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Special Focus: Timber Harvesting

Tethered Harvesting: This is Not Your Daddy’s Logging Foresters and loggers often work hand in hand to manage forests, and much of the work they do is shaped by the capabilities of the machines that harvest the timber. This special edition of The Forestry Source offers several articles that show how modern machines and the technology inside them are changing both forestry and logging. The days of cable logging are far from over, but a new technology is beginning to replace tower yarders: tethered harvesters and forwarders – machines assisted by cables.

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Technology of harvesting timber

Technological advances in harvesting timber can not only make operations safer and more efficient, but address environmental concerns and help foresters plan for the future. Seneca Jones Timber Company contracts Philomath-based Miller Timber Services to do the job with Ponsse equipment that is state of the art, computerized machinery meant to have a light touch on the land. Read More on the Roseburg News-Review

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Miller Timber Harvests Steep Slopes of Pacific Northwest: Relies on Ponsse Equipment and Synchrowinch Cable Assist System

Although he is from the more cosmopolitan area of San Francisco Bay, Matt Mattioda spent much of his time out in the woods, often camping in the forests of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and spending a lot of time with his extended family in Oregon. His love for the outdoors led him to decide that his career path lay in the woods. He followed through with that outlook, getting his bachelor’s degree in forestry management with a minor in business from Oregon State University in 1995. Looking back, Matt confessed, “When I started at OSU I couldn’t even tell you …

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A Business Model Built to Succeed

When Lee Miller tossed his chainsaw into the back of his pickup thirty-five years ago, hell bent on creating his own business, little did he realize he had taken the first step in building one of the most dynamic timber operations in the Pacific Northwest. Not one to hang with the pack, Lee has always ventured into unfamiliar territory, searching for new ways to keep Miller Timber Services Inc. and sister company L & B Reforestation on the cutting edge… Read This Article in TimberWest Magazine

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Forestry expo gives 8th-graders feel for working in the woods

Following a log-moving demonstration with a $1.5-million forwarder at Friday morning’s Paul and Genie Mortenson Forestry Expo, Miller Timber Services’ Matthew Mattioda threw out a general question to a group of local eighth-graders. “Who thought that was cool?”… Read More in the Philomath Express

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Miller Timber in Ford Advertisement

Miller Timber was featured in Ford’s “We Own Work” campaign. Miller has used Ford trucks in our forestry operations since we began more than 30 years ago.

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Bald Mountain Stewardship Project Preserves Ski Resort Against Insects, Wildfire

Eye on Sun Valley Daily Local News – STORY AND PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK Kurt Nelson surveyed a clearing that had just been carved out …

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The Bald Mountain Stewardship Project – National Forest Foundation

The purpose of the Bald Mountain Stewardship Project is to reduce fuels and associated fire risk, improve forest health, and preserve the recreational experience on …

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Taking Care Of Baldy

By Sabina Dana Plasse Photos courtesy Sun Valley Company As most Wood River Valley residents and those who frequent the area know, wildfire and beetle …

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Wyden, Merkley: U.S. Forest Service Contracts With Eight Oregon Businesses to Provide Wildland Firefighter Crews

Federal contracts slated for companies in Merlin, Redmond, Salem, Ashland, Philomath, Merrill, Sutherlin and Independence Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today …

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High tech mitigation protecting Colorado Springs water

By: Bill Folsom Posted at 12:00 PM, Oct 09, 2021 and last updated 12:00 PM, Oct 09, 2021   COLORADO SPRINGS — There is new fire mitigation technology …

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New technology improves forest health, decreases wildfire risk on Pikes Peak’s north slope

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) — Removing dead or dying trees from steep mountain slopes can be a time-consuming and dangerous job, but new technology is …

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Making a difference at Monarch Pass:

Project salvages beetle-kill trees on steep slopes to reduce wildfire risk, protect water resources While the Upper Arkansas Valley has received plenty of rain this …

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Stepping Up To Fire

STEPPING UP TO FIRE By Jan Jackson When Lee Miller, president and CEO of Miller Timber Services in Philomath, Oregon, sees a need that isn’t being …

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Opinion: Loggers are firefighting heroes

There is nothing more disheartening than being called a hero during fire season and then slandered in the media or overregulated outside of fire emergencies. Firefighters are not …

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Baldy gets a trim to improve forest health

$350,000 in new funding this week expected to ramp up annual work The forests in and around the ski slopes on Bald Mountain are under …

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Demonstration shows modern forestry advances

An aspect of the demonstration was to show how technologically advanced the industry has become. In about 30 seconds, the Finnish Ponsse harvester can cut …

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New leaders emerge from REAL Oregon

The first Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership Program, or REAL Oregon, is in the books, wrapping up five months of leadership training and networking. Just …

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