2021 Virtual Western Region COFE Seminar – Improving Forest Harvesting Operations
8:15 Introduction and Announcements – Jeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & OSU FERM Department
8:30 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 (abstract)
9:15 Slope stability and Forest Practices in Washington: regulations, guidance, FPAs, and roles of the geologist and forest engineer – Ted Turner, Weyerhaeuser (abstract)
10:00 Energy Absorbing Cab Guards – Kevin Lyons, Oregon State University
10:45 Machine Vision Systems – Lisa Ball, USDA Forest Service
Tethered Logging Update
|Start Time||Roads Breakout||Logging Breakout|
|12:30||Idaho Steep Slope Harvesting: Tracks, Tires, and Tethering – Austin Finster, Oregon State University||Managing Cable Tensions – Bruce Skurdahl, Summit Equipment|
|1:15||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 (abstract)|
|2:00||Towed Grader – Steve Pilkerton, Oregon State University||Survey of Harvesting Systems in New Zealand – Hunter Harrill, Cable Logging Specialist (abstract)|
|3:00||Are battery Electric Log Trucks the Future in Mountainous Terrains in the Pacific Northwest – John Sessions, Oregon State University||Splicing and Cable Design – Brian Tuor, Cable Logging Specialist|
|3:45||Softree: Forest Engineering Software – Ken Hoffine, Lone Rock Timber Mgmt. Co.||NZ Logger Magazine – Brain Spindler|
The fee for this conference is $90. This includes a one year membership in The Council on Forest Engineering.
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