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
 
SESSION 1: Steep Slope Tethered Assist
0830-0900       Operators in Steep Slope Logging and Safety Measurement -- John Garland – Garland and Associates
0900 - 0930 The Rapid Evolution of Steep Slope Winch Assist In the Woods of the Northwest -- Bruce Skurdahl - Summit Machinery
0930 - 1000     International research on winch-assist equipment -- Dzhamal Amishev - FPInnovations
1000 – 1010    Blount / Oregon Cutting Systems Update
1010 – 1040    BREAK (Refreshments Provided)
1040 – 1050    Peterson Cat
1050 – 1120 Proposed changes for streamside shade buffers with Salmon, Steelhead or Bull Trout streams -- Greg Wagenblast - ODF
 
SESSION 2: Forest Practices Update
1120 – 1150    Potential Changes to Industrial Fire Rules -- Chet Behling - ODF
1150 – 1200     Triad Machinery / Link-Belt update
1200 – 1240    LUNCH (Provided)
1240 – 1310 ANNOUNCEMENTS, Ticket Raffle, OSU Student Scholarship Awards – Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship
1310 – 1320    Pape’ Machinery update
 
SESSION 3:  Technological Innovation in Forestry
1320 – 1350 Estimation of volume and products that can be obtained from individual stems using consumer grade cameras -- Bogdan Strimbu – OSU College of Forestry
 
SESSION 4: Road and Water
1350 – 1420   eRoad  Susan Reszczynski
1420 – 1430      Ponsse Update
1430 – 1500     BREAK (Refreshments Provided)
1500 – 1530      Slope and Abutment Construction using Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil -- Michael Frey – Alliance Geomatics.
1530 – 1600    Scour and Redeposition in Streambed Simulated Culverts -- Anna Vesper – Weyerhaeuser/OSU
1600 – 1630      Railcars for Bridges  -- Alex Dunn – McGee Engineering
 
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: 
https://www.123signup.com/register?id=ncbvv
 
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