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Oregon Logging Conference

After seven decades in operation, the Oregon Logging Conference was a combination of something old and something new this year. "A Seventy-Year Tradition — Forestry, Equipment, Education," was the theme of the 70th annual Oregon Logging Conference, held Feb. 21–Feb. 23 at the Lane Events Center and Eugene Hilton Conference Center in Eugene, Ore.

April 21, 2008

After seven decades in operation, the Oregon Logging Conference was a combination of something old and something new this year.

"A Seventy-Year Tradition — Forestry, Equipment, Education," was the theme of the 70th annual Oregon Logging Conference, held Feb. 21–Feb. 23 at the Lane Events Center and Eugene Hilton Conference Center in Eugene, Ore.

For the second year, the conference expanded beyond the logging and trucking industries to include indoor and outdoor displays of construction and trucking equipment.

"This year, we're celebrating the full return of the legendary indoor and outdoor Equipment Expo, which offers a chance for attendees to see the massive machinery up close," said Rikki Wellman, conference manager for the OLC.

The conference also featured educational seminars on a wide range of topics including equipment innovations, safety tips and the future of logging. Of particular value to contractors were classes and seminars on topics such as cutting-edge equipment and tire maintenance and management.

"Celebrating our milestone 70th anniversary reminds us of how important it is to look to the future and continue to be innovative and adaptable in this changing industry," said Blair Moody, 2008 OLC president. "At this year's conference, we have something for everyone across a range of industries, from trucking to heavy equipment to construction to logging."

Ed Shepard, Bureau of Land Management state director for Oregon and Washington, and Russ Hoeflich, vice president and Oregon director of the Nature Conservancy, delivered keynote addresses titled "Trees, Tradition, Tomorrow — BLM's 70-Year Legacy" and "Conservation View of Public Forests" respectively, at the OLC opening session. n

After seven decades in operation, the Oregon Logging Conference was a combination of something old and something new this year.

"A Seventy-Year Tradition — Forestry, Equipment, Education," was the theme of the 70th annual Oregon Logging Conference, held Feb. 21–Feb. 23 at the Lane Events Center and Eugene Hilton Conference Center in Eugene, Ore.

For the second year, the conference expanded beyond the logging and trucking industries to include indoor and outdoor displays of construction and trucking equipment.

"This year, we're celebrating the full return of the legendary indoor and outdoor Equipment Expo, which offers a chance for attendees to see the massive machinery up close," said Rikki Wellman, conference manager for the OLC.

The conference also featured educational seminars on a wide range of topics including equipment innovations, safety tips and the future of logging. Of particular value to contractors were classes and seminars on topics such as cutting-edge equipment and tire maintenance and management.

"Celebrating our milestone 70th anniversary reminds us of how important it is to look to the future and continue to be innovative and adaptable in this changing industry," said Blair Moody, 2008 OLC president. "At this year's conference, we have something for everyone across a range of industries, from trucking to heavy equipment to construction to logging."

Ed Shepard, Bureau of Land Management state director for Oregon and Washington, and Russ Hoeflich, vice president and Oregon director of the Nature Conservancy, delivered keynote addresses titled "Trees, Tradition, Tomorrow — BLM's 70-Year Legacy" and "Conservation View of Public Forests" respectively, at the OLC opening session.

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