Mapping the Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues For 2022

Agenda
Start Date: January 20, 2022
Location: Vancouver, WA

January 19, 2022

Optional workshop: Sawmillling 101

January 20, 2022

8:30 Opportunities and Stressors for the North American Forest Industry in 2021Kevin Mason, ERA Forest Products Research

9:00 Outlook for Sawlog and Pulpwood Prices in Western US and Western CanadaHakan Ekstrom, Wood Resources International

9:30 Federal Lands issues: Collaborative Management with the USFS – Keys to Success and Increased Management  Matt Comisky, American Forest Resource Council

10:00 Break

10:30 Strategic Issues for US PNW Timberlands in 2020Ted Reiss, Director of Timberlands, Seneca Jones Timber

11:00 Issues, Trends, and Market Forces for the 2021 PNW Sawmill SectorBryan Beck, The Beck Group, (invited)

11:30 US PNW Pulp Mill SectorMatt Elhart, Fisher International/Forest2Market, (invited)

Noon Lunch

1:00 Industry Perspective on Log Supply Issues in The BC Interior: Reduction in Harvest Levels, How the Industry is Changing and Adapting, and Where the Industry Heading in 2021 and BeyondCasey Black, Weyerhaeuser (invited)

1:30 BC Forest Industry Update – Impacts of Forest Policy Changes on Log Supply How the Industry is Changing and Adapting, and Where the Industry is Heading in 2022 and Beyond  – David Elstone, Publisher: View From the Stump

2:15 Fibre Supply Issues and Challenges Faced By The BC Pellet Industry, 2022 and BeyondAndrew Meyer, Pinnacle Renewable Energy/Drax, North America

2:45 Break

3:15 Transportation Issues in 2022Andy Owens, A and M Transport

3:45 Wood Product Exports Outlook for 2022Bill Frings, Weyerhaeuser

4:15 The Competitiveness of the Sawmilling Sector in Key Regions of North AmericaBrooks Mendell, FORISK

4:45 Reception

Sawmilling 101: Introduction to Softwood Sawmill Operations and Financial Performance
January 19, 2022 Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA Sponsored by: The Beck Group and Western Forestry and Conservation Association You can register for the optional workshop (1/19) without registering for Mapping the Course (1/20). Click here to view the agenda for Sawmilling 101.
About this Event
The workshop will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. The Heathman is located at 7801 NE Greenwood Dr.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

Optional Workshop (1/19/22):

  • In-Person before January 10, 2022: $545
  • In-Person after January 10, 2022: $645
  • Streaming/Virtual Registration $395

The in-person registration fee for the optional workshop includes a book of speaker materials, and lunch. You can register for the optional workshop (1/19) without registering for Mapping the Course (1/20).

Mapping the Course (1/20/22):

  • In-Person before January 10, 2022: $645
  • In-Person after January 10, 2022: $745
  • Streaming/Virtual Registration $425

The in-person registration fee for the Mapping the Course conference includes reference materials and lunch.

Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Tax id # 930-331-712.

Cancellation:

Cancellations received on or before 1/10/22 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations after 1/10/22 will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.

Lodging Information:

Reduced rate lodging is available at the Heathman by calling 888-475-3100 or 360-254-3100 and by mentioning Western Forestry and Conservation. The rate for a single or double room is $153 plus tax. After December 27, 2021, reduced rate rooms will be subject to availability.

Society of American Foresters CFE Credits:

CFE credits will be available for workshop attendees.

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