Logging and Sawmilling Information for the Western United States

December  2000 - Volume 25 Number 12



2000 - Editorial Summary



January Issue

8 Building Your Own Company When Tony Foglio wanted to build his own logging show, he started not only from the ground up but also with a wrench in his hand rebuilding his first yarder.  
30 Preserving The Forest, Preserving The Future, by Daniel Lindley Oregon’s Willamette Industries has embraced the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, finding longterm benefits in certification.  
24 Defining Sustainability Potlatch’s portfolio of larch, pine, fir and cedar is yielding a sustainable flow of prime timber dividends.
28 25 Years — The Way We Saw It A quarter century of significant events from the pages of Timber/West.  
36 Gourmet Lumber, by Barbara Coyner Idaho’s Konkolville Lumber prides itself on a quality product cut with constantly upgraded machinery and a dedicated workforce.  


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February Issue 

8 Larger Equipment and Hand Processing, by Daniel Lindley If you’re going to the dance you have to keep time to the drummer’s beat.  That’s why Bob Mahon of Philomath, Ore. is buying larger equipment.
14 Shovel Brigade, by Daniel Lindley 10,000 shovels contributed by citizens support stand taken by Nevada residents who plan to dig their way out from under federal governments no access policy.  
22 Firestorm In Federal Fire Management Hydrologist Dale McGreer argues that the federal forest management policy is leading to unnaturally intense wildfires that threaten entire forests and watersheds.  
42 Hand Crews and Mechanized Meld Into MultiOperations Smith’s Newport Enterprises, in the rugged country of eastern Washington, is equipped to handle most any job including road building.  
54 Old Time Logging Simpson’s Camp Grisdale: The last, brightest and best of the "old time" forest logging camps.  It even had a bowling alley! 


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March Issue

8 Building The Bottom Line Hands on Idaho operator, Dale Stubbs, is finding that the high track can pull heavier loads and that, with a little bit more in each load, the savings add up.  
20 Preserving The Old Ways Idaho’s Richard Folk is helping to preserve American logging heritage with his vintage saw and axe collection.
36 Idaho’s Wood Products After seeing record prices during 1999, most Idaho producers are expecting lower, but stable, prices during the coming year.  
40 New Crown Pacific Sawmill In Wash.  Crown Pacific’s new $23 million sawmill in Port Angeles, Washington had a smooth startup and is on target to meet its planned capacity of 100 million board feet a year.  


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April Issue  

8 Mixed Iron on Tree Farm The Van Kampen tree farm, with its mix of logging iron and a very interesting history, makes for an unusual logging show.  
30 Yarder Support by Chain of Loaders F & B Logging approach in clearcut show includes setting up a LinkBelt shovel to offer yarding support in steep corners. 


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May Issue

8 Carving A Niche The Vaagen Brothers operation focuses on milling small diameter logs with a the yard support of a P & H portal crane.
18 Annual Log Loader FellerBuncher Specification Chart A sidebyside look at the log loaders and fellerbunchers working in the Western forestry market today, including the new models and upgraded machines in each weight class.  
30 Thinning Down Hopkes Logging uses a variety of versatile equipment, including a swing yarder, delimber and log loader, in making the transition form clearcutting to thinning.  
36 One Family: From Handsaws to Mechanical Harvesting A Washington family, who still considers hand falling the centerpiece of their business, adds a Timbco fellerbuncher to provide mechanical cutting for customers  


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June Issue

8 LOGGING – Like Father, Like Son A look at three father and son teams and their niche in today’s industry and tomorrow’s challenges.
32 Reading, Writing & RulerSized Lumber At the Idaho Timbersports Expo folks get a hands on logging education.  
70  They’re Not Just for Koalas, by Kurt Glaeseman Action Tree Farm staggers harvest eucalyptus on 10,000 acre farm.  


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July Issue  

8 Clean, Dust Free Operation, by Kurt Glaeseman CTL Inc.  harvests efficiently while reducing ground erosion and producing fewer skid trails.  
16 Historic Potlatch Lumber Railroad enjoys A Following, by Barbara Coyner The restoration of Potlatch Historical Park in Idaho is an "I –thinkIcan project if ever there was one., but then railway buffs are a passionate group.  
30  UP in FLAMES, by Barbara Coyner The Los Alamos fires – A preview of things to come? 
36 Great Support Means Great Business, by Barbara Coyner Monk Logging explains why product support keeps them competitive.  


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August Issue

8  Latin & Logging, by Kurt Glaeseman Regulations and bureaucratic paperwork don’t scare Tim Wilson, owner of Planned Sierra Resources, Inc.  He finds success despite growing restraints and public concerns.
16 "Jamming’ in the Woods", by Barbara Coyner Stamina, valuable employees, great equipment and a look towa4d the future keeps Ikola logging operational since 1997.  
22 "Run or Die!”, by Joni Sensel One way in which the "good old days" weren’t.  
40 Surveying & Thriving, by Carmen Edwards From Alaska to Washington, entrepreneurial logger Bruce Valentine has worked to build up his business and make its place in the world of independent logging. 


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September Issue

Where there’s a Will there’s a Way!, Ken Follon, won’t let a little wet weather stand in his way. 
23 US verses Them, by Joni Sensel Old Time Labor Clashes
26 Climbing to the Top, by Carmen Edwards "Mooch" Smith: Logger, Movie Stuntman, and World Champion Tree Topper 
30 Redwood Chardonnay, by Kurt Glaeseman Matthers Logging keeps his crew working by constantly changing and staying versatile.  
35 Wood Is Good, by Janet Hughes A new campaign is bringing the positive message of wood.  


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October Issue

8 Safety and a Positive Attitude, by Barbara Coyner Safe equipment also means higher productivity for Hansen Logging.  
24 Thirty Years & Still Going Strong, by Carmen Edwards Dave Williams demonstrates how to grow a logging company through export freezes, spotted owls and conservation crises .
30 Perfect Fit, by Tim Buckley Broadfoot logging stream lines operation with a the Timbco 820D Bunk.  
38 The Second Billion, by Kurt Glaeseman Collins Pine harvests their second billionth board foot.  


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November Issue

6 Cashing in your Chips, by Barbara Coyner Ray Moss Logging turns waste wood into profit. 
12 Old Time Logging / Forest Feast, by Joni Sensel Loggers consumed an estimated 9,000 calories a day on average.  Even with this hefty fueling, historic photo’s reveal nary a fat logger. 
15 Self Proclaimed Wood Freak, by Amy Emerson Tim Rogerson ‘happens’ into the portable sawmill business.
18 Little Horse Peak Research Project One piece of land – multiple methods of management. 
26 Waste Knot, Want Knot, by Jack Petree The Sintay brothers use portable saws in their full recovery operation.  
30  Still Logging at 89, by Barbara Coyner Bill Hash discusses forest management and what it was like 75 years ago in the woods.  


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December Issue

6 Right Combination, by Barbara Coyner Danielson Logging combines the right people and right equipment to create a successful business.
9 2001 Western Forestry Calendar
38 Burning Questions, by Tim Buckley What to do in the aftermath of the 2000 Forest fire season.
42 2000 Editorial Calendar 


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