The Council on Forest Engineering (COFE), the International Symposium on Forest Mechanization (FORMEC), and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Division 3 will meet in Corvallis, Oregon. This year’s international meeting is the in-person forum on cutting-edge scientific research and innovative practices in forest operations and engineering. The 2nd IUFRO Division 3 Doctoral Conference will be held alongside this 2022 Joint Meeting. One Big Family – Shaping Our Future Together will focus on building a strong community of forest engineering across continents and sectors. Together, we will learn from each other and shape our future.
Call for Abstracts
Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2022
The Council on Forest Engineering (COFE), International Symposium on Forest Mechanization (FORMEC), and International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Division 3 invite researchers,students, and professionals to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2022 Joint Conference. The meeting will feature a wide range of exciting talks, discussions and networking opportunities with Forest Operations and Engineering researchers, industry experts, government agencies and academics.
Presentation abstracts on forest operations and engineering are welcome from students, researchers,and professionals from around the world. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and accepted based on content, quality, and available space for oral and poster presentations. Acceptance of individual abstracts for inclusion in the Joint Meeting will be emailed to the authors no later than June 30, 2022.
FULL CONFERENCE WEBSITE: https://www.cofe-formec-iufro2022.org
The New England Region COFE group will be meeting April 11 and 12, 2022. April 11th will focus on Workforce Capacity Issues and Forest Management and Markets, While April 12 will focus on Forest Management and Wildlife and Zoning, Lidar, Pests in Forestry.
Meeting Contact: Raymond C Berthiaume, NER.COFE Chairman | 603-986-8914 |
Please consider submitting a manuscript to the special issue of the International Journal of Forest Engineering on Digitalization of forest operations
Special Issue Editor: Janine Schweier, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)
Manuscript deadline: 15 December 2022
The Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation hosted the 41 Annual Council on Forest Engineering Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia at the Williamsburg Lodge in Colonial Williamsburg July 15-18, 2018. The meeting was co-chaired by Drs. Chad Bolding and Scott Barrett with the theme Revolutionary Traditions, Innovative Industries. Meeting attendance was approximately 70 from 7 countries (Brazil, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, and U.S.) and 21 U.S. states. The meeting began with a Sunday night icebreaker reception followed by Monday general sessions, a Tuesday field trip, and Wednesday concurrent technical sessions.
General session topics included: 1) Innovations in Machine Design, Efficiency, and Safety, and 2) Global Forest Engineering Innovations. Invited industrial speakers included: Chris Harwood, John Deere; Mike Duncan, Caterpillar; and Steve Jones, Peterson Pacific. Invited global innovations speakers included: Dr. Kris Brown, New Zealand; Dr. Luc Lebel, Canada; Dr. Lars Eliasson, Sweden; Dr. Raffaele Spinelli, Italy; and Mr. Angelo Moura, Brazil. Sixteen students were also in attendance representing Laval University – Canada, Auburn University, Virginia Tech, University of Georgia, Northern Arizona University, University of Montana, West Virginia University, and the University of Stellenbosch – South Africa. Concurrent technical session topics included: The Role of Forest Operations, Supply Chain Efficiency, Operational Efficiency, Forest Roads and Site Impacts, The Logging Workforce, Biomass, Harvesting Productivity and Costs, andTrucking and Transportation. Of the 53 presentations, 16 papers will be peer-reviewed and edited into a special issue of the International Journal of Forest Engineering entitled: “Forest Engineering Innovations and Advancements” that will be published in 2019.
Meeting attendees not only got up to date information on forest engineering research and innovations globally but also enjoyed a Colonial themed dinner at King’s Arms Tavern on Monday evening. A full day field trip on Tuesday included stops at the Enviva Biomass Northampton pellet mill in Garysburg, NC, a BBQ lunch and awards ceremony at the Franklin Business Center in Franklin, VA, and visits to both Southeast Fiber Supply and Jerry D. Rose Logging to observe high production in-woods chipping of both hardwood and softwood species.
COFE presented the 2018 Student Communication Award to Patrick Grove for his paper entitled: “Timber Theft: Financial Impacts and Prevention in the U.S. South”. The Operator Award was presented to Davis Rose of Southeast Fiber Supply who is a core supplier of microchips to the local Enviva Biomass pellet facilities.
Special thanks are extended to our sponsors: Enviva Biomass, Fibria Cellulose, Huber Engineered Woods, Council on Forest Engineering, John Deere, Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, and IUFRO for their support of the meeting.
The 2017 COFE Annual Meeting will be held July 30 – August 2, 2017 in Bangor, Maine, with an optional tour of the Bar Harbor area on August 3, 2017. The meeting will be hosted by Wagner Forest Management and lead by
More details will be available as we get closer to the date!