2017 Annual Meeting Save the Date

The 2017 COFE Annual Meeting will be held July 30 – August 2, 2017 in Bangor, Maine, with an optional tour of the Bar Harbor area on August 3, 2017.  The meeting will be hosted by Wagner Forest Management and lead by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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2015 Annual Meeting in Lexington Kentucky

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
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2016 Annual Meeting

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! 

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