The 2016 COFE Annual meeting will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA on September 19 - 21, 2016. The meeting will coordinate with the Canadian Woodlands Forum, The faculty of Forestry at UBC, and the DEMO International Conference. This combination of meetings and in woods equipment demo should be a forest engineering highlight of the year - mark your calendars now and stay tuned for additional information!
COFE Annual Meeting Registration NOW OPEN! Early Registration Before June 1st!
Register today at http://cofe.ca.uky.edu/
For the first time, the 2015 COFE annual meeting will be hosted by the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky. It will be held July 19 – 22, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. The theme of the meeting is “Engineering Solutions for Non-Industrial Private Forest Operations”. This meeting will have technical presentations addressing the following topics:
- Forest operations as a mean to restore and improve forest health
- Biomass utilization for energy production
- Best management practices to reduce site disturbances and maintain stream water quality
- Transition to mechanized operations in hardwood forests
- Small-scale forest operations for non-industrial private landowners
For more information about the 2015 COFE meeting, please visit the conference website or contact Conference Chairman:
Dr. Marco Contreras, Assistant Professor of Forest Management
Department of Forestry College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
University of Kentucky
Details have been released for the 2015 WR.COFE meeting! The seminar will be January 15, 2015 at the Valley River Inn, in Eugene, Oregon.
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.
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".
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
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).
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.
25th Anniversary Report and History of COFE - Download PDF