2020 Redwood Region Logging Conference Program Highlights
(Events and times subject to change)
THURSDAY - March 19, 2020
9:00 AM EDUCATION DAY
Over 1,400 school students will visit the Logging Conference from classes in Humboldt County. 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
9:00 AM GOLF TOURNAMENT
Teams of FOUR: Price $400
Individuals: Price $100
The RRLC Annual Golf Tournament Scramble will be held at the Ukiah 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 - TBA
1:00 - 5:00 PM PRO LOGGER FIRST AID - TBA
12:00 Noon MURAL AWARDS
Education Day students will gather at the Grandstands for the RRLC Mural Contest awards.
Sponsored by: 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
Oysters Provided by: Coast Seafoods
FRIDAY - March 20, 2020
8:30 AM GIN FIZZ BREAKFAST
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 TBA. 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: Redwood Region Logging Conference
10:30 AM – 3:30 PM PROLOGGER CLASSES
Four ProLogger Classes will be offered on Friday starting at 10:30 AM then again at Noon, 1:30 PM, and 2:30 PM. Topics include: TBA. Each class will offer 2 ProLogger Credits from Associated California Loggers. Registration is on page 4 of this program.
Sponsored by: Associated California Loggers & RRLC
12:00 NOON FORESTRY COMPETITION
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 by: Anderson Logging
USAL Redwood Forest Company
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:
Sponsored by: GE & Company
Jacobszoon & Associates
FRIDAY EVENING BANQUET at Arcata Community Center
6:00 PM COCKTAIL SOCIAL
7:00 PM BANQUET & AUCTION
Price per person: $100
Reserved Table of 8: $800
Special Table of 8: $1,300
You will not forget the experience of attending the 81st Anniversary BANQUET of the 2020 Logging Conference. The Sawdust Bowl & Banquet, catered by Doris and Daughter, Auction and Raffle will be held at the Fairgounds. The event includes announcement of the RRLC 2020 Achievement Award. The 2020 Slide Show, and the Education Auction & “Loggers Raffle.” Seating is limited - presale ticket required.
Sponsored by: Redwood Empire Sawmills
Falk Forestry, Inc.
Wine Provided by: American AgCredit
SATURDAY - March 21, 2020
NOON LOG LOADER COMPETITION
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.
Loggers Association of Northern California
11:00 AM PORTABLE SAWMILL EXHIBITION
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.
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 the Eureka Inn. Social starts at 11:30, lunch at Noon. The 2019 Shining Star, Linda Herron, 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
Mendes Supply Co.,
4:00 PM THREE PRIZE DRAWING
The Redwood Region Logging Conference is offering a raffle with THREE chances to win three different prizes. Following are the items to be raffled:
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.
SHOW 'N SHINE
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: Loggers Association of Northern California
EQUIPMENT SHOW FREE
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.
LUMBERJACK & JILL SHOW FREE
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.
CONSERVATION AMBASSADORS WILDLIFE SHOW FREE
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.
HISTORICAL DISPLAYS FREE
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.
PORTABLE SAWMILL EXHIBITION FREE
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.
RRLC INVITATIONAL CHAINSAW CARVING CONTEST FREE
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.
Mad River Lumber
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