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Seminars, Panels and Events
Kicking off the 2003 program will be the Professional Logger Training Seminar.
Please note that members must be pre-registered to attend this critically
important event. Sponsored by the Oregon and Washington SIFSIC (Sustainable
Forestry Initiative- State Implementation Committee) the seminar will begin at
the Eugene Hilton Hotel’s Composer’s Hall at 9 a.m. when Moderator Jim Gahlsdorf,
Galsdorf Logging, Inc., Salem, Ore., provides his opening comments.
Ted Lorensen, Forest Practices
Program Director with ODF, follows at 9:15 a.m. with his presentation “Besides
Smoke — What’s On the Horizon for Forestry in the Pacific Northwest”. John
Seward, Geotechnical Specialist, ODF, Southwest Oregon area, Roseburg, Ore. will
address “Landslides and Public Safety — Forest Practices Rules”.
Presentation of new Forest
Practices rules approved by the Board of Forestry effective January 1, 2003
which regulate (and in some cases prohibit) harvesting and road building on
“high landslide hazard locations” above occupied buildings and high traffic
volume roads. “What the Heck is Sustainability?” will be addressed in panel
format by Roy Beyer, partner and timberlands manager for Beyer Tree Farm and
Paul Harlan, Vice President, Resources, the Collins Company. A description from
the panel members will introduce each program before the floor is opened to
questions from the audience.
The 65th Annual Oregon Logging Conference and
Equipment Show was held February 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2003 in Eugene, Oregon.
Over 500 exhibitors offered attendees a look at
their newest equipment.
Industry professionals also had the opportunity
to attend educational seminars with credits awarded toward Professional Logger
Certification. Credits were awarded by: Oregon Professional Logger Washington
Contract Loggers Accredited Logging Professional Montana Accredited Logging
Professionals California Professional Logger Idaho Professional Logger
If you would like a copy of the TimberWest
Oregon Logging Conference Official Show Guide, please contact
mail $4.00 (USD) to OLC Guide TimberWest Magazine P.O. Box 610 Edmonds, WA 98020
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