2020 Western Region COFE Seminar – Improving Forest Harvesting Operations

Start Date: January 9, 2020
Location: Lebanon, Oregon


8:15 am   Introduction to WR.COFE & SeminarJeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & OSU FERM Department

8:30 am   Utility PolesBen Johnson, McFarland Cascade

9:00 am   Drones for Road Change – A Users PerspectiveGreg Schmitz, Schmitz Timber Management

9:30 am   50 years in the Logging Business – A Logger’s PerspectiveBobby King, RR King Logging

10:00 am   Peterson Cat Update

10:10 am   BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

10:40 am   Pape’ Machinery Update

10:50 am   Working Around PowerlinesWalter Bashor (BPA), TFEF-ALVEY – Bonneville Power

11:20 am   Multi-stump Anchoring ResearchKevin Lyons, Oregon State University

11:50 am   Triad Machinery Update

12:00 pm   LUNCH (Provided)

12:50 pm   ANNOUNCEMENTS – Ticket Raffle and OSU Student Scholarship Awards – Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship

1:20 pm   Blount International update

1:30 pm   OSO LandslideGunnar Schlieder, GeoScience

2:30 pm   Modern Machinery Update

2:40 pm   BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

3:00 pm   Decommissioning Roads Overall strategyAmanda Warnerthorpe, USDA Forest Service

3:30 pm   Waste Area – Water ImpactsGunnar Schlieder, GeoScience

4:00 pm – 4:10 pm   Wrap-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.

The 2020 Western Region COFE Seminar will be held at the Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, 505 Mullins Dr, Lebanon, OR 97355.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

The fee for this conference is $135. This includes a one year membership in The Council on Forest Engineering. If you have difficulty with the registration webpage or have any questions regarding registration please contact:

Western Forestry and Conservation
4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
Phone: (503) 226-4562

Or use the contact form below.

Lodging Information:

The seminar will be held at the Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn at 505 Mullins Dr, Lebanon, OR 97355. A block of reduced rate rooms (single) is available at $104.99 plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling 541-451-1000 and referencing Council on Forest Engineering. After 12/8/19, rooms will be subject to availability. Please make your lodging reservations early.

Continuing Education Credits
Attendees will be eligible for the estimated credits listed below:

  • 8 OPL-Reg Credits Oregon Professional Logger Program
  • 9 Washington Master Loggers Program Credits
  • 6.0 Cat 1 Contact Hours SAF Continuing Forestry Ed Credits

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