Forestry Friday … Sierra Cascade Logging Conference

It’s time, once again for the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference here in Anderson, California. It is an opportunity loggers, foresters, equipment sales folks, school kids, teachers and the public to all come together.  It’s like going to the county fair where you can bump into friends that you haven’t seen since last year.

co-generation, electricity, electrostatic precipitater, Sierra Cascade Logging Conference

Mary, of Sneaking Bliss, teacher the kids how an electrostatic precipitator cleans the smoke from a wood fired co-generation plant.

Today was the first day of the conference and also Education Day.  Over 700 4th and 5th graders tour the exhibits and learn about forestry and the timber industry.  Each year Mary teaches a science lesson related to one of our picture books and the kids love it.

feller buncher, logging equipment

There is a lot of big equipment like this feller buncher.

logging conference, Sierra Cascade Logging Conference

Plenty of little equipment too.

vintage log truck

There was even quite a bit of old equipment all shined up.

Chainsaw art, chainsaw carving

Who doesn’t love a chainsaw carved bear?

funnel cakes

Not to mention funnel cakes!

Red Tail Publishing

Mary visits with customers at the Red Tail Publishing booth.