Heads Up! Logging Conference and Timbersports Coming in March

Steam and water drops cover Chris Baldo, a volunteer from the Willits-based Roots of Motive Power, Inc., as he fires up a steam-powered road roller at the 75th annual Redwood Region Logging Conference at Redwood Acres on Saturday, March 16, 2013. [All photos by Mark Larson.]

Redwood Region Logging press release:

The Redwood Region Logging is gearing up for its 77th annual Conference to be held on March 19, 20 and 21st at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka. 

President of this year’s conference, Mike Lommori of Rio Dell, expects the conference to be one of the biggest conferences ever. In addition to vendors and businesses from all over the western United States, the conference will host the National College Timbersports competition. Schools from California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho and Montana will compete to represent their school on the national stage during the summer of 2015 at the Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Championship. 

The Logging Conference showcases the latest and greatest equipment for logging companies on the West ranging from large log moving equipment to small electronic devices used in the timber industry.

The Conference starts on Thursday, March 19th with Education Day. Local school students will be provided with a tour of the equipment, watch the Lumberjack Timbersports teams and see the Historical Displays. Thursday evening will be the Beer and Wine Tasting as well as the VOICE Competition. Friday will include the Annual Business Meeting and Career Day for High School Juniors and Seniors as well as the High School Forestry Contest. Friday evening will be the Timberman’s Dinner/Auction at the Arcata Community Center and Saturday will be all day events at the Fairgrounds. The admission to the Fairgrounds activities are FREE to the public.

The Redwood Acres Fairgrounds will be transformed into a venue of Natural Resource Opportunities and VENDOR SPACES are still available for local businesses to showcase their products. The spaces are a variety of sizes and to learn more about the vendor opportunities, look at the web site at www.rrlc.net. 

The Redwood Region Logging Conference provides the largest logging equipment show in California. The organization consists of 20 Board of Directors from Fort Bragg, Ukiah, Willits, Redcrest, Rio Dell, Fortuna, Eureka and Arcata. 

For more information on the Conference, go to our website at www.rrlc.net  

Below some photos from the 2013 Logging Conference.

Justine Zeni, an engineering major at U.C. Berkeley, competed in a double sawing competition in the Lumberjack & Jill Show at the 75th annual Redwood Region Logging Conference at Redwood Acres on Saturday, March 16.

Justine Zeni, an engineering major at U.C. Berkeley, competed in a double sawing competition in the Lumberjack & Jill Show at the 75th annual Redwood Region Logging Conference at Redwood Acres on Saturday, March 16.

Parents and children enjoyed free rides from the Gypsy locomotive provided by the Timber Heritage Association at the 75th annual Redwood Region Logging Conference at Redwood Acres on Saturday, March 16.

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015

6:00 PM Ladies Night Out Dinner – Celebration Boulevard Hall, 107 5th Street, Eureka

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM College Conclave Lumberjack “Timbersports” Team Competition – All Day

Grandstand Area, Fairgrounds

9:00 AM Exhibits Open – Fairgrounds

9:00 AM Education Day – Fairgrounds

9:30 AM Pro Logger Risk Management – Red Lion Conference Room

10:00 AM Golf Tournament – Baywood Golf & Country Club

Noon Umpqua Bank Mural Awards – Grandstands, Fairgrounds

1:00 – 5:00 PM Pro Logger First Aid/CPR and Risk Management – Red Lion Conference Room

5:00 PM Exhibits Close

6:00 PM Thursday Evening BBQ, Beer & Wine Tasting Gala, THE VOICE & Chainsaw

Carving Auction – Home Ec. Building, Fairgrounds

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM College Conclave “Timbersports” Team Competition – Grandstand Area, Fairgrounds

8:30 AM Gin Fizz Breakfast – Home Ec. Building, Fairgrounds

8:45 AM Keynote Speaker – Dan Tomascheski, Vice President of Resources, Sierra Pacific Industries

11:00 AM Pro Logger Class – Sustainable Forestry Certification Programs, Home Ec. Bldg., Fairgrounds

Noon Wild Things Inc. – Wildlife Show Area, Fairgrounds

Noon High School Forestry Competition – Turf Club at Fairgrounds

12:30 PM Career Day for High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, Turf Club, Fairgrounds

1:00 PM Pro Logger Class – Safety for Everyone, Home Ec. Building, Fairgrounds

2:00 PM Wild Things Inc. – Wildlife Show Area, Fairgrounds

2:00 PM Pro Logger Class – Utility Pole Opportunities, Home Ec. Building, Fairgrounds

3:00 PM Pro Logger Class – California Highway Patrol Rules and Regulations – Home Ec. Bldg. Fairgrounds

4:00 PM Wild Things Inc. – Wildlife Show Area, Fairgrounds

5:00 PM Exhibits Close

6:00 PM Timberman’s Banquet/Auction & Sawdust Bowl Social – Arcata Community Center

SATURDAY, March 21, 2015

9:00 AM Exhibits Open – Fairgrounds

11:00 AM Wild Things Inc. – Wildlife Show Area, Fairgrounds

11:00 AM Sawmill Exhibition – Outdoor Exhibit Space, Fairgrounds

NOON “LOGGERS COMPETITION” – Near Covered Arena at Fairgrounds

NOON Lumberjack & Jill Show – Lumberjack Area, Fairgrounds

1:30 PM Wild Things Inc. – Wildlife Show Area, Fairgrounds

2:00 PM Lumberjack & Jill Show – Lumberjack Area, Fairgrounds

2:30 PM RRLC Past Presidents Axe Throw – Lumberjack Show Arena, Fairgrounds

4:00 PM Drawing for the GUN RAFFLE – Fairgrounds

4:30 PM Conference Closes

Closed Sunday

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Previously: Photos, Photos, Photos of the 75th Annual Redwood Region Logging Conference

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