Pacific Logging Congress Live in the Woods Show Starts Tomorrow – September 25

Operating in the woodsIn just hours the Pacific Logging Congress Live In the Woods Show will be underway. The event, which only takes places every four years, will be held at the Port Blakely Trees Farms, in Molalla, Ore.

Expect to see nothing less that state-of-the-art machines in operation. These live demos will give you a chance to look up close and there will be staff on hand to answer any of your questions.

The event will be a hub of activity with educational tours, seminars and networking opportunities, as well as a few places to sit back and have a bite to eat.

Don’t miss out. This event won’t be back until 2018.

For a full itinerary of what’s available, just click HERE for the PLC Show Guide.

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PLC Says Thank You to Its Gold Sponsors

Thank youThe Pacific Logging Congress 7th Live in the Woods Show, held September 25-27, in Molalla, Ore., is made possible by many generous sponsors. The PLC would like to thank this year’s Gold Sponsors.

Bearhaven Consulting
• 
Cascade Trader
* Meng Logging
• 
Joel Olson Trucking Inc.
• 
Peterson Pacific Corporation
• 
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
• TimberWest Magazine
• 
CMX Industries

Their ongoing support is helping shape this live machinery demo into something truly exceptional.

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

Meet 2014 DPLC President Duane Evans

Duane Evans

Duane Evans

For those of you who don’t know Duane Evans, this year’s president of the Pacific Logging Congress, let us give you a quick introduction.

Duane is the Vice President of U.S. Forestry Operations for Port Blakely Tree Farms. There he is responsible for all aspects of harvest operations for their U.S. ownership, including wood flow forecasts, timber production and wood marketing. He is also responsible for land use issues, neighbor as well as customer relationships.

Duane is active in forest policy, contributing on both the national and state levels. He is the Chair of the Forest Policy Committee for the Washington Forest Protection Association, policy committee member for the Oregon Forest Industry Council and an active member of the Operating Committee for the National Alliance of Forest Owners.

Duane has mentioned on several occasions how honored Port Blakely is to host the 2014 show for it coincides with Port Blakely’s 150th anniversary.

Now that you know Duane, feel free to introduce yourself at the In the Woods show held this September at the Port Blakely Tree Farms.

Pacific Logging Congress Show Isn’t Just for Loggers

Student Education

Student Education

The Pacific Logging Congress “Live in the Woods” show to be held September 25-27, 2014, isn’t just for loggers.

The event, which will take place at the Port Blakely Tree Farms in Molalla, Ore., is expected to host as many as 2,000 elementary school children and teachers from the Portland area and southwest Washington.

“Education is our top priority,” said PLC’s 2014 President Duane Evans, a Vice President of Timberlands for Port Blakely Tree Farms.

The students and teachers will view the safest and most environmentally advanced logging methods available. Each individual is supplied with a hard hat and each group of students is guided by a professional forester. Bus transportation will be paid by Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Forest Foundation.

New Forestry Machines in the Making

Scandinavian forestry machine

Scandinavian forestry machine

At the 2014 Pacific Logging Congress, live in the woods show, September 25-27, you’ll have the chance to see the newest and the best forestry machines in their element. Also, manufacturers will be on hand to answer any questions.

It’s hard to imagine that these enormous machines started out as just an idea. Here are a couple futuristic ideas that you won’t see today, but who knows about tomorrow.

Walk Harvester

Walk Harvester

• The Scandinavian ATL’s Framtidens Skogsmaskin
 John Deere’s Walking Harvester

See you in September.