Mapping the Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2018

Start Date: January 24, 2018
End Date: January 25, 2018
Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

January 25, 2018

8:30 2018 Stressors and Opportunities for North American Forest IndustryPaul Quinn, Analyst, RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

9:00 Strategic Issues for US PNW Timberlands in 2018Mike Mackelwich, Director of Timberland Operations, Pope Resources/Olympic Resource Management

9:30 Outlook for Sawlog and Pulpwood Prices in Western US and Western CanadaHakan Ekstrom, Wood Resources International

10:00 Break

10:30 US PNW Sawmill Sector: Eastside and Westside IssuesTim Atkinson, Vice President – Sales, Stimson Lumber Co.

11:00 US PNW Pulp Mill Sector: Entering the Golden Age of Plentiful Fiber?Jeff Marthaller, KapStone Paper and Packaging

11:45 Lunch

1:00 BC Interior Log Supply IssuesBrad Bennett, Interfor

1:30 BC Coastal Log supply IssuesBrian Brown, Manager, Fibre & Log Supply, MacKenzie Sawmill Ltd

2:00 Will There be Enough Log Supply to Increase Lumber Production?Rocky Goodnow, Forest Economic Advisors

2:30 Break

3:00 Why Build an Export Pellet Plant in the US Pacific Northwest? Why Not?William Strauss, FutureMetrics

3:30 Outlook for International Wood Markets – Speaker TBA

4:00 Reception

Sawmilling 101: Introduction to Softwood Sawmill Operations and Financial Performance

January 24, 2018
Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA

Sponsored by: The Beck Group and Western Forestry and Conservation Association

An inside look at the operational aspects of modern softwood sawmills producing structural lumber. As an introductory session, the agenda will follow logs thru the sawmill until the product is ready for shipping. The agenda will also cover descriptions of the key metrics used to measure financial and operational performance.

Click here to view the agenda for Sawmilling 101.
About this Event
The workshop will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. The Heathman is located at 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. Take SR500 East off I-5 in Vancouver. Exit at NE Thurston Way and go north to NE Parkway DR. Turn left on Parkway and the Lodge is on the left. The Heathman can be viewed at:

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

The registration fee for 1/25/18 is $525 if received by January 8, 2018 or $675 if received after January 8, 2018. The registration fee includes a book of speaker materials, lunch and reception.

The registration fee for the optional 1/24/18 workshop is $425 on or before 1/8/18 or $525 after 1/8/18 and includes reference materials and lunch.

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. Cancellations received on or before 1/8/18 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations after 1/8/18 will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.

Lodging Information:

Reduced rate lodging is available at the Heathman by calling 888-475-3100 or 360-254-3100 and by mentioning Western Forestry and Conservation. The rate for a single or double room is $133 plus tax. After January 3, 2018 reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability.

Society of American Foresters CFE Credits
Attendees are eligible for 5.0 CFE credits for Mapping the Course and 5.5 CFE credits for Sawmilling 101.

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