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Forest Service Reveals Immediate Forest Plans

U.S. Forest Service reported it sold 2.87 billion BF of timber sales (compared to the agency target of 4 billion BF) in fiscal 2021, a decrease from 3.2 billion BF in FY 2020, according to the agency’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Justification document. The sold volume was valued at $197 million. The decrease in sales was primarily due to limited staff capacity and no-bid…

Stihl To Provide $120,000 Worth Of Grants

Stihl Inc. announced today the expansion of the Hearts of Stihl program, an initiative to care for the environment through the preservation of our nation’s state parks. Inspired by the staff of America’s State Parks, the mission of Hearts of Stihl is to help those people and programs that are caring for the national treasures that are our America’s State Parks, and preserve them…

AOL’s Storm: FS Proposed Sale Reduction ‘Unacceptable’

In a recent issue of Associated Oregon Loggers’ Mainline publication, AOL Executive Vice President Rex Storm says proposals for future reductions in commercial timber sales in Forest Service (FS) Region 6 (Oregon and Washington) are “unacceptable.” Looking ahead to 2023 and 2024, Storm notes FS regional officials announced in April that timber sale volume planned target for…

New From John Deere: 900 MH-Series Tracked Harvester With Intelligent Boom Control

John Deere has released its latest operator assistance control feature, Intelligent Boom Control (IBC), for the 900 MH-series tracked harvester. The development of this model is a result of global collaboration between the John Deere wheeled cut-to-length (CTL) and full-tree forestry teams, aiming to implement IBC’s field proven technology into MH-series of tracked harvesters…

Students Thank OLC Foundation

Students at Pleasant Hill High School in Oregon recently presented a custom designed maple burl, laser engraved by the students in the Career and Technical Education program as a plaque of appreciation to the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation for the fourth annual high school career day held at this year’s OLC in February…

Beat The Heat With StaCool Vest

The StaCool Vest core body cooling system is made of micro-thin, highly breathable materials that are easy to care for, providing wearers unsurpassed cooling comfort without compromising mobility. With models that can be worn over or under normal clothing, there is a StaCool Vest to suit any style, preference, and application…

Fire Focus Leaves Forests To Burn

Large wildfires throughout Siberia are being left to burn as Russia focuses its resources on the war in Ukraine. Russia had a record-setting fire year in 2021, and 2022 is starting out at the same pace as fire season has arrived in Russia several months early…

Remsoft, ForestPHD Partnership Targets Demand For Intelligence-Based Forest Operations

Remsoft’s collaboration with ForestPHD, the Australian-based developer of Sticks, opens new opportunities for forestry companies to drive more accurate harvest, delivery and wood flow schedules and budgets. This partnership will enable the use of forest machine data in Remsoft Forest Intelligence solutions…

Oregon Timber Agreement Said To Be Historic

An historic agreement between the timber industry and environmental advocates that the Oregon state legislature recently passed into law forms a comprehensive set of changes to the Oregon Forest Practices Act, and is the result of months of negotiations facilitated by Gov. Kate Brown in which, among others, Roseburg Forest Products directly participated…

Pewag Completes Acquisition Of Wallingford’s, BABAC

Pewag group, a leading global company in traction chain devices and industrial chain solutions (founded in 1479), has announced that is has completed the acquisition of Wallingford’s Inc. and BABAC Inc, a leading U.S.-based provider of forestry traction devices, forestry supplies and snow chains. Wallingford’s and BABAC have been consolidated as part of Pewag’s traction and forestry segment as of December 17th, 2021…

Oregon Timber Agreement Said To Be Historic

Oregon Timber Agreement Said To Be Historic

An historic agreement between the timber industry and environmental advocates that the Oregon state legislature recently passed into law forms a comprehensive set of changes to the Oregon Forest Practices Act, and is the result of months of negotiations facilitated by Gov. Kate Brown in which, among others, Roseburg Forest Products directly participated…

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Pewag Completes Acquisition Of Wallingford’s, BABAC

Pewag Completes Acquisition Of Wallingford’s, BABAC

Pewag group, a leading global company in traction chain devices and industrial chain solutions (founded in 1479), has announced that is has completed the acquisition of Wallingford’s Inc. and BABAC Inc, a leading U.S.-based provider of forestry traction devices, forestry supplies and snow chains. Wallingford’s and BABAC have been consolidated as part of Pewag’s traction and forestry segment as of December 17th, 2021…

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Maine Job Hit With Environmental Fine

Maine Job Hit With Environmental Fine

A Maine forestry company has entered into an agreement with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and is paying a fine after logging activities near Bowdoinham created a cleared opening too close to a freshwater wetland and removed too many trees, officials said…

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FSC Halts Certification Of Russian Products

FSC Halts Certification Of Russian Products

In early March the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) suspended trading certificates in Russia and Belarus and announced it would “block wood sourcing” from the two countries as long as the armed conflict in Ukraine continued. According to the FSC announcement, “Wood and forest products from Russia and Belarus cannot be used in FSC products or be sold as FSC-certified anywhere in the world as long as the armed violence continues.” Forest management…

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Oregon Logging Conference 2022

Oregon Logging Conference 2022

Loggers from across the Northwest and parts beyond recently traveled to the Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) here for the first show since 2020 and the 2021 virtual event. The show enjoyed great crowds and weather and lots of the latest in logging equipment and technology. A major theme and focus of the OLC and its supporters is finding and developing new employees for all segments of the industry, from in-woods personnel and equipment operators to diesel technology…

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Ponsse Elephant King

Ponsse Elephant King

The Ponsse Elephant King forwarder is the most powerful machine in the manufacturer’s forwarder range, which they claim to be the most productive forwarder on the market, offering a superior level of comfort, and is particularly economical and efficient when transport distances are long or transported trees are large…

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Bandit Purchases The Trelan Co.

Bandit Purchases The Trelan Co.

Bandit Industries has purchased The Trelan Co. from the Schumacher family. Bandit will continue to produce Trelan chippers and related products and market them as Trelan machines produced by Bandit. Bandit will also supply parts and service to Trelan customers…

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