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Expo Program

SCLC Presents the 74th Annual Forest Products & Construction Equipment Exposition
Shasta District Fairgrounds 1890 Briggs St. Anderson CA 96007

Working Forests & Skilled Loggers – Building Strong Communities
February 9-11, 2023

The 2023 Expo is over!

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

Tuesday, February 7th

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – “Incident 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.

Instructors: 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 $175 – Lunch provided
To register contact:
SCLC
Phone: (530) 222-1290 | Email: sclcexpo@att.net

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

Wednesday, February 8th

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Logger’s Association of Northern California presents: “First Aid/CPR”
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds Ferreira Hall

There will be a $75 fee for those who wish to register but are not members of the Loggers Association of Northern California. No elective Certified Logger CE Credit Units but provides “Proof of CPR”, for annual renewal as LANC Certified Loggers

9:00 a.m. to Conclusion – 40th 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 limited to first 120 paid entries.
Contact: Paul Violett (530) 675-2343 | Email: pviolett@soperwheeler.com

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 $75
2 Units ACL Pro Logger CE Credit
Contact: Don Milani (916) 704-6018 | Email: milanisafetyservices@comcast.net

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 $85
4 Units ACL Pro Logger CE 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 9th

Thursday Morning Events

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Ginn 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.
Join your logging and construction industry friends to kick off the start of the Logging Conference.  Breakfast, eye openers, Keynote Speaker, memorials and awards will be featured.
2 LANC Qualified Logging Professional Credits (QLP)
1 Unit ACL Pro Logger Credit

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 Foresters, Loggers, Resource Professionals, Agency Staff, Scientists, Business Owner’s and Landowners. Local and regional students are introduced  to the Timber and Construction Industries and careers in the Forest Products Industry.  

11:00 a.m. Exhibits Open at Shasta District Fairgrounds

11:30 a.m. to Conclusion – Presidents Ax Throw and Luncheon
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena and Cattlewomen’s.
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!

Thursday Afternoon Events

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm “Understanding Blanket Purchase Agreements”
Location: Fusaro Hall
Moderator: Zane Peterson
There is a new US Forest Service format for contracting with the USFS in procurement and property services. How to apply, who can apply, the purpose of this type of agreement, and how long these agreements last. Question and answer panel discussion, with examples and contact information.
2 Units ACL Pro Logger Credits | 2 LANC Qualified Logging Professional Credits (QLP)  

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.

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Ferreira Hall

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Calfire Update- Grants & Business Development”
Location: Fusaro Hall
Moderator: Zane Peterson
Panel discussion covering Current Grant Projects; Facilities constructed with Grant Funding, where these are located, grant program successes that demonstrate traction and progress. Information on availability of funding, for grants.
2 Units ACL Pro Logger Credits | 2 LANC Qualified Logging Professional Credits (QLP)

5:00 p.m.  Exhibits Close

Thursday Evening Events

4:00 p.m.-5:30 pm -Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Forestry and Natural Resources Alumni Mixer
Location:  Fall River Brewery 4001 Eastside Road, Redding, CA 96001. 
Contact: Sarah Oldson (530) 251-3278 | Email: saraho@crcforestry.com

5:30 p.m.  President’s Reception and Vendor Dinner
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall
You must have a ticket to attend this event.

Friday, February 10th

Friday Morning Events

 7:00 a.m. to Conclusion – Alumni Breakfasts
Cal Poly Humboldt -Forestry Alumni Breakfast Sponsored by Trinity River Lumber Company
Location: Gaia Hotel – Doors open at 6:30 a.m. for drinks
Contact: Greg Kostick (530) 532-0621 or 515-2345

7:30 a.m. to Conclusion – Cal Forester’s Alumni Breakfast
Location: C.R. Gibbs American Grille,  2300 Hilltop Dr. Redding Ca.
Contact: Don Beaty (530) 524-1793 | Email: donb@wmbeaty.com
Contact: Bob Rynearson (530) 524-0105 | Email:  bobr@wmbeaty.com

8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – FFA High School Forestry Team Competition
Location: Ferrari Hall and outdoors as required by competition

8:30 a.m. to  12:30 p.m. “Where the Shovel Meets the Hoedad” Ag Teacher Professional Development
Location: SCLC History Tent East Parking Lot
Panel of guest speakers from Academia, Private Sector, and Agencies discuss career opportunities/ training required/ career areas in high demand. Post-Secondary Educators present programs and training opportunities, in expansive variety of Agriculture Career Pathways- occupations.

9:00 a.m.  Exhibits Open at Shasta District Fairgrounds

10:00 a.m. –11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion – “Forest Certification Programs – How are they doing and are they meeting our expectations?”
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall
Moderator: Cedric Twight, Sierra Pacific Industries
Independent, Third-Party Certification of forest management programs became an integral part of forest landowners management strategy beginning in the late 1990s.  Now, over 20 years later, most of the forestlands in California are involved in Third Party Certification programs.  One of the goals of these programs was to help the public understand more about forest management and to gain confidence that private and public lands are being managed responsibly and sustainably.  This panel will update us on the progress and challenges in meeting Sustainability Goals and communicating this to the public.
2 Units ACL Pro Logger Credits | 2 LANC Qualified Logging Professional Credits (QLP)

11:00 a.m. to Conclusion – Jerry Bryant Ladies Day Luncheon
Location: Win-River Casino Hotel “Eagle Room” – Redding, CA
You must have a ticket to attend this event.

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 chainsaws and safety gear provided by Al’s Saw Shop, Redding, CA

Friday Afternoon Events

12:30 -2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion- Identification and Management of California Species of Concern
Location: Fusaro Hall
Moderator: Wes Solus, Campbell Global
This two-part panel will start with Environmental Scientists from CDFW and CAL Fire presenting an overview of how to identify species of concern found within the forest environment and commonly addressed within Timber Harvest Plans.  This field-based approach will look at specie identification, indicators of presence, common features of nest structures and an overview of protection measures important to LTO’s.

The second part will have Dr. Jake Verschuyl with the National Council of Air and Stream Improvement present his ongoing research to look at the effectiveness of the wildlife mitigation and habitat management that is being applied in California’s working forests.  Loggers make a lot of effort to protect wildlife habitat and Dr. Verschuyl’s research is helping to understand how important this is.
 2 Units ACL Pro Logger Credits | 2 LANC Qualified Logging Professional Credits (QLP)

2:00 p.m.-2:30p.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.

2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.- Presentation- Observations from Logging around the globe.
Location: Fusaro Hall
Presenter: Richard Lawler- John Deere
A Global perspective of economy and efficiency in timber operations with an overview of emerging technology in new equipment. GPS capabilities and the ability to access mapping directly from your equipment. Economic value in uncertain & challenging economic time
2 Units ACL Pro Logger Credits     2 LANC Qualified Logging Professional Credits (QLP

5:00 p.m.  Exhibits Close

Friday Evening Events

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – California Women in Timber Reception
Location: Redding Rodeo Association Clubhouse , 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. 

5:30 p.m. to Conclusion – Lumberjack Banquet & Education Auction – Doors open at 5:30
Location: Redding Civic Auditorium, Redding, CA
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Dinner starts serving at 6:00 p.m.
You must have a ticket to attend this event.

Saturday, February 11th

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. Presentations by California Highway Patrol, California Air Resources Board, Pape Kenworth and California Trucking Association.

3 Units ACL Pro Logger Credits | 3 LANC Qualified Logging Professional Credits (QLP)

9:00 a.m.  Exhibits Open at Shasta District Fairgrounds

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

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 from across California, Nevada, Arizona and Oregon compete. Events include traditional logging sports; chopping, whip-sawing, choker-setting, and ax throwing among others.
Stihl Chainsaws and safety gear provided by Al’s Saw Shop in Redding, Ca.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.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

Saturday Afternoon Events

12:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Pro-Logging Sports Exhibition
Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds- Joe Spear Judging Arena

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 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 – 2023 Polaris Ranger Side by Side.(Trailer not included)
Second Prize – 1 Set of Commercial Steering Tires
Third Prize – $500.00 Cabela's Gift Card

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