THE UNIFIED VOICE OF THE WESTERN LOGGING INDUSTRY
The Pacific Logging Congress mission is to fulfill the need to provide sound technical education about the forest industry. Founded in 1909, the Pacific Logging Congress has sought to educate politicians, educators, their students and the general public about the need for sound responsible forestry to supply global needs for wood fiber.
2023 Executive Board
PRESIDENT – 2023 – WASHINGTON
1st VICE PRESIDENT – 2024 – HAWAII
R L Smith Logging
2nd VICE PRESIDENT – 2025 – CALIFORNIA
3rd VICE PRESIDENT – 2026 – ARIZONA
Duane Doyle Jr.
Canyon Creek Logging
Pacific Logging Congress
PACIFIC LOGGING CONGRESS/PACIFIC FOREST FOUNDATION EDUCATION IS OUR MAIN FOCUS AND COMMITMENT
The Pacific Logging Congress (PLC) is an association of representatives from the forest management side of the forest industry in the Western United States and British Columbia. Membership consists of managers, owners of logging companies, lumber mills or forest products companies, manufacturers and forestry equipment dealers.
Historically, PLC was a combined equipment show and convention where the newest logging equipment and supplies were exhibited. Meetings included educational and informational presentations about logging industry topics such as safety and logging techniques, and political activities were discussed.
Today, Pacific Logging Congress and Pacific Forest Foundation have a strong priority of educating students, teachers, and the public about timber harvesting and forestry. In 1997 PLC produced It Takes A Tree—a video, brochure, lesson plan, and exhibit that has been displayed at teacher science fairs and industry conferences and continues to be used throughout the U.S. and Canada
In 2008 the PLC and PFF responded to the shortage of forestry labor—a concern that is facing our industry—by producing This Is My Office, a 7-minute job-recruitment DVD that targets career-oriented high school students and young adults. The DVD takes viewers on location to various logging sites where “our people tell our story” to those who may be searching for careers in our industry. This Is My Office was unveiled at the 100th Anniversary of PLC in November 2009.
PLC and PFF continue to support other education programs such as Provider Pals. This program provides inner-city schools with a better understanding of the natural resources industry. Public education is very important for the future of our industry and through programs like these we can continue to get our message out there.
Every 4 years the PLC hosts the Live In The Woods show, where equipment manufacturers demonstrate their products in an actual logging operation format. At past woods shows, PLC has hosted more than 3,000 students, teachers and parents over a two-day period. They view the safest and most environmentally advanced logging methods available.