The Western Regional COFE offers one-day seminars on various topics.
CHAIRPERSON:  JEFF WIMER, Oregon State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
WR.COFE sponsors and administers the SEDLAK SCHOLARSHIP FUND

2017 Western Region Council on Forest Engineering Seminar

 

 
January 19, 2017 at the Valley River Inn, Eugene, Oregon
THEME: IMPROVING FOREST HARVESTING OPERATIONS
  • (7 Hours + 1 Forest Practices AOL Professional Logger Credits)
  • (8 Washington Master Loggers Program Credits)
  • (6.0 Cat 1 Contact Hours SAF Continuing Forestry Ed Credits)
 
Draft Agenda
0700 – 0815    REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Provided)
0815 – 0830    Introduction to WR.COFE & Seminar -- Jeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & OSU FERM Department
Read more: 2017 Western Region Council on Forest Engineering Seminar

Western Region COFE Seminar January 14, 2016

WESTERN REGION COUNCIL ON FOREST ENGINEERING SEMINAR

Valley River Inn, Eugene, Oregon          January 14, 2016

THEME: IMPROVING FOREST HARVESTING OPERATIONS

7 Hours + 1 Forest Practices AOL Professional Logger Credits
8 Washington Master Loggers Program Credits
6.0 Cat 1 Contact Hours SAF Continuing Forestry Ed Credits

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.  For more information, see the COFE website at: www.cofe.org

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

0700 – 0815    REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Provided)

0815 – 0830    Introduction to WR.COFE & Seminar   Jeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & OSU FERM Department

SESSION 1: Steep Slope Tethered Assist

0830-0900       Protecting the Logging Workforce: Development of Innovative Logging Techniques for a Safer Working Environment  Kevin Boston Oregon State University

0900 - 0930     Building a Dual Purpose System Steep Slope Machine  Bruce Skurdahl Summit Machinery  

0930 - 1000     New Zealand Cable-Assist in the Pacific Northwest  Frank Chandler Jr. C & C Logging

1000 – 1010    Blount / Oregon Cutting Systems Update

1010 – 1040    BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

1040 – 1050    Peterson Cat

SESSION 2: Logging Applications

1050 – 1120    Wayne Stone Logging – Extreme downhill Show   Jason Colter, Student Oregon State University

1120 – 1150    Skyline Tension Monitoring Systems Why, What, and How?   Brian Tuor Cable Logging Specialist

1150 – 1200    Triad Machinery / Link-Belt update

1200 – 1240    LUNCH (Provided)

1240 – 1310    ANNOUNCEMENTS, Ticket Raffle, OSU Student Scholarship Awards, 

Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship – Loren Kellogg

1310 – 1320    Pape’ Machinery update

SESSION 3: Technological Innovation in Forestry

1320 – 1350    A New Generation of Geomatics  Richard Gabriel – Spectrum Geomatix

SESSION 4: Forest Practices Update 

1350 – 1420     FE licensure      OSBEELS

1420 – 1430     Vendor Update

1430 – 1500     BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

1500 – 1530     Federal Forest Management Affects All Oregonians, Especially Private Timberland Owners   Bob Ragon Douglas Forest Operators

1530 – 1600     SHIPO    Jason Robison- Cow Creek Indians

1600 – 1630     ODF riparian rule analysis  Terry Frueh ODF

1630 – 1645    Wrap-Up and Evaluation --- Jeff Wimer

Registration and Fees

Registration is now handled through: Western Forestry and Conservation.

The fee for this conference is:             $135. This includes a one year membership in The Council on Forest Engineering

Please use the following secure link to register for the program:  LINK 

If you have difficulty with the registration webpage or any questions regarding registration please contact:

Western Forestry and Conservation
4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
Phone: (503) 226-4562
 

Western Region COFE Seminar January 15, 2015

DATE:  January 15, 2015

LOCATION:   Valley River Inn, Eugene, Oregon

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.  For more information, see the COFE website at: www.cofe.org

THEME: IMPROVING FOREST HARVESTING OPERATIONS 

(8 Hours AOL Professional Logger Credits)  (5.0 Cat 1 Contact Hours SAF Continuing Forestry Ed Credits)

Seminar Schedule

0700 – 0815    REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Provided)

0815 – 0830    Introduction to WR.COFE & Seminar;  Jeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & OSU FERM Department

SESSION 1: Harvesting Operations and Safety

0830-0900       WA Loggers Safety Initiative Program; Travis Naillon Washington Labor and Industries

0900 - 0935     Multi-stump Anchoring Systems; Brian Tuor  

0935 - 1010     Large-scale Restoration of Dry Forests in Oregon and Washington: Changing the Game; Bill Aney, USFS

1010 – 1020    Break - Pape’ Machinery update

1020 – 1050    BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

SESSION 2: Forest Roads

1050 – 1120    The use of rotary asphalt broom on aggregate roads – an alternative to grading (sometimes); Kevin Boston, OSU FERM Department. 

1120 – 1150    The use of Geogrids in Forestry Haul Roads and Log Yards; Michael Frey, Alliancegeo

1150 – 1200    Updates & Break Sponsorship -- TBD

1200 – 1245    LUNCH (Provided)

1245 – 1320    ANNOUNCEMENTS, Ticket Raffle, OSU Student Scholarship Awards, Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship – Loren Kellogg

SESSION 3: Technological Innovation In Forestry   

1320 – 1350    Planning Logging Operations Using Lidar and DEM Data;  Craig Spiers, Softree

1350 – 1420    Traverse PC and the P.L.S.S.; John Balcom, Traverse PC

1420 – 1430    Updates & Break Sponsorship -- TBD

1430 – 1500    BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

1500 – 1530    Using Improved GNSS Receivers in Forestry; Jim Lahm, Elecdata

1530 – 1600    Skyline Payload and Tension Analysis with SkylineXL;  Steven Rheinberger, USFS retired

1600 – 1630    Lasers and telematics;  Eric Arritola - SITECH

1630 – 1645    Wrap-Up and Evaluation --- Jeff Wimer

Registration and Fees

Registration is now handled through: Western Forestry and Conservation

The fee for this conference is:             COFE members: $110    and    Non-members: $125 (Includes one year membership)

Please use this secure link to register for the program

If you have difficulty with the registration webpage or any questions regarding registration please contact:

Western Forestry and Conservation
4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
Phone: (503) 226-4562

 

WR.COFE 2014 Seminar Recap

The Western Regional Council on Forest Engineering held a one-day seminar on the theme, “Improving Forest Harvesting Operations,” in Eugene, Oregon, on January 16, 2014.  The seminar was attended by 250 people.  Chet Miller and Erik Neilson, who attend Oregon State University, were each awarded a $1,000 Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship.

2014 WR.COFE Meeting Agenda

WESTERN REGION COUNCIL ON FOREST ENGINEERING SEMINAR

January 16, 2014

Valley River Inn, Eugene, Oregon

THEME: 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.  For more information, see the COFE website at: www.cofe.org

Read more: 2014 WR.COFE Meeting Agenda

Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship

The Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship is for currently enrolled Oregon State University, College of Forestry undergraduate students majoring in Forest Engineering (FE), Forest Operations Management (FOM) or  Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering (FE/CE)

 

Scholarship Description and Application Criteria

The Western Region of the Council on Forest Engineering (WR.COFE) sponsors two $1,000 scholarships for OSU College of Forestry undergraduate students currently enrolled in either FE,  FOM or FE/CE.  Scholarships will be awarded at the start of the academic year (Fall Term) for student’s “educational cost” including tuition, fees and books. 

Other scholarship application criteria include the following:

             Class standing: Sophomore, Junior or Senior

             Full Time Student

             Minimum College Accumulated GPA: 2.75

 

Western Region Council on Forest Engineering (WR.COFE)

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. 

 

Jerome ‘Jerry’ Sedlak

October 1952 – September 2003

Jerry Sedlak was a 1978 OSU Forest Engineering Masters Alum; served on the Forest Engineering Advisory Board; and assisted regularly with guest lectures, field trips, research efforts, and job opportunities for FE students.  He was President of Emerald Valley Thinning; a member of the Associated Oregon Loggers, the Society of American Foresters, and actively involved in the Springfield, Oregon community.  Jerry is remembered as an innovative and tenacious logger and forest engineer who coupled his professional engineering background with a deep respect for forestry.