2024January/FebruaryLogging & Sawmilling JournalNew TechnologySawmillTech UpdateValue Added
Tech Update: Recovery Optimization Tech
Tech Update: Recovery Optimization Tech

Tech Update: Recovery Optimization Tech

JoeScan JoeScan 3D laser scanners are made for sawmills. It has more than 5,000 scanners installed in sawmills all over the world and according to the company, their very first scanners are still running strong, over 20 years later. JoeScan scanners are said to be...

2024Guest ColumnsJanuary/FebruaryTimberWest Magazine
As Old Growth Forests Burn, Biden Launches Misguided Policy to ‘Protect’ Them
As Old Growth Forests Burn, Biden Launches Misguided Policy to ‘Protect’ Them

As Old Growth Forests Burn, Biden Launches Misguided Policy to ‘Protect’ Them

Guest Column: In December the Biden Administration announced a new policy to conserve old growth forests on lands managed by the federal government. To carry out the president's directive, the U.S. Forest Service has initiated a costly and redundant process to...

2023November/DecemberTimberWest MagazineTrucking
Guest Column: Awake at the Wheel, How Fatigue Impacts Log Truck Driver Safety
Guest Column: Awake at the Wheel, How Fatigue Impacts Log Truck Driver Safety

Guest Column: Awake at the Wheel, How Fatigue Impacts Log Truck Driver Safety

We have all experienced moments when fatigue creeps up on us, causing our eyelids to droop and our bodies to become sluggish. What most people do not experience is battling such overwhelming fatigue while maneuvering a massive log truck on the highway. Fatigue for...

2023September/OctoberTimberWest Magazine
Pacific Logging Congress Event Draws Crowds for Equipment Demos
Pacific Logging Congress Event Draws Crowds for Equipment Demos

Pacific Logging Congress Event Draws Crowds for Equipment Demos

Over 5,500 people, many of them students, attended the Pacific Logging Congress ninth ‘Live In-Woods Show’ recently. Weyerhaeuser hosted the outdoor exhibit of forestry equipment at its Vail Tree Farm property near Rainier, Washington.

2023Fire MitigationGuest ColumnsSeptember/OctoberTimberWest Magazine
Guest Column: Have We Run Out of Time
Guest Column: Have We Run Out of Time

Guest Column: Have We Run Out of Time

The current U.S. Forest Service wildfire policy is rather ambiguous and its real intent unclear. In fact, one could question whether it was intended to obfuscate. Therefore, the policy merits examination and clarification to meet government’s responsibilities to...

2023Guest ColumnsSeptember/OctoberTimberWest Magazine
Guest Column: Factors to Explore When Considering a Grapple Carriage
Guest Column: Factors to Explore When Considering a Grapple Carriage

Guest Column: Factors to Explore When Considering a Grapple Carriage

By Tom Filmer There are a number of factors to consider when weighing an investment in a grapple carriage. Let’s start with the harvest conditions. What kind of terrain do you work in? How can tracts of timber be accessed? Where are the landings likely to be built?...