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Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference Date Change

The Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference (SCLC) Board of Directors has decided to postpone the 2021 Conference and events due to COVID-19. The new schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 — Annual Education Auction & Lumberjack Banquet. Earlier timeframe – both Live and On-Line Bidding planned.
  • Wednesday & Thursday, May 5 & 6, 2021 — Cascade In-Woods Show. Sierra Pacific Land & Timber Company timberlands, east of Shingletown, California. Live logging demonstrations for local area elementary and high school agriculture students. New this year, Shasta College Heavy Equipment Logging Operations (HELO) machinery.
  • Tuesday through Saturday, May 18-22, 2021 — Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference Week. Shasta District Fairgrounds – 1890 Briggs Street, Anderson, California.
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 — Education Day. Regional elementary students come to the fairgrounds to enjoy equipment exhibitions, display booths, logging sports demos, wildlife shows, and more. There will also be the Annual Ginn Fizz Breakfast with keynote speaker Scott Dane, Executive Director, Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers of Minnesota 2020 Republican National Convention speaker.

Pacific Logging Congress Raises over $62,000

There have been a lot of challenges in 2020, but the Pacific Logging Congress was able to overcome one of them, holding its first virtual 2020 auction. With the support of its members and many bidders, the PLC was able to raise over $62,000 to benefit the PLC’s Pacific Forest Foundation. The foundation provides thousands of dollars in scholarships each year, as well as other educational programs, like the Talking Timber podcast.

AFRC Annual Meeting Set for Mission Restoration Project on the Okanogan-Wenatchee Gets the Greenlight

The American Forest Resource Council reported that in December that U.S. District Court Judge Mendoza Jr. upheld the Mission Restoration Project.

This is a landscape-scale restoration project on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest located near Twisp, Washington, with a focus on restoring forest and aquatic conditions. The 50,200-acre planning area has densely stocked stands that are susceptible to uncharacteristic outbreaks of insects, disease, and severe wildfire behavior.

The project involves 8,367 acres of noncommercial thinning, prescribed fire on 10,219 acres, commercial thinning on 1,853 acres centered on dry forest restoration, 34.3 miles of road decommissioning, replacement of 23 culverts, enhancement of eight potential beaver habitat sites, and one bridge replacement.

AFRC Annual Meeting

For the last two decades, AFRC has hosted its annual meeting at beautiful Skamania Lodge in Washington State during the spring. AFRC is optimistic about returning to Skamania Lodge — this summer! Mark your calendars for August 2–4, 2021.

TAFRC’s annual meeting will once again include dynamic speakers and presentations on timely forest management issues; opportunities to hear from industry leaders and influential elected officials; and ample time for networking and enjoying the incredible amenities and views at Skamania Lodge. More information, an agenda, and registration details will be available on AFRC’s website in the coming months. 

TimberWest November/December 2013
January/February 2021

On the Cover
Overhead view of Osprey Logistics’ barge transport out of Everett, Washington

2021 OLC Show Guide

Hot-Dry-Windy Index
HDWI attempts to predict bad fire days by taking the wind speed and multiplying it by the vapor pressure deficit.

Barging In
Osprey Logistics serves this logging community by finding a way to bridge logging and barge transport.

Emergent Technology Column
Komatsu Steps Up with User-Friendly Telematics

From the Get-go, A Step in the Right Direction
Building a good reputation by taking care of business, while respectfully treating employees, was the first order of business for Jesse Hunt Logging Inc.

Innovative Loggers Meets Innovative Machine
VanNatta Brothers Logging out of Eugene, Oregon, are pleased with the acquisition of their Quadco 4400 feller head.

Guest Column
Managing Forests for Maximum Value and Health


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