Bring Your Boots to the Pacific Logging Congress

FlipflopsThe 7th Pacific Logging Congress Live in the Woods Show will be held September 25-27, at the Port Blakely Tree Farms in Molalla, Ore.

The organizers want to remind everyone that no flip flops or open-toed show would be allowed this year. So bring your boot closed-toed shoes or boots. You will want them when you get up close to check out the state-of-the-art machines in operation.

If you haven’t had a chance to register for the show, don’t delay.  Just click HERE.

It will be there days of machines, education and networking.

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Preston Green earns Pacific Forest Foundation Scholarship

Preston Green

Preston Green

Ten students have received $10,000 in scholarships from the Pacific Forest Foundation (PFF), the educational arm of the Pacific Logging Congress. Eight of the students are attending Oregon State University and two are attending University of Idaho. This is the second year scholarships were given.

One of this year’s scholarship recipients is 20-year-old Preston Green. He’s attending Oregon State University and studying Forest Engineering. Preston says the scholarship will allow him to focus more on efforts to get his degree. “To receive the Pacific Forest Foundation scholarship shows to me that the forestry field is alive and growing.”

After graduation, Preston plans to work for a private timber company somewhere in the Pacific Northwest and at some point possible start his own consulting firm.

To learn more about the Pacific Forest Foundation, just click HERE.

Tour Leaders Needed

Volunteers needed for kidsThe Oregon Forest Institute (OFRI) has put out a call for Pacific Logging Congress’ In the Woods Show volunteer tour leaders.

Two tour leaders are assigned to each student group, and while forestry expertise is helpful, it’s not required. The commitment is from approximately 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., either Thursday or Friday, Sept. 25-26.

To volunteer contact Julie:email or 503-807-1614

Pacific Forest Foundation Awards Forest Scholarships

Nicholas Swanson

Nicholas Swanson

Ten students have received $10,000 in scholarships from the Pacific Forest Foundation (PFF), the educational arm of the Pacific Logging Congress. Eight of the students are attending Oregon State University and two are attending University of Idaho. This is the second year scholarships were given.

One of this year’s scholarship recipients is 18-year-old Nicholas Swanson. He’s studying Forest/Civil Engineering at Oregon State University. He said his goal is to become a forest engineer.

“This scholarship will truly be helpful with my education,” Nicholas says. “Since the price of college keeps going up I am truly grateful to get this scholarship and will use it to help with tuition and books.”

To learn more about the Pacific Forest Foundation, just click HERE.

Pacific Logging Congress offers Sedimentation Control Seminar

Silt Fence Results of poor silt fence installationThe Pacific Logging Congress will have a variety of educational opportunities at this year’s PLC Live in the Woods Show, held September, 25-27.

Sedimentation Control Seminar, sponsored by the PLC on Friday, Sept. 26, and worth 2 forest practices credits, will be well worth attending. The panel will include:
Jeff Hepler, Stewardship Forester, Oregon Dept. of Forestry
Dave Roberts, Forest Engineer, Port Blakely Tree Farms
• Mike Reardon, Geo Synthetic Expert, Advanced Drainage Systems

If you haven’t had the chance yet to register for the show, now’s the time. Just click HERE.

Pacific Logging Congress Looking for Auction Items

BiddersThis year will be the 105th Pacific Logging Congress and the 7th In The Woods Show.

The event will be held September 25-27, 2014, and the  Pacific Forest Foundation fund raiser auction will be held during the President’s Reception and Dinner the evening of September 26th at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, Ore.

In preparation, the PLC is  looking for great auction items for both the live and silent auction like those listed below.

Live Auction Guidelines & Suggestions
• Travel and Vacation packages, such as the use of a condo at a desirable holiday location. (Do you have a Time Share or holiday home you are not utilizing and would be willing to donate?)
• Tickets to an event such as sports, music, etc. (Do you have any season ticket you aren’t utilizing?)
• Any larger, more valuable, possibly unique, items.
• Perhaps one of your suppliers or business associates has one of the above items they would be willing to donate and receive recognition for.

Silent Auction Guidelines & Suggestions
• Jewelry, Home Electronics, original art, sporting goods, and other sought after items
• Professional pottery, woodcarvings, or ceramics with inscription
• Valuable popular hard cover books
• Consumables such as fine wines etc.
• Models of logging machinery, ships, automobiles, aircraft, and etc.
• Use your imagination; any item you feel would help raise money would be appreciated.

If you have items that you would like to add, and would also like to take advantage of this tax deductible donation, just CLICK HERE to download the form. All proceeds will go to support PFF’s educational programs.

 

Pape’ Machinery Sponsors Maintenance & Inspection Seminar at PLC

BulldozerThe Pacific Logging Congress has always supported education. So, it is no surprise that there will be a number of seminars at this year’s PLC Live in the Woods Show, held September, 25-27.

One of the seminars this year is Machine Maintenance & Inspection sponsored by Pape’ Machinery, held from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Friday, September 26. Presenting the material will be Jimmy Carter, Equipment Failure Analysts for Pape’ Machinery, and Lane Kling, Senior Technical Instructor for Pape’ Machinery, both out of Eugene, Ore. And the seminar qualifies for one Pro Logger Credit.

For more information about the show and the other educational opportunities, just click HERE.

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