2015 COFE Annual Meeting - Save the Date

The 2015 COFE Annual Meeting will be held in Lexington, Kentucky July 19-22, 2015.  We will be hosted by Marco Contreras and the University of Kentucky.  The theme of the meeting will be "Engineering solutions for non-industrial private forest operations."

Mark your calendars now and look for more information in the coming months on this excellent opportunity to visit the "Bluegrass State".

 

2014 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

I’m pleased to invite submission of abstracts for the 2014 Council on Forest Engineering (COFE) annual meeting to be held June 22 – 25 in Moline, Illinois, USA. The conference website is located at http://wordpress.cfans.umn.edu/cfe/. The theme for the 2014 COFE meeting is “Global Harvesting Technology”. Technical presentations that address the following four sub-themes are sought. Other applied forest engineering and operations topics may also be accepted.

• Technological innovations in forest operations
• Global challenges in a changing forestry landscape
• Business improvement opportunities in the forest industry
• Innovations in biomass harvesting

Abstracts are due by January 31, 2014.

Read more: 2014 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

Western Region COFE Seminar on 1/16/2014

The WR.COFE group will be meeting January 16, 2014 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene, Oregon.  The one day seminar theme has been set as "Improving Forest Harvesting Operations"

 

WR.COFE is a regional chapter (western United States and British Columbia) of the COUNCIL ON FOREST ENGINEERING (COFE).  COFE is an international professional organization formed to foster the development of forest engineering in industry, government, and education in order to promote the best methods of managing and operating forests, both private and public.  COFE serves the forestry profession by disseminating technical information about forest engineering.

The International Journal of Forest Engineering

The International Journal of Forest Engineering (IJFE) is dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly writings in all aspects of forest operations, both empirical and theoretical. Most published articles are original research, but review articles are also welcome. 
An important role of the IJFE is to report on existing practices and innovations in forest operations by scientists and professionals from around the world to promote environmentally sound forestry practices and contribute to sustainable forest management. 
The scope applies to all kinds of forest management (e.g. short and long rotation; uneven-aged and even-aged) and all uses of the forest biomass (e.g. lumber, pulp and paper, energy and other uses). The journal will include articles related to production and supply of forest biomass to industry or other users, but excludes typically the industrial manufacturing processes (e.g. sawmilling and combustion). 
Examples of topics typically covered by the IJFE are: 

  • tree harvesting, processing and transportation
  • stand establishment, protection and tending
  • operations planning, management and control
  • machine design, management and evaluation
  • forest access planning and construction
  • human factors engineering
  • education and training

Due to the booming interest in using forest biomass for energy purposes, the IJFE especially welcomes papers addressing such issues.

Read more: The International Journal of Forest Engineering

FE Education

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LOCATION MEMBER INFORMATION
AUBURN UNIVERSITYAuburn, Alabama

www.auburn.edu

Smidt/Gallagher School of Forestry and Wildlife SciencesBS (Forest Engineering Degree)
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITYCorvallis, Oregon

www.cof.orst.edu

Garland College of ForestryDept of Forest Engineering

BS Forest Engineering

MF in Forest Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF MAINEOrono, Maine

www.umaine.edu

Egan College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and AgricultureForest Engineering Program – BS in Forestry

(Dept of Forest Management)

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTONSeattle, Washington

www.washington.edu

Greulich College of Forest ResourcesForest Engineering Major (BS Forest Resources)
UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICKFredericton, N.B.

www.unb.ca

RickardsZundel Forestry and Environmental ManagementBS, MS, and PhD in Forest Engineering and Forestry
VIRGINIA TECHBlacksburg, Virginia

www.vt.edu

ShafferVisser Forest Operations ProgramDept of Forestry
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHOMoscow, Idaho

www.uidaho.edu

AppelgrenJohnson College of ForestryDegrees:  Forest Resources / Forest Products /

Forestry, Wildlife & Range Sciences

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTASt. Paul, MN

www.umn.edu

Blinn Twin Cities Campus:  Dept of Forest ResourcesNone at other locations
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIAAthens, GA

www.uga.edu

GreeneHarris Warnell School of Forest ResourcesForest Resource Econ
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKAJuneau AK

www.alaska.edu

Bowman Construction Technology (no forestry)
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORKSyracuse NY

www.esf.edu

BrockKoten CESF (College of Environmental Sciences & Forestry)Academic Dept: Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering
COLLEGE OF THE NORTH ATLANTICPasadena, Newfoundland, Canada

www.northatlantic.nf.ca

Buggie Forest Resource Technician Program (2 year diploma)
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITYBaton Rouge LA

www.rnr.lsu.edu

DeHoop College of AgricultureSchool of Renewable Natural Resources

Forestry Degree:  Concentration of Forest Management or Ecosystem Management

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – DAVISDavis, CA

www.ucdavis.edu

HartsoughMiles Bio & Ag Engr DeptBS, Biological Systems Engineering

(Forest Engineering Specialization)

SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGESanta Rosa CA

www.santarosa.edu

Finn Certificate:  Natural Resources Conservation Technology
PURDUE UNIVERSITYWest Lafayette IN

www.ecn.purdue.edu

Gibson Dept Ag & Bio Engineering
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITYMississippi State MS

www.cfr.msstate.edu

Grace College of Forest ResourcesDepts:  Forestry / Wildlife & Fisheries / Forest Products
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITYRaleigh NC

www.cfr.ncsu.edu

Hassan College of Forest ResourcesDepts:  Forestry / Wood & Paper Science /

Parks & Recreation & Tourism Management

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITYMorgantown, WV

www.wvu.edu

HasslerMcNeel

Wang

College of Agriculture, Forestry & Consumer SciencesForestry Program: Div of Forestry (Joe McNeel, Director)

Forest Resource Management

Master of Science in Forestry, PhD Forest Res Science

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITYFort Collins CO

www.Colostate.edu

Lynch Dept of Forest SciencesBS Forestry

PhD Forest Sciences

MF Forest Sciences

LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITYThunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

www.lakeheadu.ca

Pulkki School of Forestry (Academic Unit)Diploma: For Resource Management

Bachelor: Environmental Studies / Forestry

Master of Science in Forestry

Master of Forestry

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIREDurham NH

www.unh.edu

 

Quigley Forest Technology ProgramForestry Program (BS in Forestry)
CLEMSON UNIVERSITYClemson SC

www.clemson.edu

Bolding College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life ScienceProgram: Forestry and Natural Resources

BS: Forest Resource Management

Master of Forest Resources

MS & PhD – Research degrees

SELKIRK COLLEGEGrand Forks, BC, Canada

www.selkirk.bc.ca

Schroder Dept of Renewable ResourcesPrograms:  Forest Technology

Recreation, Fish & Wildlife Tech - (3 year)

 

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKYLexington, KY

www.ca.uky.edu/forestry

Contreras College of AgricultureDept of Forestry

Degrees:  Forestry / Natural Resources

 

LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITYRuston LA

www.latech.edu

Vidrine School of ForestryBS Forestry

Programs:  Forest Management / Forest Business/

Wildlife Management / Natural Resource Management

UNIVERSITÉ LAVALQuébec City, Québec

www.sbf.ulaval.ca

LeBel Dept des Sciences du Bois et de la ForetBachelor of Science in Forest Operations

Bachelor of Science in Forest Management

Bachelor in Wood Engineering

 

LOCATION MEMBER INFORMATION
AUBURN UNIVERSITYAuburn, Alabama Smidt/Gallagher School of Forestry and Wildlife SciencesBS (Forest Engineering Degree)
www.auburn.edu
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITYCorvallis, Oregon Garland College of ForestryDept of Forest Engineering
www.cof.orst.edu BS Forest Engineering
  MF in Forest Engineering
UNIVERSITY OF MAINEOrono, Maine Egan College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and AgricultureForest Engineering Program – BS in Forestry
www.umaine.edu (Dept of Forest Management)
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTONSeattle, Washington Greulich College of Forest ResourcesForest Engineering Major (BS Forest Resources)
www.washington.edu
UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICKFredericton, N.B. Rickards/Zundel Forestry and Environmental ManagementBS, MS, and PhD in Forest Engineering and Forestry
www.unb.ca
VIRGINIA TECHBlacksburg, Virginia Shaffer/Visser Forest Operations Program: Dept of Forestry
www.vt.edu
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHOMoscow, Idaho Appelgren/Johnson College of ForestryDegrees:  Forest Resources / Forest Products /
www.uidaho.edu Forestry, Wildlife & Range Sciences
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTASt. Paul, MN Blinn Twin Cities Campus:  Dept of Forest ResourcesNone at other locations
www.umn.edu
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIAAthens, GA Greene/Harris Warnell School of Forest ResourcesForest Resource Econ
www.uga.edu
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKAJuneau AK Bowman Construction Technology (no forestry)
www.alaska.edu
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORKSyracuse NY Brock/Koten CESF (College of Environmental Sciences & Forestry)Academic Dept: Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering
www.esf.edu
COLLEGE OF THE NORTH ATLANTICPasadena, Newfoundland, Canada Buggie Forest Resource Technician Program (2 year diploma)
www.northatlantic.nf.ca
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITYBaton Rouge LA DeHoop College of AgricultureSchool of Renewable Natural Resources
www.rnr.lsu.edu Forestry Degree:  Concentration of Forest Management or Ecosystem Management
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – DAVISDavis, CA HartsoughMiles Bio & Ag Engr DeptBS, Biological Systems Engineering
www.ucdavis.edu (Forest Engineering Specialization)
SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGESanta Rosa CA Finn Certificate:  Natural Resources Conservation Technology
www.santarosa.edu
PURDUE UNIVERSITYWest Lafayette IN Gibson Dept Ag & Bio Engineering
www.ecn.purdue.edu
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITYMississippi State MS Grace College of Forest ResourcesDepts:  Forestry / Wildlife & Fisheries / Forest Products
www.cfr.msstate.edu
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITYRaleigh NC Hassan College of Forest ResourcesDepts:  Forestry / Wood & Paper Science /
www.cfr.ncsu.edu Parks & Recreation & Tourism Management
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITYMorgantown, WV HasslerMcNeel College of Agriculture, Forestry & Consumer SciencesForestry Program: Div of Forestry (Joe McNeel, Director)
www.wvu.edu Wang Forest Resource Management
    Master of Science in Forestry, PhD Forest Res Science
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITYFort Collins CO Lynch Dept of Forest SciencesBS Forestry
www.Colostate.edu PhD Forest Sciences
  MF Forest Sciences
LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITYThunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Pulkki School of Forestry (Academic Unit)Diploma: For Resource Management
www.lakeheadu.ca Bachelor: Environmental Studies / Forestry
  Master of Science in Forestry
  Master of Forestry
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIREDurham NH Quigley Forest Technology ProgramForestry Program (BS in Forestry)
www.unh.edu
CLEMSON UNIVERSITYClemson SC Bolding College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life ScienceProgram: Forestry and Natural Resources
www.clemson.edu BS: Forest Resource Management
  Master of Forest Resources
  MS & PhD – Research degrees
SELKIRK COLLEGEGrand Forks, BC, Canada Schroder Dept of Renewable ResourcesPrograms:  Forest Technology
www.selkirk.bc.ca Recreation, Fish & Wildlife Tech - (3 year)
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKYLexington, KY Contreras College of AgricultureDept of Forestry
www.ca.uky.edu/forestry Degrees:  Forestry / Natural Resources
LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITYRuston LA Vidrine School of ForestryBS Forestry
www.latech.edu Programs:  Forest Management / Forest Business/
  Wildlife Management / Natural Resource Management
UNIVERSITÉ LAVALQuébec City, Québec LeBel Dept des Sciences du Bois et de la ForetBachelor of Science in Forest Operations
www.sbf.ulaval.ca Bachelor of Science in Forest Management
  Bachelor in Wood Engineering

 

October 2012 Newsletter

New Bern, NC

Last Updated 30 May, 2013

2012 ANNUAL COFE MEETING

The 35th Annual Meeting was held September 9-12, 2012 at the New Bern River Front Hilton, New Bern, North Carolina.  Host was North Carolina State University.  The theme was: “Engineering New Solutions for Energy Supply and Demand.”  See

 

2012 Awards
The International Forest Engineering Achievement Award winner was Bryce Stokes. The Student Communication Award, which includes two free years of membership, $300 toward travel expenses to attend the Annual Meeting, and a waiver of registration fee, was given to Storm Beck (Oregon State University).

Read more: October 2012 Newsletter