Randy Moore, the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, will be the keynote speaker at the 86th Annual Oregon Logging Conference in February.
“I am very excited, as president of the Oregon Logging Conference this year, in having Chief Moore as my keynote speaker at the conference,” said OLC president Steve Henson.
Moore oversees a workforce of more than 31,000 employees who manage 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands.
Prior to serving as chief, he was the Pacific Southwest regional forester from 2007 to 2021, where he was responsible for 18 national forests in California covering 20 million acres. He also oversaw state and private forestry programs in Hawaii and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands.
Moore has also served as regional forester for the Eastern region in Wisconsin, forest supervisor for Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri, and a myriad of other roles throughout the agency. He began his 45-year career in 1978 with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in North Dakota and joined the Forest Service in 1981.
The 2024 Oregon Logging Conference will be held Feb. 22-24 in Eugene, Oregon. For more information about the conference or to register, visit www.oregonloggingconference.com.