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April 10, 2019
Madisons lumber report

Saw science: New research on online saw monitoring

UBC researchers are publishing new research on using sensors to assess the sawing process in terms of surface quality and power consumption. Their main goals are online process control and tool condition monitoring.

Caribou conservation plans face backlash from BC forestry sector

B.C. has proposed a new plan to protect endangered caribou living near Chetwynd. But 500 jobs may be at risk under this plan, which may limit logging in the region instead of executing wolf culls.

Canadian trials pave the way for autonomous log trucks

These initial tests, which took place on highways and logging roads in Quebec last fall, are paving the way towards using autonomous log trucks that will help reduce fuel consumption, address driver shortages and improve business efficiency.
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COFI 2019

‘Bumps ahead’: speakers at COFI 2019 present mixed forecast

Speakers at the 2019 BC Council of Forest Industries convention emphasized the need for greater co-operation between industry, government and First Nations, and shared concerns about the current geopolitical pressures impacting the sector. Read our takeaways from the three-day convention. » Read more...

Oregon’s Bighorn Logging commits to innovation

Despite Bighorn’s history of dabbling in different aspects of forestry, the company is now trying to scale down. But that doesn’t mean Bighorn will stop innovating and investing in new technology. One way the company plans to scale down is by using steep slope logging equipment. » Read more...

4 ways to upkeep your harvester head

There are four basic maintenance procedures you should carry out to prolong the life of your harvesting head, writes Derek Graf, Western Canada manager of product support and sales for Waratah Forestry. » Read more...

How contractors fit into BC’s wildfire strategy

"To help improve firefighting results and reduce costs to the province, vital improvements are needed, including better pre-planning, more cross-training, improvements in communication, and increased utilization of localized contractor resources," write Truck Loggers Association's David Elstone and contractor Chris Cole. » Read more...

Canadian Woodlands Forum Spring Meeting

April 10-12
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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Olympic Logging Conference

April 24-26, 2019
Location: Victoria
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BC Saw Filers Association 2019 Convention

April 25-27, 2019
Location: Kamloops, B.C.
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