Pacific Logging Congress President Duane Evans (Photo by Mary Bullwinkel)
Last week, PLC President Duane Evans helped exhibitors of the upcoming PLC Live in the Woods Show (Sept. 25-27) get a better understanding of the site.
The event will be held at the Port Blakely Tree Farms, near Mollala, Ore. And, Evans knows a thing or two about the location, as he’s Port Blakely’s Vice President of Forestry Operations. He’s responsible for all aspects of harvest operations for Port Blakely Tree Farms’ U.S. ownership, including wood flow forecasts, timber production and wood marketing. Duane also represents Port Blakely Tree Farms in the forest policy arena, contributing to forestry issues on both the national and state levels.
The event is only three months away and will offer not only live machinery demonstrations, but educational and networking opportunities as well.
Pre-register now by clicking HERE.
The PLC Live in the Wood Show will be here shortly — September 25-27. This week some of the exhibitors were on site at the Port Blakley Tree Farms, checking out their future locations.
During the on-site meeting, exhibitors, members of OSHA, and PLC staff discussed safety issues, trails, bus routes and the flow of the school children who will be walking through the site.
“Overall, people were happy with the site and motivated to put on a good show,” says Sheila Ringdahl, publisher of TimberWest Magazine.
For more information on the upcoming show, just click HERE.
To get a sneak peak of the 2014 Pacific Logging Congress 7th Annual Live in the Woods Show, September 25-27, just click HERE to view the trailer.
The Pacific Logging Congress “In the Woods” education days, offered Sept. 25 and 26, will be here before you know it. Take a moment now to sign up to make sure your students don’t miss the opportunity.
The event that happens only once every four years will be held at the Port Blakely Tree Farm near Molalla, about 30 miles northeast of Salem.
Professional foresters will guide each group. Students will participate in hands-on activities that tie in with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. They will see innovative tree harvesting technology, learn how today’s practices protect habitat and water quality for fish and wildlife, and be exposed to an array of forest-related careers.
Classroom materials are provided for teachers, and reimbursement for buses to and from your school is available.
The event is fully insured and free of charge. It runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, and each group will need two to three hours for the tour. Hard hats will be provided for every student.
To access the online form, just click HERE.
Check out the first issue of the Pacific Logging Congress newsletter — PLC Partner.
In addition to news about the the PLC, you’ll also find industry news, information about equipment optimization, education and more.
To read the first issue, just click HERE.