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Keynote Speakers

Randy Moore, the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, will be the keynote speaker at the 86th Annual Oregon Logging Conference, in February 2024

Randy Moore, the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, will be the keynote speaker at the 86th Annual Oregon Logging Conference, in February 2024.  “I am very excited, as President of the Oregon Logging Conference this year, in having Chief Moore as my keynote speaker at the conference,” OLC President Steve Henson said. As the leader … Read more

2023 Keynote Speaker Travis Joseph Asks Loggers to Fight the “Big Lie”

To a packed house, 85th Annual Oregon Logging Conference Keynote Speaker Travis Joseph said he and his organization, the American Forest Resource Council need help telling the truth about logging and the woods products industry. He called it a big lie, the concept of logger versus environmentalist, with loggers destroying the forest and only in … Read more

85th Annual Oregon Logging Conference Keynote Speaker Travis Joseph

OLC President Craig Olson is pleased to announce the selection of Travis Joseph as the keynote speaker at the 85th Annual Oregon Logging Conference, being held February 23, 24, and 25, 2023 at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene Oregon Joseph will speak on the morning of Thursday, February 23rd, during the opening … Read more

84th Annual Oregon Logging Conference Keynote Speaker Blake Manley

You won’t want to miss hearing Keynote Speaker Blake Manley at the 84th Annual Oregon Logging Conference. He will speak on Thursday, February 24th at 9:30 a.m. in the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds. Fourth generation logger and forestry and natural resources teacher at Sweet Home High School Blake Manley will … Read more

2022 Keynote Speaker – Blake Manley

Blake Manley, Sweet Home High School Natural Resources Teacher, Founder of Manley Jobs, and Chair of Oregon Natural Resources Educators Association will be the keynote speaker at the OLC in February 2022. He will address the OLC on Thursday, February 24th at 9:30 a.m. in the Wheeler Pavilion (Lane Events Center & Fairgrounds) Manley grew … Read more

2020 Keynote Speaker Dr. Patrick Moore

The title of keynote speaker Dr. Patrick Moore’s address to the Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) is Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom. The speech is based on an essay written by Dr. Moore. His essay, revised in January of this year, mentions 12 of what he calls fake invisible catastrophes and threats of doom. … Read more

Dr Anthony S. Davis and Erin Isselmann Guest Speakers

The 2019 Oregon Logging Conference them Building Products for Building Futures will be addressed by this year’s two guest speakers: Anthony S. Davis and Erin Isselmann. Dr, Davis is the Interim Dean of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, and Isselmann is the Executive Director of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Dr. Davis … Read more

2017 Keynote Speaker – Merv George, Six Rivers National Forest

Merv George Jr, was born and raised in Humboldt County and has been a lifelong resident of the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation and the Eureka, CA areas located in Northern California. Merv is a graduate of Humboldt State University with a degree in Native American Studies (1997).  He has spent over 22 years managing natural … Read more

2011 – Dr. Lynn O. Michaelis

Lynn O. Michaelis (Dr.) President, Strategic Economic Analysis, LLC Senior Associate, RISI,  Strategic Economic Analysis, LLC Dr. Lynn O. MichaelisMy company provides business managers with objective and informed insights about the future of the economy as well as specific industries. Success will be measured by tailoring the analysis and communication to the specific needs of the client. The primary focus of … Read more

2010 – Nate Clark

Nate Clark is the Director of Public Affairs for John Deere’s Construction & Forestry Division and John Deere Power Systems. In this position, Nate works closely with these divisions and his colleagues in John Deere Public Affairs Worldwide to develop and pursue public policies important to John Deere, its employees, dealers, and customers. Over the … Read more

2009 – John T. Carpenter

The conference will open on Thursday, February 19th with keynote speaker, John T. Carpenter, Caterpiller’s Division President. His 25-year career with Cat has taken him all over the world, and offered him a variety of experiences and perspectives to share. In 1984 he started his career in the Peoria based Product Support marketing program followed by several … Read more

2008 – Ed Shepard and Russ Hoeflich

Presented Thursday morning, February 21st, 2008 Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon Ed Shepard is the BLM State Director for the agency’s state office for Oregon and Washington Shepard has 32 years of experience with the BLM. Prior to being named assistant director, he served as Oregon and Washington BLM Deputy State Director for Resource Planning, Use, and Protection; Deputy Director … Read more

2007 – Lars Larson

Oregon Logging Conference Keynote Speaker 2007 Lars Larson Lars got his start in radio at age 16 spinning records (remember 45s?) and reading news, sports and weather (twice an hour) on KTIL from a little cinderblock building on the edge of a cow pasture in Tillamook, Oregon (75 miles West of Portland). Twenty-seven years later, he’s only moved 75 … Read more

2006 – Dr. Hal Salwasser

Oregon Logging Conference Keynote Speaker 2006 Dr. Hal Salwasser, Dean of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR Hal Salwasser Dean of the College of Forestry, Professor Department of Forest Resources Peavy Hall 150 Corvallis, OR 97331-5703 (541)737-1585 B.A., 1971, California State University, Fresno Ph.D., 1979, University of California, Berkeley Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1988 Federal Senior Executive … Read more

2005 – Gerald Palmer and Chris West

Oregon Logging Conference Keynote Speaker 2005 Keynote Speaker Gerald Palmer Jerry Palmer is vice president of Caterpillar Inc., with administrative responsibility for the Wheel Loaders & Excavators Division. He joined Caterpillar in 1963. After completing the company’s four-year manufacturing trainee program, he held various supervisory manufacturing and quality control positions at Caterpillar facilities in Illinois … Read more

2004 – Governor Judy Martz

Oregon Logging Conference Keynote Speaker 2004 Wheeler Pavilion Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, 8 a.m. Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR Biography of Governor Judy Martz Judy Martz was elected as Montana’s first female Governor on November 7, 2000. Just four years earlier, she was elected as the state’s first female Lieutenant Governor when she ran with Governor Marc Racicot. Since taking … Read more

2003 – Jim Peterson

Oregon Logging Conference Keynote Speaker 2003 Wheeler Pavilion, Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR Jim Petersen Executive Director, The Evergreen Foundation Editor, Evergreen Magazine Jim Petersen is the founder and editor of Evergreen Magazine, a periodic publication of the non-profit Evergreen Foundation, based in Bigfork, Montana. He also serves as the Foundation’s executive director. The Foundation’s sole … Read more