2013 marked the 64th Annual Sierra Cascade Logging Conference held in Anderson, California. This logging conference provides a unique opportunity for the public to learn about this historical and important industry. The conference also sponsors social events for the conference and provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas among members in the fields of forest management and associated fields.
“Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference works to build funding and awareness of educational programs for students on safe and sustainable forest practices. One of their biggest fundraisers is the Education Auction held during the Lumberjack Banquet at the Gaia Shasta Hotel and Spa,” said Joe Miller, president of this year’s event.. This year the auction brought in $80,000 from the silent and live auctions and raffles.
Part of the money will go toward the conference’s education day. This year, the Education Day brought in over 700 Children were spent the third day of the conference learning about the caring for trees, wildlife and forestry jobs. The day started off cold and wet, but that did not damper the students excitement on the field trip. A portion of the money from the auction will also help fund the Forestry Challenge and the Talk about Trees programs.
Colleges also got involved in the fun. Teams from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, the University of California at Berkeley, Humboldt State University, Shasta College and Modesto Junior College competed in ax throwing, underhand chopping, choker setting, power saw and several divisions of hand saw competitions.
The Sierra Cascade Logging Conference can revel in another fun-filled successful conference and remains one of the biggest logging conference in the West.