2017 Maine Meeting Downloads

Plenary Sessions

Tim McDonald
Big Data in Forestry Big Problems?
Presentation Paper  
Brian Roth The Cooperative Forestry Research Unit Presentation    
Wendy Farrand Loggers for the Future Presentation    
Joe Conrad
Review of Logging Business Characteristics: Comparisons across time and Between Regions
Presentation Paper  





Concurrent Sessions

Neila Cole Analyzing Characteristics of Log Truck Accidents in the United States Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Jean-Francois Gingras FPInnovations’ Forest-2-User 4.0 Initiative Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Ryer M. Becker  Use of LiDAR and simulation modeling to characterize alternative steep slope harvest system options in the Inland Northwest  Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Pat Sirois Maine’s Progress in Logger Training and BMP Administration Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Robert F. Keefe Real-time location sharing for forest operations: where we’ve been and where we’re going Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Han Sup Han Productivity and Cost of Cut to Length Thinning in Northern California Redwood Forests Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Chandler L. Dangle Analysis of Upgraded Forestry BMPs for Stream Crossings in Virginia Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Ben Matthews Getting the Fish up the Stream in Maine: the TNC’s fish Restoration Program Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Lloyd C. Irland Value Engineering for Stream Protection and restoration:  Challenges in the Maine woods Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Keith M. Coulter Got Salmon? Harvesting old growth within a major Alaskan salmon fishery Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Han Sup Han Impacts on soils and residual trees from cut to length thinning operations in California's Redwood forests. Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Anil Koirala  Improving Maine’s forest products trucking enterprises: A qualitative study approach Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Jason D. Thompson Alternative Trailer Configurations for Maximizing Payloads Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Marissa “Jo” Daniel Utilization of Phone App Technology to Monitor Log Truck Movement Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Jon Lancaster Whole Tree Transportation System for Timber Processing Depots Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Michel Soucy  Work productivity of using a clearing saw designed for top spacing in a delayed precommercial thinning context: a case study Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Preston Green “Steep-Slope Logging Research: Eye Movement Tracking to Grapple Yarding, Collaboration for a Safer Work Environment” Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
John Klepac Evaluation of a Tracked Feller-Buncher Harvesting Plantation Loblolly Pine Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Rafael Santiago Coppicing Evaluation in the Southeast of the U.S. to Determine Harvesting Methods for Bioenergy Production Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Eunjai Lee Production of sawdust-type wood chips from stem-wood residues Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Mathew Smidt Biomass chipping for eastern redcedar control Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Dana Mitchell Biomass Removal Study on the George Washington National Forest Presentation Paper Supplemental Info
Beth Dodson Forest Bioenergy and Biofuels Integration: Sustainability, Energy Balance and Emissions from Forest Restoration in the Southern Rocky Mountains Presentation Paper Supplemental Info


First Call for Papers 2017 Annual Meeting - Bangor Maine


Conference organizers are inviting abstracts from academics, researchers, forestry professionals, students and others interested in forest engineering and operations.  Submit an abstract describing your work and elect to offer an oral presentation, full paper, or poster using the format for abstract submission on the www.cofe.org website.  The general theme of the meeting is: “Forest Engineering, from Where We’ve Been, to Where We’re Going.” Topics of special interest to the professionals attending the meeting also include: New Harvesting Technologies; Workforce Safety, Health and Availability; Environmental Issues of Roads and Logging; Planning and Assessment Technologies; and Issues of the Supply Chain and Transportation.  Other topics of interest will receive full consideration.

Please indicate if your abstract is intended for a full paper, oral presentation or for a poster. If you are submitting your abstract for a full paper,  indicate if you are a student and would like to have your paper considered for the Student Communication Award (http://cofe.org/index.php/awards/student-communication-award).

Please refer to the COFE Abstract Guide for formatting your abstract submission, and the COFE Paper Guide for formatting your paper at www.cofe.org

Please submit your abstract by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Direct any questions you may have to the same email

- The deadline to submit abstracts: March 20, 2017
- Notification of acceptance: April 21, 2017
- Deadline for final paper submission: June 30, 2017

Accepted full papers will be published as 2017 COFE Annual Conference Proceedings on the internet.  Authors and presenters are solely responsible for the content and grammar of their submissions.  The COFE Program Committee will evaluate your submission.  We look forward to your abstract and attendance at INTERNATIONAL COFE 2017!

2017 Annual Meeting In Bangor Maine

This year’s COFE Annual Meeting is being hosted by the University of Maine, School of Forest Resources, and the New England Region Council on Forest Engineering.  The theme of this 40th COFE Annual Meeting is “Forest Engineering, From Where We’ve Been, to Where We’re Going.”  Please see the ‘Call for Abstracts’ page for information about the technical presentation topics.  See the ‘Registration Page’ to register for the conference, and the ‘Hilton Garden Inn Bangor’ link for hotel information and to reserve your stay.


Call For Papers

Full Meeting Agenda 

Registration Page

To make hotel reservations with the

Hilton Garden Inn Bangor, click here 

Use booking code COFE

This year’s COFE annual meeting is sponsored in part with generous donations from:

John Deere
Seven Islands Land Co.
SAPPI North America
Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc.

For additional information please contact: Raymond C. Berthiaume, COFE Co-Chair

Harvest Planning & Operations Manager
Wagner Forest Management, Ltd.
PO Box 121
Errol, NH  03579
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COFE 2017  “Forest Engineering, from Where We’ve Been, to Where We’re Going”

July 30 – August 2, 2017

Sunday 7/30 Travel Day

4:30pm-7:30pm Registration

5:00pm-6:30pm Executive Committee Meeting

6:30pm-8:00pm Evening Social/Reception at the hotel

Dinner on your own

Monday 7/31

7:30am Registration

Read more: 2017 Annual Meeting In Bangor Maine

Registration Open for 2016 COFE Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for 2016 COFE Annual Meeting in Vancouver BC.  The meeting registration is being handled by the Canadian Institute of Forestry (Institut Forestier du Canada)  and can be found at the following link:


For more information on the conference please visit the full website to get all the details on the fantastic program including field opportunities at DEMO International 2016. -- FULL WEBSITE HERE https://www.cif-ifc.org/cififc-2016-agm/

We look forward to seeing you here!


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