Western Region COFE Seminar 2020

Theme: IMPROVING FOREST HARVESTING OPERATIONS

January 9, 2020 at  Boulder Falls, Lebanon Oregon 

Credits Available

  • 7 OPL-Reg Credits Oregon Professional Logger Program
  • 8 Washington Master Loggers Program Credits
  • 5.5 Cat 1 Contact Hours SAF Continuing Forestry Ed Credits

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. 

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:  REGISTER NOW LINK

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

 

Schedule:

0700 – 0815   REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Provided)

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

0830-0900      Utility Poles, Ben Johnson – McFarland Cascade

0900 - 0930    Drones for Road Change – A users perspective, Greg Schmitz – Schmitz Timber Management

0930 - 1000    50 years in the logging business – A logger’s perspective, Bobby King – RR King Logging

1000 – 1010    Peterson Cat Update 

1010 – 1040    BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

 1040 – 1050   Pape’ Machinery Update

1050 – 1120    Logging Safely Around High Voltage Facilities 11, Bashor,Walter B (BPA) - TFEF-ALVEY - Bonneville Power

1120 – 1150    Continuous bridle multi-stump anchors and live tethers interacting with rub trees; some unexpected results, Kevin Lyons - OSU

1150 – 1200    Modern Machinery Update 

1200 – 1250    LUNCH (Provided)

1250 – 1320    ANNOUNCEMENTS, Ticket Raffle, OSU Student Scholarship Awards –  Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship

1320 – 1330    Blount International update

1330 – 1415    OSO Landslide, Gunnar Schlieder 

1415 – 1425   

1425 – 1445    BREAK (Refreshments Provided)    

 1445 – 1515    Decommissioning Roads Overall strategy, Amanda Warner Thorpe - USFS

1515 – 1545    Waste area - water impacts, Gunnar Schlieder 

1545 – 1600    Wrap-Up and Evaluation --- Jeff Wimer