2018 Western Region Council on Forest Engineering Seminar

THEME: IMPROVING FOREST HARVESTING OPERATIONS  -  January 18, 2018  --  Valley River Inn, Eugene, Oregon

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  • (7 Hours + 1 Forest Practices AOL Professional Logger Credits)(TBA)
  • (8 Washington Master Loggers Program Credits) (TBA)
  • (6.5 Cat 1 Contact Hours SAF Continuing Forestry Ed Credits) (TBA)

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

Program Details:

0700 – 0815    REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Provided)

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

SESSION 1: Forestry Drones

0830-0900       Drones for assistance in cable logging operations -- Mark Standley – LogSafe Inc.

0900 - 0930     Applications of UAV in forest monitoring: a regeneration survey case and an ice damage case --  Bogdan Strimbu - OSU

SESSION 2: Tether Assist and ground / soil impacts

0930 - 1000     Mobility of Tethered Equipment on Steep Slopes: Soil-Machine Interactions  -  Ben Leschinsky - OSU

1000 – 1010    Triad Machinery Update

1010 – 1040    BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

1040 – 1050    Pape’ Machinery Update

1050 – 1120    CTL thinning on steep ground with Ecoforst T-Winch --  Terry Mann – L&L Inc.

1120 – 1150    Large Scale Integrated Management Experiment on the Olympic Experimental State Forest – Opportunities for Operational Research  -  Tedora Minkova - WA DNR

1150 – 1200    Peterson Cat update

1200 – 1240    LUNCH (Provided)

1240 – 1310    ANNOUNCEMENTS, Ticket Raffle, OSU Student Scholarship Awards –  Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship

1310 – 1320    Blount International update

SESSION 3: Road and Water

1320 – 1350    Alternative techniques for stabilizing legacy roads with access challenges  --  Jill Bell and Susan Shaw - Weyerhaeuser

1350 – 1400    Modern Machinery Update

1400 – 1420    BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

1420 – 1450    Suspended sediment and turbidity after road construction/improvement and forest harvest in streams of the Trask River Watershed Study, Oregon --  Ivan Arismendi - OSU

1450 – 1520    Re-engineering/Reconstruction of Railcars for Forest Operations  --  Ken Hoffine and Wes Addington – Lone Rock Timber

SESSION 4:  Technological Innovation in Forestry

1520 – 1550    Show me the Money  --  David Smith – Courtesy Faculty

1550 – 1620    After the Fire  -  Don Persyn- Roseburg Forest

1620 – 1630    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=hzfms.

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