Full Program

2020 Redwood Region Logging Conference Program Highlights

(Events and times subject to change)


THURSDAY  -  March 19, 2020


9:00 AM    EDUCATION DAY                                     

Over 1,600 school students will visit the Logging Conference from classes in Mendocino & Lake Counties. Students will cheer the College Lumberjack Show, Wild Things, and Historical Exhibits.  Bus transportation will be sponsored by the Logging Conference Education Fund and volunteer Tour Guides will escort the teachers and students to each one of the Educational Stations.

Sponsored by: GE & Company

                      Women in Timber

                      Barnett Logging

                      Johns' Group, LLC

                      Sierra Pacifid Industries,

                      Three Star Logging


     Teams of FOUR:   Price  $400

      Individuals:         Price  $100

The RRLC Annual Golf Tournament Scramble will be held at the Ukiah Valley Golf Club Course on Thursday. The tournament will start at 9:00 and lunch will be served at noon.  Call the RRLC Office - register at www.rrlc.net

Sponsored by:  Conrad Forest Products


9:30 - 11:30 AM   PRO LOGGER RISK MANAGEMENT - Hampton Inn, Registration required.

1:00 - 5:00 PM     PRO LOGGER FIRST AID   -  Hampton Inn, Registration required.

12:00 Noon   MURAL AWARDS

Education Day students will gather at the Grandstands for the RRLC Mural Contest awards.

Sponsored by:  RRLC & California Women in Timber


5:30 PM   THURSDAY NIGHT BEER & WINE GALA    Price:  $50

The Beer & Wine Tasting Gala will include a BBQ Tri Tip Dinner and Oysters.  A complimentary beer or wine glass will be included.  Chainsaw Carvings will be auctioned to benefit RRLC Ed. Programs. 

Sponsored by:  Shuster's Transportation

                        C&K Johnson Industries

                        Cal-Line Equipment, Inc.

                        Contech Engineered Solutions,

                        Lumber Packaging

Oysters Provided by:  Coast Seafoods


FRIDAY  -  March 20, 2020


RRLC Members Only                     Price   $35

The Annual Gin Fizz & Moose Milk Breakfast officially kicks off the business portion of the Conference.  The Guest Speaker for the breakfast will be Bruce Burton From Willits Redwood Company.  The RRLC Scholarship Awards will be presented at the breakfast including the Emanuel Fritz Memorial, Holmgren Memorial, The Forest Foundation, and the Jere Melo Memorial Scholarship.

Sponsored by:  Bettendorf Trucking

                         Lyme Redwood Forest Co.


11:00 AM – 3:30 PM     PROLOGGER CLASSES

Four ProLogger Classes will be offered on Friday starting at 11:00 AM then again at 12:30, 1:30 PM, and 2:30 PM.  Topics include: CHP Rules and Regulations, "Why Turn Right," Preparing injured workers for medical helicopter evacuation and Continuing Concerns with Fire Safety.   Each class will offer 2 ProLogger Credits from Associated California Loggers.                                                  

Sponsored by:  Associated California Loggers & RRLC



The High School Forestry Competition is in its 27th year at the Redwood Region Logging Conference.  Events in this contest will be held at the Fairgrounds and will test the skills and knowledge needed by resource professionals in the forest products industry.  Pre-registration is required. 

Sponsored byAnderson Logging

                        USAL Redwood Forest Company

                       Schmidbaure Lumber

                       Trinity River Lumber


12:30 TO 2:30 PM       RRLC CAREER DAY       

Career Day will feature opportunities for local High School Sophomore, Junior, Senior, and College students to learn more about the exciting opportunities in the Forest Products Industry.  Pre-registration is required. Contact the RRLC Office at (707) 443-4091 or website:  www.rrlc.net

Sponsored by:  GE & Company

                        Jacobszoon & Associates

                        Bettendorf Trucking

                        The Conservation Fund




Price per person:  $100

Reserved Table of 8:  $800

Special Table of 8: $1,300

You will not forget the experience of attending the 82nd  Anniversary BANQUET of the 2020 Logging Conference.  The Sawdust Bowl & Banquet, Auction and Raffle will be held at the Fairgounds.  The event includes announcement of the RRLC 2020 Achievement Award to Phillip Shuster of Shuster's Transportation, the 2020 Slide Show, and the Education Auction & “Loggers Raffle.”  Seating is limited - presale ticket required.

Sponsored by:  Redwood Empire Sawmill

                         Falk Forestry, Inc.

                        Northern Aggregates

                        Bettendorf Trucking

Wine Provided by:  American AgCredit



SATURDAY  -  March 21, 2020



Participants in the Log Loading competition must be currently employed by an established logging company.  The event will take place at the Fairgrounds and individuals must pre-register with the RRLC Office at (707) 443-4091.

Sponsored by:  Bettendorf Trucking

                        Greenwood Land Development

                        Lyme Redwood Forest Co.

                        Parmeter Logging

                        Loggers Association of Northern California


The RRLC presents the West Coast Portable Sawmill Exhibition as well as Firewood Processing Equipment. Vendors from around the country will demonstrate their products and mill lumber auctioned off at the annual Timberman’s Banquet & Auction.

Sponsored by:  Mendes Supply

                        Redding-Eureka Freightliner

11:30 AM     LADIES LUNCHEON        Price: $50                                 

Join your Timber Industry Women friends for this once-a-year celebration!  The day will include a wonderful lunch at Jeriko Winery in Hopland.  Social starts at 11:30, lunch at Noon.  The 2020 Shining Star will be honored for her years of contribution to the forest products industry.  This will be a very memorable event that you won’t want to miss.  

Sponsored by:  Harvest Market

                       Conrad Forest Products



The Redwood Region Logging Conference is offering a raffle with THREE chances to win three different prizes.  Following are the items to be raffled:

                   1.  Christensen Arms - Mesa Cal. 6.5 Creedmore

                   2.  HENRY All-Weather with Leopold vx-freedom 3-9x40 Cds Scope  Caliber: 45-70

                   3.  Sig Sauer P229  Caliber: 9mm


Tickets for this raffle can be purchased from any one of the RRLC Board of Directors or at the Conference Registration Desk.  The raffle supports the Natural Resource Education programs and you need NOT be present to win.  Tickets are $10.00 each or 15 for $100.  The drawing will be held at 4:00 PM at the Main Exhibit Hall on Saturday, March 21, 2020. 



Continuing Events:



A display of TRUCKS will showcase the best of the best in the Show 'N Shine contest.  Owners must pre-register and vehicles will on display in the Vendor Parking Lot at the Fairgrounds from Thursday morning until Saturday afternoon.  Cash Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the winner on Friday afternoon.

Sponsored by:  Bettendorf Trucking

                        Johns' Group, LLC

                        Parmeter Logging

                        Loggers Association of Northern California


See the largest Logging Equipment show in the State of California.  Vendors from all around the country bring Logging Equipment to be viewed by forest professionals and the general public.  Exhibits include heavy equipment for all types of logging operations, supporting industry, and professional organizations.

Sponsored by:  Humboldt Redwood Company\

                         Mendocino Redwood Company

                         Soper-Wheeler Company



The Lumberjack & Jill Show is an exciting adventure providing a blend of sports, history, and comedy.  This year the Redwood Region Logging Conference has partnered with the Humboldt State University Logging Sports Team as well as other college teams to provide this entertaining, exciting, and educational production.

Sponsored by:  Falk Forestry, Inc.

                         Green Diamond Resource Co.




Wild Things educates students of all ages about wildlife and their environment.  This interactive and thought-provoking program is a celebration of native California wildlife and animal habitats.  Wild Things, Inc. will share real animals and teach the audience about wildlife. They take great pride in offering a sanctuary to many animals that can no longer survive in the wild and their health and future is provided by the organization. 

Sponsored by:  Humboldt Redwood Company

                        Mendocino Redwood Complan


Come ride the historical locomotive and view the steam donkeys as well as other antique logging equipment at the fairgrounds.  This incredible display of equipment from our past will show you how logging operations were conducted over 100 years ago.

Sponsored by:  North Coast Resource Management


The RRLC presents the West Coast Portable Sawmill Exhibition as well as Firewood Processing Equipment.  Vendors from around the country will demonstrate their products and mill lumber auctioned off at the annual Timberman's Banquet & Auction.

Sponsored by:  Mendes Supply

                        Redding-Eureka Freightliner



This contest is open to selected Professional West Coast Chainsaw Carvers.    The sculptures will be created each day and will be auctioned to the highest bidder at each evening’s events. The large carvings will be auctioned Friday evening at the Timberman’s Banquet at the Fairgrounds.  Prize money will be awarded to the winning carvers.

Sponsored by:  Bailey's

                         Mad River Lumber




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