Program and Convention Agenda


Curious about what the Pacific Logging Congress has to offer?

Take a look below at the program schedule for

last year's PLC 2016 in San Diego!



Get credit for attending PLC! CLICK HERE for the complete list of ProLogger & SAF Continuing Ed credits
you could earn by attending this year's Congress!  


7:30-9:30am   PLC Executive Committee Meeting & PFF Board Meeting

10:00am   Depart for golf — Coronado Golf Course
Registration closes Monday, Oct. 31, 2106
Reserved tee times start at 11am, see registration form for costs & sign-up

5:00pm   PLC “Early Arrivers” Open HousePLC President’s Suite, room number TBA
Join us for an informal get-together & a cool beverage — it’s your chance to try
President Doug’s “signature drink!”

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8:30am — PLC Past Presidents' Breakfast — for Past PLC Presidents, Sitting & First VP

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9:00am — PLC Past First Ladies' Breakfast — for Past First Ladies, Sitting & First VP

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3:00-4:30pm — PLC General Directors Board Meeting

6:30-8:30pm — Welcome Reception – “Meet & Greet”
Be sure to pick up your registration Welcome Bag while you’re here

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• Auction items will be on display during meetings for viewing & bidding •

6:30-7:30am  — Hosted Breakfast Ballroom Foyer
Registration Welcome Bag pick-up table —Ballroom Foyer

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7:30am — PROGRAM SESSION — Day 1
Opening PresentationBallroom Salons C & D, adjacent to Ballroom Foyer

Posting of the Colors
Presented by:

President’s Welcome — 2016 Doug Mays
Opening Prayer — Kent Mays, USFS Retired
Welcome to San Diego & Coronado Island

Coffee Breaks  courtesy of
Summit Attachments & Machinery

8:00-10:00am — IMPROVISE: Fire in California — Moderator: Steve Brink, California Forestry Association
Phil Battalgia — W.M. Beaty and Associates, Chief Forester
Mark Bosetti — Sierra Pacific Industries, Log Procurement Manager
Barnie Gyant — USFS Deputy Regional Forester, Region 5

Thom Porter — Cal Fire, Southern Region Chief
Rick Carr — Cal Fire, Southern Region, Deputy Insect & Disease Taskforce Team Leader

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10:00am — Who Needs Loggers, and Why: The Evolution of Forest Ownership & Legal Structures
Jim Johnston, Weyerhaeuser Vice President, Assistant General Counsel

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10:30am — Redwoods: Past, Present & Future
Peter Jackson, Green Diamond Resource Company

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11:00am — Morning Wrap-up — Joe Miller, Doug Mays




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11:15am — Bus loading begins for optional tour of Marine Corp Air Station Miramar
** Pre-registration prior to convention is required **
12:00pm Bus departs for MCAS Miramar
Reception & Lunch — Officers’ Club
Tour Flight Line with an active squadron
Return to Officer’s Lounge, tour USMC Museum
3:30pm — Bus departs for hotel, expect to be back at hotel around 4:30pm


There is SO much to do in the bay area — here are links to some resources & ideas:

Coronado Visitors’ CenterEverything you ever wanted to know about Coronado

The Gaslamp QuarterThe historic heart of San Diego — just across the bay & more fun
than you’ll know what to do with!

SanDiego.orgClick for the inside scoop on San Diego. Watch videos of “local guides”
as they each dish on everything from burritos to hikes, their favorite spots and secret
hangouts - all so that you can experience the good stuff like a local.

8:00-10:00pm — PLC President’s Election Night Party PLC President’s Suite, room number TBA
Put on your red, white & blue and join us as we watch the poll results roll in from across
the country. Plus, if you missed Doug’s “signature drink” on Sunday, now’s your chance!

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• Auction items will be on display during meetings for viewing & bidding •

6:30-7:30am — Hosted BreakfastBallroom Foyer
Registration Welcome Bag pick-up table —Ballroom Foyer

Presented by: 


Coffee Breaks  courtesy of
Summit Attachments & Machinery

7:30am — PROGRAM SESSION — Day 2
Ballroom Salons C & D, adjacent to Ballroom Foyer

A Look Back in Time — The Spruce Production Division in WW1


8:00-10:00am — ADAPT: Steep Slope 2.0 — Moderator: Doug Mays, Weyerhaeuser
John Sessions — Oregon State University, College of Forestry

John Garland — Garland and Associates
Mark Heaysman — Dorsa Vi, Sales & Operations
Rowan Struthers — Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Ltd, New Zealand Operations Manager
Paul Jensen — Developers of Climbmax Felling Machine

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10:00-10:30am — Adapting LEAN for the Woods
Ray Gallant, Impact Consulting

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10:30-11am — Optimizing Forestry Supply Chain
Matt Ludbrook, Trimble Forestry Logistics


11-12:30pm — OVERCOME: Challenges Faced by Landowners, Loggers & Mills
Moderator: Milt Moran, Cascade Timber Consulting
Mark Bosetti — Log Procurement Manager, Sierra Pacific Industries
Robert D'Agostini, Jr. — Owner, J & R Logging
Milt Moran — Cascade Timber Consulting
Ted Hufford — Timberline Logging
Darin Ball — Potlatch Corp
Bob Danielson — Danielson Logging, LLC
Mark Leitao — Director of Operations, Island Timberlands
Craig Fredrickson — Mount Sicker Logging

Presented by:  Mike Pihl Logging

12:30-1pm — World Market Overview: Logs & Lumber
Robert Flynn, RISI Director International Timber


1pm-1:15pm — Morning Wrap-up — Doug Mays




Ballroom Salons C & D, adjacent to Ballroom Foyer


6:00-10:00pm  — AT EASE:
2016 PLC President Doug Mays and his wife Michelle invite you to join them for an evening
of great food, fun and conversation as we wrap up the 107th Pacific Logging Congress.
Dress is business casual — come, relax and enjoy yourselves!

6:00-7:00pm — President’s ReceptionBallroom Foyer
Hosted bar from 6pm-8pm

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7:00-8:00pm  Buffet Dinner Ballroom Salons C & D
Buffet remains open until 8:30pm

Silent Auction ongoing
Auction items have been on display during all the sessions, and will be on display
throughout the evening, so bid early & bid often!

Live Auction 
Presented by:  
Our 16th annual auction promised to be one of the best ones yet!
The auction offerings will be posted on the website in the weeks before the convention
so you can see what’s available for bidding. Net proceeds of the auction fund the
educational outreach arm of the PLC, the Pacific Forest Foundation.

For the 2016-17 school year, the PFF awarded $16,000 
to 14 applicants at 6 institutions, in 5 different states/provinces.

Presentations and Passing of the Ax

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