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Expo Program

The 2017 Expo is over!

Thanks to everyone who attended. You can review the program below for posterity.


Previous Days


Tuesday, February 7th

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Licensed Timber Operator Training Class (Day 1)

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Old Igo -Ono Schoolhouse

This is the standard Licensed Timber Operators Training class provided by Cal Fire, which is typically offered three times a year in various locations. The class consists of two (2) eight-hour days. Attendance of both class sessions is mandatory. Class materials provided will be 3-hole punched. Please bring a binder in addition to writing utensils, highlighter’s, and post-it notes.

Class size limited to 35 students; registration fee is $35

To register contact:

Monte Adams, Executive Director, SCLC
Phone: (530) 222-1290 or (530) 949-7176
Fax: (530) 222-1320
Email: sclcexpo@att.net

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – “Fireline Safety Awareness for Hired Vendors”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

This safety training class will allow attendees to receive an “Interagency Emergency Equipment Operator Card” issued by Cal Fire and US Forest Service through the State Fire Marshalls Office. When properly equipped, persons with the “Vendor Card” can work on fires under Cal Fire or Forest Service command.

Instructor’s: Tom Fields, Fire Science Instructor with Shasta-Trinity Regional Occupation Program and Assistant Chief, Palo Cedro Fire Department. Gary Lyons, retired Battalion Chief, Cal Fire. Class size limited to 40 students.

Registration Fee $95 – Lunch provided

To register contact:

Monte Adams, Executive Director, SCLC
Phone: (530) 222-1290 or (530) 949-7176
Fax: (530) 222-1320
Email: sclcexpo@att.net

8 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – “Basic Wilderness First Aid”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

This one day class will teach first aid with an emphasis on situations where trained medical providers are not easily available.It goes beyond basic first aid.Recommended for people who work or recreate in remote locations. Advance registration is required and there is a fee for the course.

Instructors Victor Ciardi and John Blachley will cover the following topics; Scene, Group, and Personal Safety; Patient Assessment; Hypothermia; Frostbite; Dressing for Survival; Going to High Altitude; Heat Illness; Water Disinfection; Wilderness Nutrition & Protecting your Food; Sunburn & Sun Protection; Lightning; Bugs, Snakes & Bears; Hazardous Plants; Medical Emergencies in the Wilderness; Wilderness Wound Care; Creative Bandaging ; Bone & Joint Injuries; Splinting - How to Improvise; Head & Spine Injuries: Assessment & Decision-making; Building Wilderness First Aid Kits; Some Basic Hands on Skills

Class size limited to 40 students; registration fee is $60

To register contact:

Monte Adams, Executive Director, SCLC
Phone: (530) 222-1290 or (530) 949-7176
Fax: (530) 222-1320
Email: sclcexpo@att.net

8 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

Wednesday, February 8th

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Licensed Timber Operator Training Class (Day 2)

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Old Igo -Ono Schoolhouse

This is the second of two (2) eight-hour training days.

9:00 a.m. to Conclusion – 36th Annual Golf Tournament – Shotgun Start (Check-In 8:00 a.m.)

Location: Gold Hills Golf Club, Redding, CA

Entry fee $75 – Lunch and Special prizes included. Entry deadline February 1, 2016, or first 120 paid entries.

Contact: Paul Violett (530) 675-2343 | Email: pviolett@soperwheeler.com

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Associated California Loggers presents: “Risk Management”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

Sponsored by Associated California Loggers, and presented by ACL Safety Director, Don Milani. There are fees associated with this presentation: ACL Members $65, Non-Members $75

Contact: Don Milani (916) 704-6018 | Email: milanisafetyservices@comcast.net

2 Units ACL Pro Logger CE Credit and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Media Logging Contest

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

Join local media celebrities as they compete for the coveted Logging Conference Trophy

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Associated California Loggers presents: First Aid/CPR

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

Sponsored by Associated California Loggers and presented by ACL Safety Director, Don Milani. There are fees associated with this presentation: ACL Members $70, Non-Members $80

4 Units ACL Pro Logger Credit (for first-time Pro Loggers). No elective Pro Logger CE Units, but provides “Proof of CPR” for annual renewal as Pro Loggers.

Contact: Don Milani (916) 704-6018 | Email: milanisafetyservices@comcast.net

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Logger’s Association of Northern California presents: First Aid/CPR

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

There will be a $25 fee for those who wish to register but are not members of the Logging Association of Northern California.

Contact: Buzz Eades (530) 926-0771 | Email: lancbuzz@frontier.com

No elective Certified Logger CE Units, but provides “Proof of CPR” for annual renewal as LANC Certified Logger.

Thursday, February 9th

Thursday Morning Events

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Gin Fizz Breakfast – Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

Bullwhackers TBD.

Join with your logging and construction industry friends to kick off the start of the Logging Conference.Breakfast, eye openers, memorials and awards will be featured. The new SCLC History Project Video will have a Premier showing at the breakfast. The Keynote speaker will be Congressman Tom McClintock, member of the U.S. House of Representatives serving the 4th District of California which includes the southern Sierras.

1 Unit ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Education Day – By Invitation Only

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds

Each year SCLC enlists the assistance volunteers which include Professional Forester’s, Logger’s, Resource Professional’s, Agency Staff, Scientists, Business Owner’s and Landowner’s. They host local and regional student’s and introduce them to Forest Management and the Forest Products Industry.

11:00 a.m. Exhibits Open at Shasta District Fairgrounds

Thursday Afternoon Events

12:30 p.m. to Conclusion – Presidents Ax Throw

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

The competition is fierce as the Sierra–Cascade Logging Conference Past Presidents compete for the bull’s eye. Winner takes home the Mike Balcom Award!

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion – “Forestry Challenges and Solutions in the Woods”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

This year’s panel will feature presentations by Assemblyman Brian Dahle, Tim Cain and John Ernst of Fruit Growers Supply Company and Gabe Schultz, Chairman of the Governor’s Tree Mortality Task Force from Cal Fire. The panel will discuss the challenges our industry is facing and some of the solutions they are working on or are part of.

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Logging Sports Exhibition

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

Join the action as College teams from across California compete with the Pro’s in traditional logging sports events including: chopping, whip-sawing, ax throwing, and choker-setting among others. Stihl chain saws and safety gear provided by Al’s Saw Shop, Redding, CA.

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Workshop – “Forests with Rare or Exceptional Conservation Value”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

Logging is one of the main tools that is available for managing our forests. This panel will feature speakers discussing how active management can protect and in some cases, restore forests with unique conservation values. Tom Engstrom, Wildlife and Botany Program Manager at Sierra Pacific Industries, Rhonda Posey, Unit Botanist on the Shasta McCloud Management Unit, US Forest Service and Dean Taylor, Consulting Botanist will be the featured speakers.

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schinnerer Insurance Services presents: “Driver Training and Safety”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Old Igo-Ono Schoolhouse

Sponsored Schinnerer Insurance Services, presented by ACL Safety Director Don Milani.

Contact: Don Milani (916) 704-6018 | Email: milanisafetyservices@comcast.net

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

3:00 p.m. to Conclusion – SCLC Board Meeting

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

5:00 p.m. Exhibits Close

Thursday Evening Events

5:00p.m. Happy Hour
6:00 p.m. Presidents Reception and Vendor Dinner

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

You must have a ticket to attend this event.

Friday, February 10th

Friday Morning Events

7:00 a.m. to Conclusion – Alumni Breakfasts

Humboldt State University Forestry Alumni Breakfast
Location: Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 1987 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA
Contact: Greg Kostick (530) 532-0621 or 515-2345

Cal Poly Forestry and Natural Resources Alumni Breakfast
Location: Black Bear Diner, 2605 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA
Contact: Sarah Oldson (530) 251-3278 | Email: saraho@wmbeaty.com

7:30 to Conclusion – Cal Forester’s Alumni Breakfast
Location: Best Western Hilltop Inn/C.R. Gibbs, Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA
Contact: Don Beaty (530) 524-17933 | Email: donb@wmbeaty.com
Alternate Contact: Bob Rynearson (530) 524-0105

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Future Farmers of America Forestry Contest
Registration starts at 7:00 a.m.

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

High School Natural Resource Students from across northern California, participating in Future Farmers of America (FFA), compete in 8 to 10 contests that are judged to determine who has the best overall knowledge of Forestry skills. Through this process the students are introduced to Resource Professionals and obtain a better understanding of the Forest Products Industry.

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Part 1 Workshop – “Utilization Log Scaling”

3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. Part 2

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

This two part workshop will be presented by Rick Cunningham and Dennis Lorenzo, USFS check scalers. They will present basic log scaling principles and techniques and discuss log defect and grading rules. This workshop is intended for timber fallers, landing chasers, loader operators, choker setters, foresters, truck drivers and bull bucks who want to make sure they are optimizing log scale and getting the right log to the mill.

4 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

9:00 a.m. Exhibits Open at Shasta District Fairgrounds

10:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – World Strongest Logger Competition

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Building D in the “Stock Barn”

Come see the “World’s Strongest Loggers” compete in events that will amaze you.

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion – “Biomass Update”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

Steve Brink with the California Forestry Association will lead a discussion of the current situation with biomass power plants and utilization of waste wood in California.

1 Unit ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

10:30 a.m. to Conclusion – Ladies Day Champagne Brunch

Location: Win-River Casino Hotel – Eagle Room, Redding, CA

Entertainment: TBA

Tickets for the luncheon are $30. Purchase tickets with your registration or online, right here at SierraCascadeExpo.com

Contact: Jerry Bryant (530) 524-4411 or 223-0587

10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Logging Sports Exhibition

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

Join the action as College teams from across California compete with the Pro’s in traditional logging sports events including: chopping, whip-sawing, choker-setting, and ax throwing among others. Stihl chain saws and safety gear provided by Al’s Saw Shop, Redding, CA.

Friday Afternoon Events

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion – “Cal Fire Forestry Update”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

Cal Fire personnel will present updates on topics important to LTOs and RPFs.Come join us for updates, questions and comments on issues that affect the licensed operators and professionals in the state.

2 Units ACL Pro Logger/LANC Certified Logger Credit.

1:30 p.m. to 2:15p.m. Wild Things, Wildlife Show

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Pepsi Pavilion (inclement weather, Joe Spear Judging Arena)

Wild Things, Inc. was founded in 1987 for the explicit purpose of housing and caring for displaced wildlife and educating the public with a message of conservation and appreciation for natural wonders.

3:00 p.m. to 4:30p.m. Workshop – “Utilization Log Scaling” Part 2

See above

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Loggers Association of Northern California Presents: “Off Road Diesel Regulations, How They Impact You”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Ferrari Hall

This discussion will give an overview of how the present regulations affect off-road equipment, with some insight into what we might expect in the future.

Contact: Buzz Eades (530) 926-0771 | Email: lancbuzz@frontier.com

2 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

5:00 p.m. Exhibits Close

Friday Evening Events

6:30 p.m. to Conclusion – Lumberjack Banquet & Education Auction – Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Win-River Resort and Casino Event Center, Redding, CA

You must have a ticket to attend this event.

Saturday, February 11th

Saturday Morning Events

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Truckers Seminar – Doors open at 6:30 a.m. – coffee, donuts, and breakfast burritos provided.

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fusaro Hall

This year we are pleased to bring you an information packed meeting on 2017 compliance presented by representatives from the California Trucker’s Association and California Air Resources Board.

Sponsored by: Roberson and Sons Insurance Services, Inc. and Commercial Vehicle Permit and Registration Services, Inc.

Door prize tickets $5 – Winner receives two steer tires donated by Les Schwab Tires, South Market, Redding, CA.
3 Units ACL Pro Logger/LANC Certified Logger Credit

Contact: Roger Vickers (530) 604-2095

3 Units ACL Prologger CE Credits and LANC Certified Logger CE Credits

8:00 a.m. to Conclusion – Past Presidents Breakfast: Hosted by Sierra–Cascade Logging Conference

Location: Win-River Hotel Casino – Eagle Room, Redding, CA

Buffet style breakfast will be provided courtesy of Sierra Cascade Logging Conference. Please pass the word, we encourage all Past Presidents and wives to attend.

9:00 a.m. Exhibits Open at Shasta District Fairgrounds

9:00 a.m. to Conclusion – “Log Loader Skills Competition”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Infield

Test your log loading skills in the SCLC Log Loader Skills Competition.Shovel operators will compete for prizes in a John Deere 2154 Log Loader.Along with bragging rights, awards will be given for 1st through 5th place. The event is sponsored by Pape Machinery and Warner Enterprises.

To participate in this event, Loader Operators must be a SCLC “Member” and are required to be sponsored by a company, or be an owner/operator.

Contact: Gary Warner (530) 941-4655 or 241-4000 | Email: gwarnerinc1@sbcglobal.net

9:00 a.m. to Conclusion – “Excavator Rodeo”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Infield

Can you dig it? Balance it? That is the question that contestants from far and wide will try to answer. Join us as we watch experienced excavator operators fight time and gravity to take home the prize money. Equipment available to competitors will include CAT, Case, John Deere, Komatsu, and Link Belt excavators. There is a $10 entry fee to participate.

1st Prize - $1000 | 2nd Prize - $500 | 3rd Prize - $250

Event sponsored by: Eddie Axner Construction

Contact: Keith Foster (530) 941-7414 or 221-2103

10:00 a.m. to Conclusion – “Truck Driving Skills Competition”

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Pit Parking Lot – After the Truckers Seminar

Can you back up? Park with precision? Drive within boundaries? Test your truck driving skills in two (2) divisions: truck & trailer, and pickup & trailer, in our annual Truck Rodeo. Vehicles will be supplied by Redding Freightliner and Eddie Axner Construction.

There is a $10 entry fee to participate. Prizes will be awarded!

Contact: Rick Williams at (530) 949-6742

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wild Things, Wildlife Show

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Pepsi Pavilion (if inclement weather, Joe Spear Judging Arena)

Wild Things, Inc. was founded in 1987 for the explicit purpose of housing and caring for displaced wildlife and educating the public with a message of conservation and appreciation for natural wonders.

10:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – World Strongest Logger Competition

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Building D in the “Stock Barn”

Come see the World’s Strongest Loggers compete in events that will amaze you.

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Logging Sports Exhibition

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Joe Spear Judging Arena

Join the action as College teams from across California compete with the Pro’s in traditional logging sports events including: chopping, whip-sawing, choker-setting, and ax throwing among others. Stihl chain saws and safety gear provided by Al’s Saw Shop, Redding, CA.

Saturday Afternoon Events

2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wild Things, Wildlife Show

Location: Shasta District Fairgrounds, Pepsi Pavilion (if inclement weather, Joe Spear Judging Arena)

Wild Things, Inc. was founded in 1987 for the explicit purpose of housing and caring for displaced wildlife and educating the public with a message of conservation and appreciation for natural wonders.

3:00 p.m. Sierra–Cascade Logging Conference 2016 Gun Drawing

Drawing will be held at Shasta District Fairgrounds. Winner need not be present to win - $10 donation. Tickets for sale at Fairgrounds during the Equipment Expo.

This year’s drawing:
First Place winner –Two guns , Kimber Ultra Raptor II 45 ACP and Benelli Super Vinci 12 ga. shotgun.
Second Place – California Lifetime Fishing and Hunting License or cash equivalent.
Third Place – Sportsman’s Warehouse $1,000.00 Gift Certificate.


Jim Henson, 2018 SCLC President

Ted James, 2017 SCLC President

2017 Expo Host Hotel

Special conference-only room rates

Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference has a special room rate discount for the conference week at Win-River Casino. You must call for this rate – it’s not available online. Be sure to tell them you are with Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference prior to making your reservations.

These rates are good until one week prior to the conference.

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