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INDUSTRY SHOWS

IT'S PLC SHOW TIME

A wide variety of equipment-and a strong education component-will be features of the Pacific Logging Congress In The Woods show being held in Oregon.

It's been four years since the last Pacific Logging Congress "In The Woods" show in Washington State. Loggers are being advised to mark their calendars now for September 19 to 22 for the fourth In The Woods show. The show will be held on Longview Fibre forestland near the community of Timber Junction, 35 miles west of downtown Portland, Oregon on Hwy 26.

The Pacific Logging Congress live In the Woods show is the largest active logging equipment show in the United States. More than 50 manufacturers and dealers will be putting on live demonstrations of their leading product lines, representing the cutting edge of product development and innovation. The 2001 In The Woods show will set the stage for a unique opportunity to learn and share with others the technology and innovation that will lead the forest industry into the future.

"This show helps fulfill our mission to provide education about the forest industry," says PLC president Joel Olson. "This gives us an opportunity to showcase positive logging methods and up-to-date technology used in our industry."

Admission to the show is by registration only and attendees must hold a paid ticket.

A one-day pass is available at US$20 per person and a 3-day pass is US$50 per person. Those registering in advance will be sent an up-to-the-minute information program on activities. On-site registration will be available at the bus parking area.

The one-day pass will allow access to the show only. The three-day show pass includes access to all equipment demonstration areas and exhibitor displays as well as tickets to Thursday Hosted Hospitality events. Tickets to the reception and banquet on Friday evening are also available.

Attendees are being asked to consider a contribution to the Pacific Logging Congress Education Fund. The PLC will host an Education Day on September 19th, inviting over 3,000 students and teachers from Portland-area schools to attend the show. This will provide the industry with an opportunity to educate students and their teachers on the positive logging methods used in the forest industry today.
The Pacific Logging Congress has made it a priority to educate students and teachers about harvesting and forestry. It has in the past and still continues today to produce videos and brochures and set up exhibit booths at teacher conferences around the western US.

The PLC is probably best known for its "It Takes a Tree" program, consisting of a full-color, 32-page brochure about forestry and logging and an accompanying 17- minute video. The program is available in two versions, for the US and British Columbia.
The PLC has supplied its brochures and videos to over 15,000 science teachers to date. And the It Takes a Tree program has continued to grow in popularity. In fact, teachers have approached the PLC for more materials that will work with their curriculums.
In response to teacher requests, the PLC is focussing on an interpretive CD-ROM series. Educators and forestry professionals are writing scripts and carefully editing all material to ensure interesting, accurate, current and unbiased information. The CD-ROMs are also being customized in content and title for each jurisdiction in the US and Canada.

Admission to the show is by registration only and attendees must hold a paid ticket.

A one-day pass is available at US$20 per person and a 3-day pass is US$50 per person. Those registering in advance will be sent an up-to-the-minute information program on activities. On-site registration will be available at the bus parking area.

The one-day pass will allow access to the show only. The three-day show pass includes access to all equipment demonstration areas and exhibitor displays as well as tickets to Thursday Hosted Hospitality events. Tickets to the reception and banquet on Friday evening are also available.

Attendees are being asked to consider a contribution to the Pacific Logging Congress Education Fund. The PLC will host an Education Day on September 19th, inviting over 3,000 students and teachers from Portland-area schools to attend the show. This will provide the industry with an opportunity to educate students and their teachers on the positive logging methods used in the forest industry today.
The Pacific Logging Congress has made it a priority to educate students and teachers about harvesting and forestry. It has in the past and still continues today to produce videos and brochures and set up exhibit booths at teacher conferences around the western US.

The PLC is probably best known for its "It Takes a Tree" program, consisting of a full-color, 32-page brochure about forestry and logging and an accompanying 17- minute video. The program is available in two versions, for the US and British Columbia.
The PLC has supplied its brochures and videos to over 15,000 science teachers to date. And the It Takes a Tree program has continued to grow in popularity. In fact, teachers have approached the PLC for more materials that will work with their curriculums.
In response to teacher requests, the PLC is focussing on an interpretive CD-ROM series. Educators and forestry professionals are writing scripts and carefully editing all material to ensure interesting, accurate, current and unbiased information. The CD-ROMs are also being customized in content and title for each jurisdiction in the US and Canada.

But kids, as well as teachers, learn the most when they get to experience the industry first hand. At the PLC's live-equipment shows, thousands of elementary school teachers and students are transported to the sites for some hands-on education. PLC supplies the buses to bring in the kids and teachers and each bus is supplied with a knowledgeable PLC guide to educate and answer questions.
"We are receiving a great response from the Portland-area schools this year," says PLC Executive Director Rikki Waters. "We hope to have 4,000 students. From what I hear though, the response has been so overwhelming we may have to turn students away, which is something we do not want to do. We're trying now to figure out how to accommodate all the schools that want to attend."

Judging by today's political environment, there's a large communication gap between the urban and rural communities. Continuing to educate kids and teachers about harvesting and forest stewardship can play a big part in reducing that gap.
Over the past three shows, PLC has hosted more than 10,000 children and teachers. Providing factual information about a most valuable renewable resource is the goal of the Pacific Logging Congress. Further information on the It Takes a Tree program and the In The Woods Show can be found on their website at www.pacificloggingcongress.com.

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