2021 WR COFE Webinar Recordings


Location: Recording of Jan. 14, 2021 virtual event

Click here to view the 2021 Virtual WR COFE Seminar recordings.

Morning Session Recording:

  • Introduction and Announcements – Jeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & OSU FERM Department
  • Timber Faller, Rigging Crew and Operator Safety and Health with Tethered Logging Systems and OROSHA Variance Data – John Garland, PE. Consulting Forest Engineer, Professor Emeritus, FERM, Oregon State University, Affiliate Professor, Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, University of Washington
  • Slope stability and Forest Practices in Washington: regulations, guidance, FPAs, and roles of the geologist and forest engineer  – Ted Turner, Weyerhaeuser
  • Energy Absorbing Cab Guards – Kevin Lyons, Oregon State University
  • Timber Cruising with Body Mounted Cameras – Lucas Wells, Holtz Forestry
Roads Breakout Recording Logging Breakout Recording
Idaho Steep Slope Harvesting: Tracks, Tires, and Tethering – Austin Finster,  Oregon State University Tethered Assist Logging: A Systems Approach – Bruce Skurdahl, Summit Equipment
Surfacing Forest Roads When Aggregate is Expensive – Kevin Lyons, Oregon State University Deadman Anchoring Design for Cable Logging: A New Approach – Francisca Belart, Oregon State University
Towed Grader – Tucker Stanley, Tuckers Road Surface Survey of Harvesting Systems in New Zealand – Hunter Harrill, Humboldt State University
Are battery Electric Log Trucks the Future in Mountainous Terrains in the Pacific Northwest? – John Sessions, Oregon State University Wire Rope Research and Reminders – Brian Tuor, Cable Logging Specialist
Software Tools for the Modern Forest Engineer – Matthew Dickie, Softree Technical Systems DC Equipment and Falcon Forestry Equipment: Our Mechanization Journey – Dale Ewers, DC Equipment
About the Conference
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 cofe.org.

The 2021 WR COFE Webinar took place virtually via zoom on January 14, 2021. Use the green link in the left column to view the recordings.