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TimberWest January/February 2011

November/December 2012

Environmental Integrity
A look at West Fork Timber, two decades after the spotted owl legislation

Don’t Put Your Logs in One Basket
Schmitz Logging gleans valuable
lessons from the recession

Bring on the Biomass
Hermann Brothers increases profit to forest landowners utilizing biomass

Woody Biomass Column
Think Globally, Act Locally

Small Management, Different Styles
Three managers share their techniques

Tech Review – Forwarders

Guest Columnist
What Independent Contractors Need to Know about Worker’s Compensation

PLC Highlights


In The News

Machinery Row

Association News

New Products




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Association News

Pacific Forest Foundation Scholarship

The Pacific Forest Foundation (PFF) has started a scholarship program, with the first scholarships to be awarded for the 2013/2014 school year in September of 2013. The scholarship awards will be between $1,000 and $3,000, for a total of $10,000 awarded for the school year.

Individuals who live in or plan to go to college/school in: Arizona, Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington or British Columbia, Canada are eligible to apply.

The PFF scholarship committee will select the recipients in May, 2013. The deadline to submit completed applications to the PFF office is April 20, 2013.

If you have questions, please contact Graham Lasure or Rikki Wellman at 425-413-2808.

Husqvarna Hosts Summit for FRA & ALC

December 4, 2012, leadership from both the American Loggers Council (ALC) and the Forest Resources Association (FRA) met at a summit hosted by Husqvarna at Husqvarna headquarters (in Charlotte, North Carolina) to discuss the many issues impacting the timber harvesting industry.

The focus of the one day summit was sharing thoughts and ideas on issues deemed most critical for the logging sector of the forest industry in recent surveys including a looming logging capacity shortage, legislative priorities for both organizations, and the opportunities for both organizations to work closer on all of the issues where commonality exists to promote the health and sustainability of the industry.

Following the summit, ALC’s Travis Taylor commented that, “This was by far the best meeting that I have had the opportunity to attend where everything was laid out on the table and a plan of action on how to move forward with some of the ideas that were generated during the discussions.”

Field Days Top 10,000 Attendees

The WSU Extension reports that the Washington’s Forest Owners Field Day program achieved a major milestone. One of the landowners who attended the 2012 Western Washington Forest Owners Field Day this past August 18 became the 10,000th person to attend these very popular regional events since their inception in 1996.

WSU Extension and DNR, working closely with several other public and private sponsors, have jointly conducted these popular out-in-the-woods regional educational events at nearly 30 venues across the state, including interstate events with Idaho and Oregon.