The staff of Cascade Trader, Chehalis, Wash., enjoyed the 2017 Oregon Logging Conference.
The Oregon Logging Conference is celebrating an important milestone. The 80th Annual Logging Conference will be held in Eugene, Ore., Feb. 22 to 24, 2018. Manufacturers and dealers from around the world will be on hand to exhibit the latest technology at the indoor/outdoor equipment show.
“The Oregon Logging Conference is packed with unique opportunities for forestry professionals to network and learn more about their trade,” said Rick Kriege, 2018 OLC president. “The 2018 conference will certainly live up to its reputation as being the best logging, construction, trucking and heavy equipment shows west of the Mississippi.”
Attendees can earn as many as 11 professional logger credits in just two days when attending the program and seminar sessions. Registered companies will receive two credits toward their professional logger certifications for attending the equipment show.
Events and educational opportunities include:
• keynote speaker;
• “What's New in Logging” panel session;
• business seminars;
• participate in outside hands-on training seminars;
• earn as many as 11 professional logger credits/8 SAF-CFE credits;
• view the latest technology in logging and construction equipment on display inside and outside at the Lane County Fairgrounds;
• network and socialize with forestry professionals from around the world;
• plan to enter the 9th Annual Log Loader Competition. To download the 2018 Log Loader Competition entry form, visit oregonloggingconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2018LogLoaderCompetitionForm.pdf.
To register for the conference, visit oregonloggingconference.com /wp-content/uploads/ 2015/07/2018-OLC-REGISTRATION-FORM.pdf.
The OLC has been in existence since 1938 and is one of many regional logging conferences and associations that meet annually within the United States and British Columbia. Representatives from the OLC also participate in the Pacific Logging Congress which is an umbrella conference.
Since 1938, the OLC has stayed true to its founding principle to assist forestry professionals in their pursuit of professional development. The OLC continues to work to advance the forestry industry.
Conference Seminars, Panel Discussions
Each year, OLC hosts informative educational seminars and panel discussions on forestry-related topics. These educational opportunities are invaluable to forestry professionals, who earn professional logger credits while networking and exchanging ideas with their peers.
In addition to providing educational exhibits aimed at explaining the problems and conditions of forestry related industries, OLC has donated more than $275,000 to public education programs. OLC also supports the Oregon Women in Timber's free educational program, Talk About Trees. The free program presents science-based curriculum to kindergarten through eighth grade classes.
OLC Foundation Scholarships
OLC Foundation scholarship program was established in 1968, the OLC Foundation scholarship fund annually awards scholarships to qualified students majoring in forestry-related fields. Each year, OLC Foundation awards a total of $15,000 to $25,000 in scholarships.
For more information, visit oregonloggingconference.com.