2015 COFE Annual Meeting - Save the Date

The 2015 COFE Annual Meeting will be held in Lexington, Kentucky July 19-22, 2015.  We will be hosted by Marco Contreras and the University of Kentucky.  The theme of the meeting will be "Engineering solutions for non-industrial private forest operations."

Mark your calendars now and look for more information in the coming months on this excellent opportunity to visit the "Bluegrass State".


The International Journal of Forest Engineering

The International Journal of Forest Engineering (IJFE) is dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly writings in all aspects of forest operations, both empirical and theoretical. Most published articles are original research, but review articles are also welcome. 
An important role of the IJFE is to report on existing practices and innovations in forest operations by scientists and professionals from around the world to promote environmentally sound forestry practices and contribute to sustainable forest management. 
The scope applies to all kinds of forest management (e.g. short and long rotation; uneven-aged and even-aged) and all uses of the forest biomass (e.g. lumber, pulp and paper, energy and other uses). The journal will include articles related to production and supply of forest biomass to industry or other users, but excludes typically the industrial manufacturing processes (e.g. sawmilling and combustion). 
Examples of topics typically covered by the IJFE are: 

  • tree harvesting, processing and transportation
  • stand establishment, protection and tending
  • operations planning, management and control
  • machine design, management and evaluation
  • forest access planning and construction
  • human factors engineering
  • education and training

Due to the booming interest in using forest biomass for energy purposes, the IJFE especially welcomes papers addressing such issues.

Read more: The International Journal of Forest Engineering

Western Region COFE Seminar on 1/16/2014

The WR.COFE group will be meeting January 16, 2014 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene, Oregon.  The one day seminar theme has been set as "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 buy imovane online .

October 2012 Newsletter

New Bern, NC

Last Updated 30 May, 2013


The 35th Annual Meeting was held September 9-12, 2012 at the New Bern River Front Hilton, New Bern, North Carolina.  Host was North Carolina State University.  The theme was: “Engineering New Solutions for Energy Supply and Demand.”  See


2012 Awards
The International Forest Engineering Achievement Award winner was Bryce Stokes. The Student Communication Award, which includes two free years of membership, $300 toward travel expenses to attend the Annual Meeting, and a waiver of registration fee, was given to Storm Beck (Oregon State University).

Read more: October 2012 Newsletter

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