2020 ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS ANNUAL MEETING AT THE ATLANTIS IN RENO: PANELS AND EVENTS
CALIFORNIA SPOTTED OWL AND FOREST MANAGEMENT
ACL Vice President Robert D’Agostini
Dan Tomascheski, Sierra Pacific Industries
Barnie Gyant, US Forest Service
Zach Jones, Lyme Redwood
LEGAL, SAFETY, AND LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
ACL Safety Director Don Milani
Attorney Fred Walter on Cal-OSHA related issues
“Discussion of Assembly Bill 5” (Independent Contractor/Employee)
EVERY LARGE COMPANY WAS A SMALL COMPANY
Young logger Sam Neill of Tatum Tree Management, will moderate a discussion with established California loggers meant to help guide a “new generation” on how to start their own logging companies and watch them grow.
STEEP SLOPE HARVESTING
The timber industry is using technology and innovation to mechanize steep slope operations. Tethered logging systems utilized cable winch systems on harvesters, feller bunchers, forwarders, loaders, and skidders to stabilize and assist equipment operations on steep slopes. The cable system allows the equipment to operate on slopes that would normally be considered unsafe for equipment, or damaging to soils. A panel of experts will educate our attendees on these new techniques and technology.
CALFIRE LTO LICENSING SEMINAR
CALFIRE’S “LTO Division” is coming to Reno to introduce staff and to discuss upcoming changes to the LTO program in California, including insurance and other regulatory matters.
On Wednestay Morning, January 15th at 8:00 AM, we will have our Annual Membership Meeting and a new panel of the ACL Board with a 2019 Year In Review for ProLogger Credit.
Come at 8:00 am and watch your ACL Board members, staff and other officials speak to you about what ACL has been doing in the past year and what lies ahead for 2020. Many important topics will be covered and you, as a member, will be invited to ask questions and make comments. (1 ProLogger Credit will be available for this meeting.)
Speakers will include President Mike Albrecht, Vice President and Resource Availability Fund Chair Robert D’Agostini, Executive Director Eric Carleson, and RAF consultants Randy Hanvelt(former Tuolumne County Supervisor) John Quidachay(USFS retired) and Nick Smith (Facebook/communications specialist). A number of ACL Board Members will give individual reports.
There will be a memorial presentation in honor of former ACL Executive Director Ed Ehlers, who passed away this year.
OTHER EVENTS INCLUDE:
The President’s Receoption on Tuesday Night, January 14th on the Skybridge at the Atlantis: Hosted by ACL President Mike Albrecht and his wife, Vicki.
A New Ladies Event for 2020 On Wednesday, January 15th: Insipirational Humorist Jana Flaig. Hosted by Vicki Albrecht.
Banquet and Auction on Wednesday Night, January 15th: The 2020 Live Auction, handled for 2020 by auctioneer Matt Wolter (who will also serve as the Annual Meeting Banquet Emcee). A silent auction will also be held, and “Log-a-Load” items will be up for auction as well.