2023 Western Region COFE Seminar

Start Date: January 12, 2023
Location: Lebanon, OR

The recordings (green buttons below) are password protected and all paid attendees will receive an email with the password to view the recordings. PDF’s of the presentations (green links below) are open to view.

8:00     Introduction to WR.COFE & Seminar

8:15     Grapple Yarding

Grapple carriage productivity studiesHunter Harrill, Cal Poly Humboldt (Harrill Presentation PDF)

Tigercat Guyless 180 swing yarder case study Tom & Anthony Ireland, Cascade West Inc. (Ireland Presentation PDF)*

Live anchor system for skyline systemsDan Clark, Weyerhaeuser (Clark Presentation PDF)*

9:45     Sponsor Update

9:55     Break (Refreshments Provided)

10:25   Sponsor Update

10:35   Economics and Future Outlook

PNW economic outlookMatt Bliss, Roseburg Resources (Bliss Presentation PDF)

Versatility of CTL, operational and landowner perspectivesChris Melcher, Melcher Logging and Joe Schaefer, Cascade Timber Consulting (Melcher & Schaefer Presentation PDF)

Motor carrier regulations in Oregon Jason Lawrence, Oregon Dept of Transportation (Lawrence Presentation PDF)

11:50   Sponsor Update

12:00   Lunch

12:30   Announcements: Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship

  • Student scholarship winner introductions
  • Ticket Raffle

1:30     Mechanized fire line construction

Mechanized fire line construction: Getting down in the ashes – Matthew Mattioda, Miller Timber Services (Mattioda Presentation PDF)

Contracting Fire Equipment: VIPR (Virtual Incident Procurement)Jason Brandt, USDA Forest Service (Brandt Presentation PDF)

2:30     Sponsor Update

2:45     Break (Refreshments Provided)

3:00     Transportation on public roads

 Motor carrier regulations in Oregon Ray Bottenberg, Oregon Dept. of Transportation (Bottenberg Presentation PDF)

Public road posting, permitting, and progressTiffany Netz, Douglas County (Netz Presentation PDF)

4:00     Wrap Up and adjourn

*The original presentation includes video(s), please view the recording to see the included videos.

About the Conference
The conference will be offered with both an in-person and streaming option. Please select which option you prefer on the registration form. A recording of the seminar will be available to all registered attendees for the remainder of 2023.

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.