Oregon Logging Conference 2012

Oregon Logging Conference 2012

The 74th Oregon Logging Conference, held February 23-25, was a success on every level. The weather was perfect, the machinery looked great, and attendees said it was probably the best show in the last four years.

Rikki Wellman, executive director of the OLC, was also pleased with this year’s show. “We had classes that weren’t just well attended — there was standing room only at the Washington Forest Practices Seminar. And the OWIT

[Oregon Women in Timber] raised approximately $65,000 at Friday’s auction for their Talk about Trees program.”

One of this year’s highlights was the 3rd annual Log Loader competition. Skilled operators battled it out in a timed competition and people turned out to cheer them on.

Log Loader competition

Log Loader competition

Exhibitors also appeared pleased with the event. One said, “It felt like one of the old shows,” referring to the days before the economy collapsed.

Already OLC is already getting ready for the next conference. This will be a big one — their 75th anniversary. Mark your calendar for February 21-23, 2013.