The Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference opens to the public for free Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds in Anderson. The public is invited to check out the equipment, as well as the skills competitions, including log loading and the popular Excavator Rodeo. The logging sports exhibition pits 7 different college teams against each other. The Wild Things Wildlife Show features some of animals found in the Northstate woods. A complete schedule of events is available at sclcexpo.com.
Fire prevention is the most important issue at this year’s Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference. The annual forest products and construction equipment exposition is in it’s 73rd year, and a lot of understory has been allowed to build up over the decades. A lot of people agree that our forests suffer from mismanagement. What’s not agreed upon is how to define mismanagement. Some very big equipment is on display at the conference, with deals worth Millions of Dollars taking place, and a lot of informational seminars and panel discussions for industry insiders.