THE UNIFIED VOICE OF THE WESTERN LOGGING INDUSTRY

 

Mission Statement

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.

2022 Executive Board

PRESIDENT – 2022 – ARIZONA 

Tom Holl  

Canyon Creek Logging 

1st VICE PRESIDENT – 2023 – WASHINGTON 

Casey Black

Weyerhaeuser Co.

2nd VICE PRESIDENT – 2024 – HAWAII 

Hunter Harrill

Humboldt, University

3rd VICE PRESIDENT – 2025 – CALIFORNIA 

Roger Smith

R L Smith Logging

4th VICE PRESIDENT – 2026 – ARIZONA 

Duane Doyle Jr.

Peterson Cat

SECRETARY-TREASURER 

Jeff Wimer  

PRESIDENT– 2020-21 

Wayne Settle 

Ritchie Bros.

PRESIDENT– 2019 

Don Banasky 

Dorman/WCTP

PRESIDENT– 2018 - 8TH LIVE WOODS SHOW 

Jeff Wimer  

 

COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR 

Hunter Harrill

Humboldt, University

 

ALLIED INDUSTRIES 

Ken Schirman 

Triad Machinery

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Diane Mettler 

Pacific Logging Congress

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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.