March 19, 2019 Slideshows

Logging Conference 2019 

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Keeping up with repairs was an ongoing task with this huge 1922 Atlas Imperial diesel engine for Troy James (left) and Eli Mosher, both of Willitz.
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Jim Evans put this modern Wood Mizer sawmill to work making slabs from this log.
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Chainsaw carvers had a wide mix of their work on display, including this logging-related tree climber.
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Leah Sidman, of the Shasta College team, displayed her skills in the team chopping event in the Lumberjack and Jill Show. She wore metal foot protectors, though not all participants did.
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Wayne Davis, one of the two-person University of Nevada, Reno team, worked out in the single buck saw event in the Lumberjack and Jill Show.
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Tony Noble, of the Shasta College team, wound up in the ax-throwing event in the Lumberjack and Jill Show.
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Gabe Kerschner, director of Wild Things, Inc., wrangled this northern Pacific rattlesnake during one of several wildlife shows during the conference. His organization rescues, houses and cares for wildlife.
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Lisa Jackson, of Conservation Ambassadors, offers a snack to this 8-month-old mountain lion during one of several wildlife shows during the conference.
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This 8-month-old mountain lion sat still for a moment during one of several wildlife shows during the conference.
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Jason Stoner, of Fairfield, Pennsylvania, etched the finishing touches on this old-growth redwood eagle during the conference.
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Ken Langer, of Eureka, paused to check out the details on one of the many huge logging trucks entered in the Show 'N Shine contest at the conference.
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After first using a tape measure to establish a set distance away from a tree during the high school forestry contest at Redwood Acres, Felicia Johnson uses her measuring stick to help determine the board feet in the tree. She's a member of the Weaverville High School F.F.A. team.
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This huge Caterpillar excavator, a long load of redwood logs and other forestry industry machinery lined the Redwood Acres grounds during the conference.
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It was a popular but short ride on "Falk," a steam engine from Fort Humboldt State Historic Park.
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The collection of modern equipment proved to be a popular playground experience for many children, including Timothy Nelson, of Arcata. He just found the horn button on this John Deere front-end loader.
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Rich Stewart, owner of Buddy's Towing in Arcata and Willow Creek, said this was his first time at the logging conference but it seemed a natural thing to do, given his specialty of towing, recovering and transporting big rig vehicles.
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Alexander Beauchene (right), a member of the Humboldt State Logging Sports Team, won this round of birling (competitors try to balance on a floating log while spinning it with their feet) in the Lumberjack and Jill Show.
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You could get just about anything you wanted for the forestry industry at the logging conference's vendor show.
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