Oregon Logging Conference -
Wednesday Afternoon Seminar
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Seminars, Panels and Events
The afternoon portion of the
logger- training seminar will be held in concurrent technical, breakout
sessions. Registrants may choose one session per hour from a choice of three
discourses offered in a round-robin format. After their third and final
discussion, members will be awarded three professional logger credits.
Speakers and topics will be:
Room #1 – “Road
Maintenance, Drainage and Wet Weather Hauling: New Rules”, Paul Clements, Forest
Practices Forester, Western Lane District, ODF, Veneta, Ore. Included in the
discussion will be new Forest Practices Rules for road construction and
maintenance that will take effect in 2003. Clements will outline the differences
in the new rules and consider operational changes they may require. “Wetland
Identification and Protection” is the topic of Malcolm Hiatt, Forest Practices
Forester, ODF, Forest Grove District, Forest Grove, Ore. The final discussion of
the triad will be presented by Jim Wolf, ODF Fire Prevention Staff, Medford,
Ore., “Forest-Urban Interface Fire Protection: New Rules”. His overview will
concern the implementation of the 1997 Forestland-Urban Interface Act,
management and planning of the legislation and related topics.
Room #2 – David Degenhardt,
Prevention/Enforcement Coordinator, ODF, Salem will kick off the second go-round
with “Protecting Small Non- Fish Streams”. This discussion will cover what
constitutes a “stream”, applicable rule(s), what is being protected in small
Type N streams and why, resource protection practices that apply to prevent
damage and the definition of “slash”. Also covered will be what a small, Type N
stream should look like after harvest operations, standards, when to clear slash
from Type N streams and finally planning your operation to include small, Type N
streams. Hydrologist/Water Specialist Jim Paul, ODF, Forest Practices Unit of
Salem, will follow with “Fish Passage Where Roads Cross Streams”. Paul Clements
will again take the floor with “Skidding and Yarding on Erosion Prone Slopes:
New Rules”. Covering the new Section that will appear in the 2003 Forest
Practices Rules for Harvesting — Division 630, Clements will explain changes in
the language in existing sections. He will also describe the changes in the
rules and the effects they may have on planning and implementing logging
operations with a focus on ground-based equipment.
Room #3 - sessions will
feature Joseph P. Shramek, Assistant Region Manager for Resource Protection and
Services, Washington State DNR, with “Washington Rules and Regulations”.
Included in his presentation is his experience with oversight of programs such
as wildland fire education, prevention and suppression operations and forest
stewardship education. “Logging the East Side” will be presented by Bill Howard,
Boise Cascade Corporation’s Regional Logging Manager, Yakima, Wash. “Culvert
Installation and Maintenance” will be the final offering of the breakout
sessions. Speaker will be announced at a later date. Once more, Jim Gahlsdorf
will take the podium for the “Wrap Up, Closing Comments and Evaluation Process”
as the group reconvenes in the original starting locale of the Composer’s Hall.
The 65th Annual Oregon Logging Conference and
Equipment Show was held February 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2003 in Eugene, Oregon.
Over 500 exhibitors offered attendees a look at
their newest equipment.
Industry professionals also had the opportunity
to attend educational seminars with credits awarded toward Professional Logger
Certification. Credits were awarded by: Oregon Professional Logger Washington
Contract Loggers Accredited Logging Professional Montana Accredited Logging
Professionals California Professional Logger Idaho Professional Logger
If you would like a copy of the TimberWest
Oregon Logging Conference Official Show Guide, please contact
mail $4.00 (USD) to OLC Guide TimberWest Magazine P.O. Box 610 Edmonds, WA 98020
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