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

0700 – 0815    REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Provided)

 

0815 – 0830    Introduction to WR.COFE & Seminar

                        Jeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & OSU FERM Department

 

SESSION 1: FOREST TRANSPORTATION

 

0830 - 0900     TMDL’s --- the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

                        Chris Jarmer, OFIC

 

0900 - 0935     Wet Weather Hauling: Techniques for Minimizing Road Damage and

Sediment Delivery

                        Benjamin Flint, WA DNR

 

0935 - 1005     Centralized vs. Non-Centralized Dispatch

                        Vincent Carroa, President, Northwest Management Inc.

 

1005 – 1050    BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

 

SESSION 2: HARVESTING OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

 

1050 – 1120    Long-Term Soil Productivity of Managed Forests: Mechanisms of Apparent Resilience After Intensive Biomass Removal

Jeff Hatten, OSU FERM Department

 

1120 – 1150    Equipment Anchors
                       
Ben Leshchinsky, OSU FERM Department

 

1150 – 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    Unmanned Aerial Systems Forestry Applications

Michael Wing, OSU FERM Department

 

1350 – 1420    3D Lidar Modeling

                        Richard Gabriel, OSU FERM Department

 

1420 – 1500    BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

 

1500 – 1530    How to Collect Best Possible GPS Data Under Tree Canopy

                        Jon Aschenbach, Resource Supply

 

1530 – 1600    Smartphone and Tablet Mapping Apps in the Woods

                        Jeff Grogan, Weyerhaeuser

 

1600 – 1630    Advancements in Airborne Remote Sensing

Will Fellers, WSI

 

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