Association News

Changes at AOL

Jim Geisinger stepped down from Associated Oregon Loggers (AOL) on November 11. Oregon’s forest sector has been enriched by Jim’s 19 years of service to AOL. The association is thankful for his dedicated leadership to the organization and its forest contract member businesses.

AOL’s executive committee appointed its forest policy manager, Rex Storm, as interim executive vice president.

OLC 2020 Speakers to Discuss Issues

The 2020 Oregon Logging Conference is lining up their speakers. One panel — Your Voice and Vote Count — will include speakers who will address the current federal and state legislation and how grassroots advocacy affects both levels of government. The use of social media and the power of movements like Timber Unity will also be discussed.

Other topics include Log Scaling and Optimal Bucking and the Professional DOT Driver. For more about the upcoming conference and obtaining professional logger credits, visit

Pacific Logging Congress 110th Convention

The Pacific Logging Congress recently held its 110th convention on the big island of Hawaii. It wasn’t all sand and sun though. Topics like student outreach, succession planning, culture change, and CLT, were all discussed at the three-day event.

The group took an evening trip up into the mountains to visit a working cattle ranch. Once there, families enjoyed a country dinner and live music as well as a chance to test their roping and branding skills.

The big excitement, however, was the dinner/auction held the last evening of the convention. An “ultimate” elk hunt, donated by Shasta Cascade Timberlands, went up for auction. People from around the country bid on this unique item, and when the dust settled, the hunt brought in more than $26,000 for the Pacific Forest Foundation. Those funds will be used for scholarships and forestry education.

Mark your calendars for the 111th congress, which will be held November 8-11, 2020, in Palm Springs, California.

barkoU.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour

A Kenworth W990 is hauling the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree – a 60-foot blue spruce cut from the Carson National Forest in New Mexico. The W990 is making six final stops as part of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour.

A special tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 4 will be hosted by the Architect of the Capitol, in conjunction with the U.S. Speaker of the House. 

The Capitol Christmas Tree, transported by Wilbanks Trucking Services, previously made tour stops in New Mexico, Texas, and Louisiana, visiting nearly 20 locations. Thousands of people are estimated to have seen the special tree at the stops, while many more have seen it traveling down the highway during its journey across America.

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Dave Wilkerson Logging, using a Komatsu XT 460L with a Quadco head.

Evolving through the Years
Chuck Goode Logging and Hauling embraces new methods and technology.

From Planes to Processors
Owner Tom Holl started his career working on B-2 Steath Bombers.

Small Woodlands Owners —Finding a Niche and Shaping the Future
Peterman and Jolliff are trying new things, like a solar-powered sawmill.

Making it Look Right
Dave Wilkerson Logging takes on a challenging project that earns the company ODF’s 2018 Southwestern Oregon Operator of the Year.

Redwood Region Resource Rally
The 4th Annual Resource Rally attracts 200 students, teachers, and adult chaperones from seven northern California counties.

Emergent Technologies Column
It’s all About the Winch

Tech Review
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