OLC Oregon Practices Seminar

OLC Oregon Practices Seminar

One of the popular and informative panels at the Oregon Logging Conference is the Oregon Practices Seminar.

This year it will be held Friday, February 24, and cover site specific issues:
• 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Invasive Species, presented by Steve Wickham, Plum Creek Timber Co.
• 9:30 a.m. – 1030 a.m. – Special and Sensitive Sites, presented by Brian Kernohan, Forest Capital Partners
• 10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. – 1977 Mine Act: As It Applies To The Timber Industry, presented by John Marshall, Oregon Independent Aggregate Association

Panelists
The panelists, as always, are highly qualified.

Steve Wickhman is the Silviculture Manager at Plum Creek SW Oregon Timberlands. He will look at why invasive species are a concern and how invasive species fit into forestry best management practices. He will also give a brief overview of invasive species management in Oregon — simple steps to prevent and control invasive species.

Wickhman has over 30 years with Plum Creek Timber, Georgia-Pacific at Coos Bay.  He’s a member of the Douglas County Weed Advisory Board and advisory committee of the Oregon Invasive Species Council.

Brian Kernohan is Director of Policy for Forest Capital Partners. Kernohan will talk from the perspective of a landowner and forest manager. The presentation will include a brief background on the importance of protecting special and sensitive sites in Oregon followed by a practical explanation of what such sites might include and the requirements and techniques for protecting them.

Kernohan leads Forest Capital Partners’ policy and environmental programs. He is responsible for policy development, conservation transactions, environmental compliance and management across all of FCP ownership and investments. He is also responsible for administering Forest Capital’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program, Brian is a certified wildlife biologist and holds a BS in Wildlife Ecology and a MS in Wildlife Management.

John Marshall is owner of  JL Marshall, LLC, Timber Industry Contract Services. Marshall will discuss the background of the Mine Act as well as the regulating authority. He will touch on the operations that fall under the Mine Act and regulated by MSHA and follow up with OSHA vs. MSHA and the quarry owner’s and/or contractor’s responsibilities under the Act.

Marshall’s company is based out of Eugene, Ore., and provides timber industry contract services.

Many more classes
This is just one of many of the classes offered at the 2012 Oregon Logging Conference. This year loggers can year up to 11 professional logger credits. You can check out the full program by clicking HERE and you can easily register online.

We’ll see you at the show.