Welcome to Brian's LOG
I was raised on a 70 acre "farm" in northern Whatcom county, Washington. Pulled my first log with an Allis Chalmers WD farm tractor, skidding firewood out of our wood lot. Mostly Birch and Alder. First used a chainsaw at the age of 14. Graduated Lynden High School in 1968. Graduated from Oregon State University College of Forestry, in Forest Engineering in 1972. Worked for MacMillan Bloedel Ltd. out of Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada, for 3-1/2 years as a Forest Engineer, doing logging layout, road layout, supervising road building crews, and doing long term logging planning up and down the west coast of Vancouver Island. "Promoted" my self to chokerman on a 009 Madill high lead operation , working for Eric Netzer of Thunderbay Logging. Moved back to Oregon in 1975/6 and went to work for CR&K Logging out of Springfield, Oregon.