Scaling for Non-Scalers
This virtual workshop series provides a renewed and basic understanding of the scaling process, which includes log rules, sorts, grades, and accountability.
Section 1: Scaling Bureaus - This section will discuss how scaling bureaus operate and their role in the log markets.
Section 2: What a Log Scaler Does - This section dives deeper into the log scaler's role.
Section 3: Northwest Log Scaling Rules - This section demonstrates the application of log scaling rules in the Northwest for uniformity and standardization specifically within the Douglas-fir processing area.
Section 4: Special Requests - This section addresses how best to handle special requests when they surface.
Section 5: Log Grades & Sorts - This section compares grades and sorts, and explains why sorts may vary from company to company.
Section 6: Log Accountability - This section addresses the tracking standards and documentation for log loads from the landing to the mill.
Section 7: Short Topics - This section is a catch-all for a variety of critical scaling topics.
This series is curated by the Western Forestry & Conservation Association.
Is this virtual workshop for you?
This virtual workshop is for you if you need a refresher or basic orientation to log scaling. This is for you if you are not a scaler, but want or need a better understanding of scaling. The emphasis of this series is regionally focused for the Pacific Northwest. However, there are scaling fundamentals addressed that are applicable in other areas.
Registration is rolling enrollment starting July 6, 2021.
Member price: $145
Non-member price: $265
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Virtual workshop access will remain open through December 31, 2021 at 11:55 pm ET unless notified otherwise. You have unlimited viewings during the open access period of this virtual workshop.
Workshop content is located within the Contents Tab above to the right of this Overview Tab. Select the "+" to expand each section to reveal the section's content.
This virtual workshop is self-paced with an expected completion time frame of five (5) hours. This workshop must be completed in sequence and viewed in entirety to progress to the next component (presentation, activity, or session). Once you complete a component, you can return to any of the previous components.
Upon successful completion of this virtual workshop series, you will be able to:
1. Outline the scaling process.
2. Describe the roles of key players of scaling.
3. Specify scaling standards for the Pacific Northwest.
4. Compare sorts and grades.
5. Explain log accountability components from landing to the mill.
6. Compute log volume calculations and scaling costs.
Successful completion of the virtual workshop is measured by completing each component and passing the quiz. The quiz has 24 questions. The passing score for the quiz is 100%. You have unlimited attempts to pass the quiz.
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Upon successful completion of this workshop, you will earn 5.0 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org.
Upon successful completion of this workshop and course evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the course and earning CFEs. Upon successful completion, CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).
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