Attend the opening session of the Oregon Logging Conference on Thursday February 25th and hear from Thomas Maness, Dean of Forestry and Director of the Oregon Forest Research Laboratory, Architect Michael Green, and Safety Warrior concept creator Wiremu Lee Edmunds.

Maness joined the Oregon State University’s College of Forestry in 2009 as the Department Head and was named Dean of the College in 2012. He has worked closely with industry conducting research in sawmill optimization and real time quality control systems.

Green is an architect known for his research, leadership, and advocacy promoting the use of wood in the built environment. He is the author of “The Case for Tall Wood Buildings,” and the TED Talk on “Why We Should Build Wooden Skyscrapers.”

Edmunds and his wife have been traveling all over New Zealand speaking to over 16,000 people on health and safety. Their presentation is titled Stand in the Gap, and it highlights the importance of being safe and keeping those around you safe by making choices that will ultimately protect everyone.

The Opening session of the Oregon Logging Conference will follow a breakfast at 7 a.m. on Thursday February 25th. It takes place in the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane County Fairgrounds

There’s still time to register to attend the 78th Annual Oregon Logging Conference. Call (541) 686-9191 for more information or log on to See you at the show!