Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:00 Scaling Bureaus: How they operate and their role in log markets – Tom St. Laurent How bureaus fit into the log buying and selling process Represent both the log buyers and sellers Apply log scaling rules Provide qualified scalers Serve as independent third parties 9:30 What does a log … Continue reading Scaling for Non-Scalers
Matching Site Conditions and Crop Trees Tuesday, March 1, 2016 8:00 Welcome & Opening – Julie Donohoe, Idaho Department of Lands and 2016 Chair, Inland Empire ReforestationCouncil 8:15 Reclaiming N. Idaho Mine Disturbed Sites Through Reforestation – Ed Pommerening, Consulting Forester, Pinehurst, ID 9:45 Break 10:15 Matching White Pine to Inland Sites: History, Blister Rust and Yields … Continue reading 2016 Inland Empire Reforestation Council
The development of a US forest carbon project involves many of the same tools, data, and analytical processes as are needed in other complex forestry projects. These include a complete forest inventory, growth and yield models, volume and biomass equations, and the use of a harvest scheduling model. However, in the application of each of these items, there are subtle (or not so subtle) differences when the aim is the development of a carbon project.
In two days, this workshop will focus on forest inventory and modelling considerations specific to the development of a US forest carbon project. The approach taken will be to identify and discuss the needs of a hypothetical project, with consideration given to recommendations on tools to use and approaches to take. Particular points will be made in clarifying differences between the needs of a carbon project and those of a similar project that is focused on more traditional industrial forestry goals.
Attendees will gain insights into the process of developing a forest carbon project, with recommendations and specific suggestions on approach.
March 15, 2016 8:00 Course welcome and introductions Priority skills for career development and profitable business management Six skills for “getting smart” in forestry and forest business A day in the forestry life: land management vs. wood procurement vs. analyst 1: Conducting basic financial analysis in forestry Key tools and metrics for forest finance and … Continue reading Financial and Business Management Skills for Forestry and Natural Resource Leaders
Thursday, January 14, 2016 0700 – 0815 Registration and Continental Breakfast (Included with registration) 0815 – 0830 Introduction to Western Region COFE & Seminar Jeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & OSU FERM Department SESSION 1: STEEP SLOPE TETHERED ASSIST 0830-0900 Protecting the Logging Workforce: Development of Innovative Logging Techniques for a Safer Working Environment Kevin Boston, … Continue reading Western Region Council on Forest Engineering Seminar
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9:00 Sawmilling Overview A. What are the Basic Manufacturing Processes? Follow a log along the manufacturing processes from delivery to the mill, through sawmilling and kiln drying, and on to the planer and shipping. B. What does a Successful Sawmill Manager Pay Attention to? An introduction to key sawmill performance metrics and a sample sawmill … Continue reading Sawmilling 101: Introduction to Softwood Sawmill Operations and Financial Performance