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38th Annual Council on Forest Engineering (COFE) Meeting

Engineering solutions for non-industrial private forest operations


July 19th 22nd 2015
Hilton Hotel downtown Lexington, KY
TENTATIVE AGENDA
Sunday, July 19th
4:30 7:30 PM
5:30 6:30 PM
6:30 8:00 PM

Registration
Executive Committee Meeting
Welcome Reception

Main Lobby
Arabian Board Room, 2nd floor
Magnolia Room, 1st floor

Registration
Continental Breakfast

Main Lobby
Magnolia Room, 1st floor

Monday, July 20th


7:30
7:30 8:15 AM

Plenary Session A 8:30 10:30 AM


Moderator: Marco Contreras
Time
Presenter
8:30 8:40 AM
Dr. Marco Contreras
8:40 8:50 AM
Dr. Nancy Cox, Dean
8:50 9:00 AM
Dr. Red Baker, Chair
9:00 9:45 AM
Dr. Dale Greene
9:45 10:30 AM
Dr. Jeffrey Stringer
10:30 11:00 AM

Window Box, 2nd floor


Magnolia Room, 1st floor
Title
Surface Mining and Restoration Approaches
Felling a Few Logs to Find Energy
Point-of-Harvest and Logging COC Certification
Grand KY Salon B & C, 2nd floor

Lunch

Plenary Session C 02:30 4:00 PM


Moderator: Marco Contreras
Time
Presenter
2:30 3:00 PM
Dr. John Garland
3:00 3:15 PM
Dr. Kevin Lyons
3:15 4:00 PM
Bob Russell
4:00 4:30 PM

Title
Welcome
Welcome
Welcome
Forest engineering/operations a necessity for industry competitiveness
Kentuckys Logging Industry and Forest Industry Economic Report

Coffee Break

Plenary Session B 11:00 1:00 PM


Moderator: Marco Contreras
Time
Presenter
11:00 11:45 AM
Dr. Chris Barton
11:45 12:15 PM
Tim Hughes
12:15 01:00 PM
Center for Forest and
Wood Certification
01:00 2:30 PM

Magnolia Room, 1st floor

Magnolia Room, 1st floor


Title
Fresh Lessons Learned from Logging Litigation
COFE 2016 (Maine)
Bourbon Barrel Industry

Coffee Break

Concurrent Sessions 1A and 1B 4:30 5:50 PM

Window Box, 2nd floor

Triple Crown and Bluegrass Rooms

Session 1A: Productivity of Logging Operations I


Triple Crown Room, 2nd floor
Moderator: TBA
Time
Presenter
Title
4:30 4:50 PM
Rafaele Spinelli
Wood comminution technology and techniques
4:50 5:10 PM
Dana Mitchell
Some Notes on Centralized Biomass Processing
5:10 5:30 PM
Timothy McDonald Modeling the Productivity of Feller-Bunchers in Small-Diameter Pine
Plantations
5:30 5:50 PM
Jason Thompson
Loading Productivity of Untrimmed and Trimmed Pulpwood
Session 1B: Regional Logging Industry Assessments
Bluegrass Room, 2nd floor
Moderator: TBA
Time
Presenter
Title
4:30 4:50 PM
Joseph Conrad
Logging Capacity Utilization in Wisconsin
4:50 5:10 PM
Dalia Abbas
An Assessment of the Logistics, Cost and Life Cycle of Supplying Wood
Products in Tennessee
5:10 5:30 PM
Ben Spong
Logger Shortage Remediation Efforts in West Virginia
5:30 5:50 PM
Charlie Wade
Wisconsin Wood Supply Assessment
6:30 8:00 PM

Dinner and Award Reception

Grand KY Salon B & C, 2nd floor

Tuesday, July 21st (Field Tour)


8:00 AM
10:30 12:00 PM
12:00 12:30 PM
12:30 01:30 PM
01:30 03:00 PM
03:00 04:30 PM
04:30 05:30 PM
05:30 07:30 PM
07:30 PM

Busses depart from Hilton Hotel


Visit Ground-based logging site on steep terrain, Breathitt Co, KY
Travel to Robinson Forest
Brown-Bag Lunch
Visit - Stream Management Zone study at Robinson Forest
Visit Mine Reclamation Approaches at Starfire Mine
Visit Wildlife Management Topics in Appalachia at Starfire Mine
Travel back to Lexington
Arrival at Hilton Hotel

Wednesday, July 22nd


7:00
7:30 8:15 AM

Registration
Continental Breakfast

Concurrent Sessions 2A and 2B 8:30 10:00 AM

Main Lobby
Magnolia Room, 1st floor
Crimson Clover and Magnolia Rooms

Session 2A: Productivity of Logging Operations II


Crimson Clover Room, 2nd floor
Moderator: TBA
Time
Presenter
Title
8:30 8:50 AM
Xuexian Qin
Modeling Trucking Productivity Limits Due to in Woods Interactions
8:50 9:10 AM
Anil Kizha
Productivity and cost of processing and sorting forest residues
9:10 9:30 AM
Takuyuki Yoshioka
A survey of Grinding Operations in the Sierra Nevada, California - Relationship
between the slash pile size and the productivity of a grinder
9:30 9:50 AM
Abdullah Akay
Assessing Productivity of Ground-based Logging Operation in Mediterranean
City of Osmaniye in Turkey
Session 2B: Biomass Feedstock Transportation

Magnolia Room, 1st floor

Moderator: TBA
Time
8:30 8:50 AM

Presenter
Yingqian Lin

8:50 9:10 AM
9:10 9:30 AM
9:30 9:50 AM

Hee Han
Damon Hartley
Lucas Wells

10:00 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

Title
A Computer-aided Model to Operations System to Optimize Woody Biomass
Feedstock Storage and Transportation
A Mathematical Approach to Biomass Feedstock Logistics Problems
Optimization of Biomass Supply Chains in the Northeastern United States
Estimating Bioenergy Feedstock Supply and Delivered Costs
Window Box, 2nd floor

Concurrent Sessions 3A and 3B 10:30 12:00 PM

Crimson Clover and Magnolia Rooms

Session 3A: Logging Operations and Site Disturbances


Crimson Clover Room, 2nd floor
Moderator: TBA
Time
Presenter
Title
10:30 10:50 AM
Richard Cristan
An Approach for Estimating Erosion and Sediment Delivery from Forest
Operations in the Piedmont Physiographic Region
10:50 11:10 AM
Jason Thompson
Site Disturbance and Soil Impacts Resulting from Mechanized Thinning of
Upland Hardwood Stands in Southeastern Kentucky
11:10 11:30 AM
Brian Parkhust
Soil response to skidder and dozer traffic as indicated by soil stress residuals
11:30 11:50 AM
Albert Lang
Sedimentation Reduction and Cost of Ditch Best Management Practices
Session 3B: Biomass Processing Logistics
Moderator: TBA
Time
Presenter
10:30 10:50 AM
Nathan Hanzelka

Magnolia Room, 1st floor


Title
Using Pre-commercial Thinning Residues as a Woody Biomass Feedstock: An
Economic Feasibility Analysis
Optimization of in-field drying of wood logging residues for energy products
Techniques to reduce moisture content of forest residues at the harvest site
Monitoring Moisture Content, Temperature, and Humidity in Whole-tree Pine
Chip Piles

10:50 11:10 AM
11:10 11:30 AM
11:30 11:50 AM

Chris Hopkins
Anil Kizha
John Klepac

12:00 1:30 PM

Lunch and COFE Business Meeting

Concurrent Sessions 4A and 4B 1:30 3:00 PM

Magnolia Room, 1st floor


Triple Crown and Bluegrass Rooms

Session 4A: Economic Analysis of Timber Valuation


Triple Crown Room, 2nd floor
Moderator: TBA
Time
Presenter
Title
1:30 1:50 PM
Nicholas Reep
National Assessment of State and County Timber Sale Programs and their use
of Stumpage Payment Methods
1:50 2:10 PM
Patrick Barron
Does Timber Payment Method Affect Stumpage Price?
2:10 2:30 PM
Fatih Sivrikaya
Estimating Economic Values of Wood Production and Carbon Storage: A Case
Study from Turkey
2:30 2:50 PM
Fatih Sivrikaya
Evaluating Forest Based Land Use Change Trends Using a Cellular AutomataMarkov Model: A Case Study of Turkey
Session 4B: Spatial Analysis Applications in Forest Operations
Bluegrass Room, 2nd floor
Moderator: TBA
Time
Presenter
Title
1:30 1:50 PM
Rene Zamora
Assessing Spatial Distribution and Availability of Forest Biomass by Harvesting
System in the Pacific Northwest, USA

1:50 2:10 PM

Lucas Wells

2:10 2:30 PM
2:30 2:50 PM

Abdullah Akay
Nuri Bozali

3:00 3:30 PM

Coffee Break

Photogrammetric-based Volume Models for Piled Slash: A Structure from


Motion Approach
GIS-Based Forest Road Network Model for Forest Protection Purposes
Forest Road Network Effect on Forest Fire: A Case Study of Turkey

Concurrent Sessions 5A and 5B 3:30 5:00 PM

Window Box, 2nd floor


Triple Crown and Bluegrass Rooms

Session 5A: Small-scale Operations and Ergonomics


Triple Crown Room, 2nd floor
Moderator: TBA
Time
Presenter
Title
3:30 3:50 PM
Michel Soucy
Manual and Mechanized Semi-commercial Thinning Trial with Biomass
Extraction in a Small-scale Forest Operation
3:50 4:10 PM
Yasushi Suzuki
Practical options of small-scale forest operations and management for nonindustrial landowners in Japan: Timber product improvement and regional
woody biomass utilization
4:10 4:30 PM
Mathew Smidt
Noise and Vibration Exposure in Full-tree Logging Systems in the Southeastern
U.S.A
4:30 4:50 PM
Natascia Magagnotti Exposure of Mobile Chipper Operators to Wood Dust and Diesel Exhaust
Session 5B: Productivity of Logging Operations III
Bluegrass Room, 2nd floor
Moderator: TBA
Time
Presenter
Title
3:30 3:50 PM
Kazuhiro Aruga
Analysis on Economic Balance of a Clear Cutting Operation with Terrestrial
LiDAR at Funyu Experiment Forest of Utsunomiya University, Japan
3:50 4:10 PM
Patrick Hiesl
Thinning of Small Diameter Stands in West-Central Maine - A Case Study
4:10 4:30 PM
Daniel de Souza
Determining the Impact of Felling Method and Season of Year on Coppice
Regeneration
4:30 4:50 PM
TBA
TBA