2024 Western Region COFE Seminar

Start Date: January 11, 2024
Location: Lebanon, OR

 January 11, 2024

8:00      Introduction to WR.COFE & Seminar

8:15 Reducing the carbon footprint of forest harvesting 

  • Rapidly Decarbonizing Oregon’s Transportation Sector with Renewable Energy.– Keith Wilson, TITAN Freight Systems
  • Converting Red Rock to gasification and hydrogen from forest wasteChristopher Efird 

9:45           Sponsor Update

9:55           Break (Refreshments Provided)

10:25         Sponsor Update

10:35 Current Topics in Forest Engineering

  • Emergency Bridge Access – Two Case Studies on Resource Utilization Anna Stewart and Alex Dunn
  • Mass Timber Bridges: Past, Present, and FutureDan Tingley, Wood Research Development

11:50         Sponsor Update

12:00         LUNCH

12:30   Announcements: Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship and the Ed and Sylvia Aulerich Scholarship

  • Student scholarship winner introductions
  • Ticket Raffle

1:30 Workforce recruitment, training, education

  • Workforce development: How to get high schools involvedRex Lowther, FNRL
  • Training CTL operators and use of simulators –  Preston Green, Miller Timber

2:30        Sponsor Update

2:45        Break   (Refreshments Provided)

3:00 Oregon Forest Practice Rules

  • Forest Road Rules After the PFA Greg Erb
  • Examples of interpretation and implementing Steep Slope Guidelines for new PFA Forest Practice Rules Camille Collett, ODF
About the Conference
The conference will be offered with both an in-person and streaming option. Please select which option you prefer when registering. A recording of the seminar will be available to all registered attendees for the remainder of 2024.

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.