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Expo Program

SCLC Presents the 71st Annual Forest Products & Construction Equipment Exposition
Shasta District Fairgrounds 1890 Briggs St. Anderson CA 96007

"Managed Forests" "Healthier Safer Resilient"
February 6th, 7th & 8th 2020

The 2020 Expo is over!

We would like to thank everyone who attended. You can review the program below for posterity.

Previous Days

Tuesday, February 4th

8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. – Licensed Timber Operator Training Class (Day 1)
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

This is the standard Licensed Timber Operators Training class provided by Cal Fire.  There are additional requirements for most LTO license categories not provided by this class.  The class consists of two (2) eight-hour days. Attendance of both class sessions is mandatory. Class materials provided will be 3-hole punched. Please bring a binder in addition to writing utensils, highlighter’s, and post-it notes.

Class size limited to 40 students; registration fee is due upon registration.


To register contact:

SCLC
Phone: (530) 222-1290
Email: sclcexpo@att.net


8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. – “Fireline Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors”
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

This safety training class will allow attendees to receive an “Interagency Emergency Equipment Operator Card” issued by Cal Fire and US Forest Service through the State Fire Marshalls Office. When properly equipped, persons with the “Vendor Card” can work on fires under Cal Fire or Forest Service command.

Instructor’s: Tom Fields, Fire Science Instructor with Shasta-Trinity Regional Occupation Program and Assistant Chief, Palo Cedro Fire Department. Gary Lyons, retired Battalion Chief, Cal Fire. Class size limited to 40 students.

Registration Fee $95 – Lunch provided

To register contact:

SCLC
Phone: (530) 222-1290
Email: sclcexpo@att.net

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

Wednesday, February 5th

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Licensed Timber Operator Training Class (Day 2)
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

This is the second of two (2) eight-hour training days.

9:00 a.m. to Conclusion – 39th Annual Golf Tournament – Shotgun Start (Check-In 8:00 a.m.)
Location: Gold Hills Golf Club, Redding, CA

Entry fee $75 – Lunch and Special prizes included. Entry deadline January 31, 2020, or first 120 paid entries.
Contact: Paul Violett (530) 675-2343 | Email: pviolett@soperwheeler.com

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Logger's Association of Nothern California presents: “First Aid/CPR"
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Old Igo-Ono School House

There will be a $75 fee for those who wish to register but are not members of the Logging Association of Northern California.
Contact: Mark Lathrop at (530) 926-0771 | Email: lancmarkl@gmail.com

No elective Certified Logger CE Units but provides “Proof of CPR” for annual renewal as LANC Certified Logger.

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Associated California Loggers presents: “Risk Management”
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

Sponsored by Associated California Loggers, and presented by ACL Safety Director, Don Milani. There are fees associated with this presentation: Fee $65.

Contact: Don Milani (916) 704-6018 | Email: milanisafetyservices@comcast.net

2 Units ACL Pro Logger CE Credit and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Media Logging Contest
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

Join local media celebrities as they compete for the coveted Logging Conference Trophy

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Associated California Loggers presents: First Aid/CPR
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds Fusaro Hall

Sponsored by Associated California Loggers and presented by ACL Safety Director, Don Milani. There are fees associated with this presentation: Fee $75.

4 Units ACL Pro Logger Credit (for first-time Pro Loggers). No elective Pro Logger CE Units, but provides “Proof of CPR” for annual renewal as Pro Loggers.

Contact: Don Milani (916) 704-6018 | Email: milanisafetyservices@comcast.net

Thursday, February 6th

Thursday Morning Events

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Gin Fizz Breakfast – Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall
Bullwhackers TBD.
You must have a ticket to attend this event.
Tickets are sold out!

Join your logging and construction industry friends to kick off the start of the Logging Conference. Breakfast, eye openers, memorials and awards will be featured. The Keynote speaker, Shaun Crook, will speak “From the Stump”.  Shaun is the Second Vice President of the California Farm Bureau Federation and a Licensed Timber Operator and Vice President of his family’s timber and logging business. 

Also, at the breakfast will be Bruce Ward, founder and President of “Choose Outdoors”.  He is the executive producer of “America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell”. He will update us on his latest project showcasing California Forestry.

1 Unit ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Education Day – By Invitation Only
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds

Each year SCLC enlists the assistance of volunteers which include Professional Forester’s, Logger’s, Resource Professional’s, Agency Staff, Scientists, Business Owner’s and Landowner’s. They host local and regional student’s and introduce them to Forest Management and the Forest Products Industry.

11:00 a.m. Exhibits Open at Shasta District Fairgrounds
Free and open to the public -- come join us!

Thursday Afternoon Events

12:30 p.m. to Conclusion – Presidents Ax Throw
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

The competition is fierce as the Sierra–Cascade Logging Conference Past Presidents compete for the bull’s eye. Winner takes home the Mike Balcom Award!

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion – “Politics and Policy – Surviving the California Business Climate Change”
Moderator: Clayton Code, LandVest LLC
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

This year’s panel will feature presentations on the new AB5 law that determines who is an independent contractor.  This will affect everyone in our industry so plan on attending to understand what this law will do.  The panel will discuss the challenges our industry is facing and some of the solutions.

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Victors Insurance Services presents: “Why Turn Right?”
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall
Sponsored by: Victors Insurance Services, presented by ACL Safety Director Don Milani.
Contact: Don Milani (916) 704-6018 | Email: milanisafetyservices@comcast.net

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Logging Sports Exhibition
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

Join the action as College teams from across California compete in traditional logging sports events including: chopping, whip-sawing, ax throwing, and choker-setting among others. Stihl chain saws and safety gear provided by Al’s Saw Shop, Redding, CA

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion "In Woods Log Processing – What's the Right Equipment"
Moderator: Kevin Broderick, Bejac Corporation
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

The panel will include presentations from equipment manufacturers and dealers on the latest innovations and improvements in logging equipment for logging on steep slopes and processing in the woods.  Hear factory reps from Tigercat, TimberPro, Weiler Forestry/Cat and others discuss what you will need to compete using the latest logging systems.

2 Units ACL Pro Logger/LANC Certified Logger Credit.

3:00 p.m. to Conclusion – SCLC Board Meeting
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Pepsi Pavilion (Inclement weather, Ferrari Hall)

5:00 p.m. Exhibits Close

Thursday Evening Events

6:00 p.m. Presidents Reception and Vendor Dinner

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

You must have a ticket to attend this event.

Friday, February 7th

Friday Morning Events

7:00 a.m. to Conclusion – Alumni Breakfasts

Humboldt State University Forestry Alumni Breakfast
Location: Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1987 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA
Contact: Greg Kostick (530) 532-0621 or 515-2345

Cal Poly Forestry and Natural Resources Alumni Breakfast
Location: Black Bear Diner, 2605 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA
Contact: Sarah Oldson (530) 251-3278 | Email: saraho@crcforestry.com

7:30 a.m. to Conclusion – Cal Forester’s Alumni Breakfast
Location: Best Western Hilltop Inn/C.R. Gibbs, Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA
Contact: Don Beaty (530) 524-17933 | Email: donb@wmbeaty.com
Or Bob Rynearson (530) 524-0105

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Future Farmers of America Forestry Contest
Registration starts at 7:00 a.m.
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

High School Natural Resource Students from across northern California's Future Farmers of America (FFA) programs compete in 8 to 10 contests that are judged to determine who has the best overall knowledge of forestry skills.  The students are introduced to Resource Professionals and obtain a better understanding of the Forest Products Industry during the competition.

9:00 a.m. Exhibits Open at Shasta District Fairgrounds
Free and open to the public -- come join us!

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – World Strongest Logger Competition
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Building D in the “Stock Barn”

Come see the “World’s Strongest Loggers” compete in events that will amaze you.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00a.m. “Introduction to the Avenza Mapps App”
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

This workshop will be presented by Wes Solus, forester with Campbell Timberlands, and Jim Ostrowski with Jim Ostrowski Forestry.  The Avenza Maps mapping application can be run on smart phones and tablets and is used by foresters, loggers and contractors for better communication of THP information, reforestation contracts and during contract administration.  If you are not using Avenza Maps, you should be, and this workshop will help you get started.

1 Unit ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

10:30 a.m. – 12:00p.m. Panel Discussion: "Training the Next Generation of Loggers"
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall
Moderator: John Livingston, Instructor at Shasta College Heavy Equipment Program

The logging industry is facing the same shortage of skilled labor as many other industries.  This panel will introduce the audience to the Heavy Equipment Logging Operations (HELO) program at Shasta College.  This innovative program puts students in the seat of state of the art logging equipment and trains them to be ready for the woods.  Panelist will talk about the available internship program and how you can participate.

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

10:30 a.m. to Conclusion – Ladies Day Champagne Brunch
Location: Win-River Casino Hotel – Eagle Room, Redding, CA
You must have a ticket to attend this event.
Tickets are sold out!

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Logging Sports Exhibition
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

Join the action as College teams from across California compete with the Pro’s in traditional logging sports events including: chopping, whip-sawing, choker-setting, and ax throwing among others. Stihl chain saws and safety gear provided by Al’s Saw Shop, Redding, CA

Friday Afternoon Events

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion – “Preventing the Next 'Big One'”
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall
Moderator: Kirby Molen, Sierra Forest Products

The historic drought and forest mortality in the Southern Sierra’s have faded from the public spotlight as the 2018 fire season shifted attention.  The region’s massive tree mortality has changed the landscape and fuel loading in this region creating new challenges.  This panel will bring together Kevin Conway from Cal Fire, Jeff Gletne, Kern County Forester, and Tim Messer, contract logger.  They will share their perspectives and roles in treating the millions of dead trees and removing the massive fuel build up.  The question that remains is will this be enough to prevent the next mega fire in this region?

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Wild Things, Wildlife Show
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Pepsi Pavilion (inclement weather, Ferrari Hall)

Wild Things, Inc. was founded in 1987 for the explicit purpose of housing and caring for displaced wildlife and educating the public with a message of conservation and appreciation for natural wonders.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30p.m. Panel Discussion – “Cal Fire Forestry Update”
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall
Moderator: Dennis Hall, Cal Fire

CAL FIRE personnel will present updates on topics important to LTOs and RPFs.  This year’s topics will include: 1) an overview of efforts CAL FIRE is taking to address impacts from the increase in large and damaging wildfires throughout the State and how the Wildfire Resilience Program can provide assistance, education and outreach to private forest landowners, presented by Chief Chris Anthony, the new Wildfire Resilience Staff Chief; 2) information on grant opportunities and other program details for increasing the pace and scale of fuels management across the state, presented by staff from our Climate and Energy Program; and 3) a briefing on the Cal VTP and steps toward implementation, presented by Chief Gabe Schultz, Northern Region Resource Manager.  Come join us for updates, questions and comments on issues that affect the Licensed Timber Operators and Registered Professional Foresters in the state.

2 Units ACL Pro Logger/LANC Certified Logger Credit

5:00 p.m. Exhibits Close

Friday Evening Events

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – California Women in Timber Reception
Location: Sheraton Redding Hotel, Redding, CA

Come and meet the women in the California Women in Timber group and hear about their many activities and programs.  Enjoy complimentary appetizers and one free beverage at the no-host bar.

5:00 p.m. to Conclusion – Lumberjack Banquet & Education Auction – Doors open at 5:00
Location: Redding Civic Auditorium, Redding, CA

Doors open at 5:00 p.m., Dinner starts serving at 6:00 p.m.
You must have a ticket to attend this event.

Saturday, February 8th

Saturday Morning Events

6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Truckers Seminar – Doors open at 6:30 a.m. – coffee, donuts, and breakfast burritos provided.
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

Door prize tickets $5 – Check at the door for prizes.

3 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

8:00 a.m. to Conclusion – Past Presidents Breakfast: Hosted by Sierra–Cascade Logging Conference
Location: Win-River Hotel Casino – Eagle Room, Redding, CA

Buffet style breakfast will be provided courtesy of Sierra Cascade Logging Conference. Please pass the word, we encourage all Past Presidents and spouses to attend.

9:00 a.m. Exhibits Open at Shasta District Fairgrounds
Free and open to the public -- come join us!

9:00 a.m. to Conclusion – “Log Loader Skills Competition”
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Infield

Test your log loading skills in the SCLC Log Loader Skills Competition.  Along with bragging rights, awards will be given for 1st through 5th place.

To participate in this event, Loader Operators must be a SCLC “Member” and are required to be sponsored by a company or be an owner/operator.

Contact: Gary Warner (530) 941-4655 or 241-4000 | Email: gwarnerinc1@sbcglobal.net

9:00 a.m. to Conclusion – “Excavator Rodeo”
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Infield

Can you dig it? Balance it? That is the question that contestants from far and wide will try to answer. Join us as we watch experienced excavator operators fight time and gravity to take home the prize money. Equipment available to competitors will include CAT, Case, John Deere, Komatsu, and Link Belt excavators. There is a $10 entry fee to participate.

1st Prize - $1000 | 2nd Prize - $500 | 3rd Prize - $250

Contact: Keith Foster (530) 941-7414 or 221-2103

10:00a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Log Scaling Seminar
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds

Knowledge of the rules and methods of log scaling, or measuring, is vital information for log loaders, fallers, foresters, and truck drivers.  This field seminar will pair the participants with professional log scalers to look at logs on the ground and see how they are scaled and what defects are considered.  Come prepared to be outside rain or shine and learn more about how logs are scaled.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Wild Things, Wildlife Show
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Pepsi Pavilion (if inclement weather, Joe Spear Judging Arena)

Wild Things, Inc. was founded in 1987 for the explicit purpose of housing and caring for displaced wildlife and educating the public with a message of conservation and appreciation for natural wonders

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Logging Sports Exhibition
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

Join the action as College teams and Professionals from across California compete together. Events include traditional logging sports including: chopping, whip-sawing, choker-setting, and ax throwing among others.

Saturday Afternoon Events

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. World's Strongest Logger Competition
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Building D in the “Stock Barn”

Come see the World’s Strongest Loggers compete in events that will amaze you.

2:00 p.m. 2:45 p.m. Wild Things, Wildlife Show
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Pepsi Pavilion (if inclement weather, Ferrari Hall)

Wild Things, Inc. was founded in 1987 for the explicit purpose of housing and caring for displaced wildlife and educating the public with a message of conservation and appreciation for natural wonders.

3:00 p.m. Sierra–Cascade Logging Conference Gun Drawing

Drawing will be held at Shasta District Fairgrounds. Winner need not be present to win - $20 donation. Tickets for sale at Fairgrounds during the Equipment Expo.

This Year’s Drawing

First Place Winner 2 guns; Benelli 12ga. x 3 /1/2" Max SBE3 Shotgun, and Winchester model 70-300 Mag Rifle w/ Leupold Scope.
Second Prize 2 Guns; Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport II, .223 rifle with a Red Dot Sight, and Glock G21SF 45 ACP Pistol,
Third Prize $500.00 Sportsman’s Warehouse Gift Card
Fourth Prize $250.00 Cabela’s Gift Card