You Can Register for the Pacific Logging Congress Onsite

bunchingDon’t have time to pre-register for the Pacific Logging Congress‘s live In the Woods Show held this Sept 25-27? Not a problem. You can register onsite.

“Simply drive to the off-site parking area [west side of 33671 Dickey Prairie Rd., Molalla, Ore.], park and ride the shuttle to the show site. Once there you can purchase a show pass at the onsite registration tent,” says PLC Executive Director Rikki Wellman.

Of course, registering online is still an option. Just click HERE.

If you get lost, just head for the Port Blakely Tree Farms! We’ll see you at the show.



Map of the Upcoming PLC Live in the Woods Show

PLC MapHere is a bird’s-eye view of the upcoming PLC Live in the Woods Show held September 25-27, at the Port Blakely Tree Farms in Molalla, Ore.

If you click on the map to enlarge it, you can see:
• where the various companies will be located,
• how the event will be broken up into sections,
• where to eat,
• emergency stations,
• where and when the seminars will be held,
• and more.

The live show happens only once every four years, so don’t delay in making your reservations.

Applications for PLC education field trips are now available

PLC In the WoodsThe Pacific Logging Congress’s 7th “In the Woods Show” is happening September 25-27, 2014, at the Port Blakely Tree Farms in Molalla, Ore.

A big part of the event is always been educating youth. The year the “In the Woods” education days will be held September 25 and 26.

Guided Groups
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. 

Space is Limited
If you are interested in getting your students, involved, just click HERE. 

Space is limited, so sign up today!

History of the Pacific Logging Congress

The Pacific Logging Congress will be holding its 7th In the Woods show, September 24-27, 1914, at the Port Blakely Tree Farms in Molalla, Ore.

For those of you who don’t know about the PLC, here’s a little story about how it all started.

PLC History
During a hot day in August of 1908, Mr. George Cornwall, who started a logging trade journal back in 1900, was visiting with a logger from Mt. Vernon, Wash., Mr. Ed English.

Mr. Cornwall announced he was about to take a bath and retire for the evening. Then he asked Mr. English if he provided a bathhouse in his logging camp. The discussion continued and the idea for a meeting of loggers to discuss bunkhouse sanitation and other matters were planned.

The first meeting of the Pacific Logging Congress was held in Seattle, Wash., in July of 1909. The three-day meeting covered sanitation, food supply, health care, use of electricity in logging, elimination of fire hazards, fire prevention, how to log on grades too steep for locomotives and a 50-cents per thousand board feet increase in tax facing loggers in Mendocino County, Calif.

Mr. Edmund Blake became the first president and Mr. Cornwall became the secretary of the organization and he held that post until 1924. At the first PLC meeting in 1909 Mr. Cornwall stated:

“Logging is an engineering science…The average logger must be a man of good executive ability and possess the power of initiative. He must work with difficult problems, whose solution determines the success or failure of his camp. Therefore, loggers should have frequent contact if they expect to keep pace with the changing times and benefit from associated effort and a frank exchange of views…” Mr. Cornwall’s words still ring true today.



Pacific Logging Congress is Encouraging More Logging Contractors to 2014 Live Demo

2014 PLC ShowThe organizers of the Pacific Logging Congress are busy getting the word out about the 2014 Live Demo, scheduled September 25-27. They have put together an extensive campaign that includes, among other things:
• Print media
• Social media
• Presentations at 2014 western trade shows
• Engagement with state and provincial logging associations
• Engagement with tree farm managers and suppliers
• Equipment dealer campaign throughout B.C., Wash., Ore., Calif., Mont., and Idaho

PLC President Duane Evans says, “If you have any comments, suggestions or concerns please reach out to me or another PLC board member. We are always looking for better ideas and appreciate when you share your thoughts.”

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