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