Letter From the President

Welcome to the 76th Intermountain Logging Conference

On behalf of the ILC board of directors and staff, I would like to welcome you to 76th ILC annual conference and greater intermountain region.


This years program chairman, Jerry Kelly of Kelly Logging from Missoula, Montana, chose “Exciting Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Generation” for our conference theme. Due to the fact that nationally the average age of a logger is 55, it is extremely important to get the next generation actively involved in our industry.

This year we are very fortunate to have a nationally known speaker, third-generation logger and founder of Provider Pals, Bruce Vincent of Libby, Montana, to deliver our keynote message Thursday morning.

Thursday afternoon keynote includes another nationally known speaker, Ron Nilson, President of Ground Force Worldwide, Post Falls, Idaho, speaking on the topic, “Getting the Younger Generation Plugged in Again”.

Take advantage of our important panels and breakouts Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Senator Chas Vincent, Montana, and Senator Shawn Keough, Idaho, along with other top speakers will round out Thursday afternoon.

Saturday morning will address issues in the trucking side of our industry, and Washington Department of Labor will present how you can save on Workman’s Compensation.

Be sure to participate in our outstanding equipment show outside, and take time to visit with all the vendors inside as well. Their support is important to the success of the ILC.

Please take advantage of what we have to offer over the three days. Attend our social opportunities each evening to visit old friends and new.

Thank you for supporting the 76th Intermountain Logging Conference.

Bob Danielson
2014 ILC President