2018 Western Region COFE Seminar – Improving Forest Harvesting Operations

Start Date: January 18, 2018
Location: Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR


0815 – 0830Introduction to WR.COFE & SeminarJeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & Oregon State University FERM Department

SESSION 1: Forestry Drones

0830-0900Drones for Assistance in Cable Logging OperationsMark Standley (Invited), LogSafe Inc.

0900 – 0930Drones for Fire and Young Stand SurveysSpeaker TBA

SESSION 2: Tether Assist and Ground/Soil Impacts

0930 – 1000Harvester/Forwarder Soil Pressure Parametric TestBen Leschinsky, Oregon State University

1000 – 1010Manufacturer Update

1010 – 1040   BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

1040 – 1050Manufacturer Update

1050 – 1120T-Winch Tether AssistTerry Mann, L&L Inc.

1120 – 1150Ground Based Operations StudyBernard Boreman (Invited)

1150 – 1200Manufacturer update

1200 – 1240   LUNCH (Provided)

1240 – 1310ANNOUNCEMENTS, Ticket Raffle, OSU Student Scholarship Awards – Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship

1310 – 1320Manufacturer update

SESSION 3: Road and Water

1320 – 1350Legacy Road FailureJill Bell, Weyerhaeuser

1350 – 1400Manufacturer Update

1400 – 1420   BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

1420 – 1450Suspended Sediment and Turbidity After Road Construction/Improvement and Forest Harvest in Streams of the Trask River Watershed Study, OregonIvan Arismendi, Oregon State University

1450 – 1520Re-engineering of RailcarsKen Hofine, Lone Rock Timber

SESSION 4: Technological Innovation in Forestry

1520 – 1550Economics of Making Products from Forest SlashDavid Smith (Invited), OSU Emeritus Faculty

1550 – 1620After the FireDon Persyn, Roseburg Forest

1620 – 1630Wrap-Up and EvaluationJeff Wimer

About this Event
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

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

The fee is $135 and includes continental breakfast, 2 breaks, lunch and a one-year membership in The Council on Forest Engineering. Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Tax id # 930-331-712. Registration is available at www.westernforestry.org. No refunds for cancellations after Jan. 11, but substitutions are always welcome. To make a cancellation or substitution, please contact Melinda at 503-226-4562 or melinda@westernforestry.org.

Lodging Information:

The seminar will be held at the Valley River Inn at 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR. A block of reduced rate rooms is available at $134 plus tax, single or double. Reservations can be made by calling 541-743-1000 and mentioning Council on Forest Engineering. After 12/18/17, rooms will be subject to availability.

Continuing Education Credits:
7 Hours + 1 Forest Practices AOL Professional Logger Credits
8 Washington Master Loggers Program Credits
6.5 Cat 1 Contact Hours SAF Continuing Forestry Ed Credits

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