the holiday season. Whether they are bought at a lawn and garden store or a pop-up lot or harvested from a tree farm or a national forest, a live tree is an integral part of the tradition for many families. Read more.

Youth Explore Potential Natural Resource Career Paths. 170 students from seven counties take part in annual Redwood Region Resource Rally. Read more.

#Timberunity "Let's Roll" Convoy Planned for Thursday, February 6, 2020. Read more.

Sauter Timber Picks Estacada for CLT Fab Facility. The company, which is based in Rockwood, Tennessee, has purchased five acres of land in the Estacada Industrial Park located off State Highway 211 and plans to build a manufacturing facility expected to bring at least 25 new jobs to Clackamas County. Read more.

From Planes to Processors Canyon Creek Logging, Pinetop Arizona. Tom Holl may be a sixth-generation logger, but he started out his career as a mechanic on B-2 Stealth Bombers in Southern California. Read more.

Grants Pass High School Keeps Wood Working Alive. Woodworking students at Grants Pass High School are swapping their pencils and paper for sanders and a saw. This is just one of the high school's career and technical education classes that teaches students about skilled work. Teachers said it's important to keep these types of classes alive because not everyone can afford college or wants to go to college. Read more.

Stronger Than Steel, Able to Stop a Speeding Bullet—It’s Super Wood!
Simple processes can make wood tough, impact-resistant—or even transparent. Read more.

New Federal Spending Plan Includes Timber Money For Oregon Counties, Wyden Says. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said he’s helped negotiate another extension of federal aid for timber-dependent counties. Read more.

Publisher - Editor - Writers
Mary Bullwinkel - Freelance Writer
Rikki Wellman - Conference Manager
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