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OLC Overview

The Oregon Logging Conference has been in existence since 1938. The Oregon Logging Conference is one of many regional logging conferences and associations that meet annually within the United States and British Columbia.

Since 1938, the Oregon Logging Conference has stayed true to its founding principle of assisting forestry professionals in their pursuit of professional development. Here are some ways OLC continues to work to advance the forestry industry.

Conference Seminars and 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.

Educational Opportunities

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.

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Oregon Logging Conference 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 $25,000 to $40,000 in scholarships.  Call the OLC office for more details 541-686-9191 or email: [email protected]

Click to visit the link on our website OLC Foundation Scholarships to download the scholarship application.

Oregon Logging Conference Foundation – Future Forestry Workers Career Day

During the annual OLC the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation (OLCF) host High School students throughout Oregon and southwest Washington at the Annual Future Forestry Workers Career Day.  This event takes place on Friday and in conjunction with the Oregon Logging Conference (OLC).  Students will be able to learn first hand about current career opportunities
Participating students will be able to get up close with state of the art and technologically advanced logging and forestry equipment on display at the OLC, which is held at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene. Both self-guided and guided tours will be available for those who sign up. The Career Day event is held in Livestock Arena at the Fairgrounds, which includes one session of presentations, beginning at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Students will learn about forestry, reforestation, logging, trucking, diesel mechanics, operating heavy equipment, firefighting, mills and forest products manufacturing.  Students also have the opportunity to talk with industry professionals about current job opportunities.
Questions? Contact the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation at (541) 686-9191.