38th Council on Forest Engineering (COFE) Annual Meeting

Engineering Solutions for Non-industrial Private Forest Operations

July 19 – 22, 2015 - Hilton Hotel Downtown - Lexington, KY


The Council on Forest Engineering (COFE), founded in 1978, is an international professional organization interested in matters relating to the field of forest engineering. Its main objective is to foster the development of forest engineering in industry, government, and in university teaching, research, and extension programs in order to promote the best methods of managing and operating forests, both private and public.


For the first time, the 2015 COFE annual meeting will be hosted by the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky. It will be held July 19 – 22, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky.  The theme of the meeting is “Engineering Solutions for Non-Industrial Private Forest Operations”.  Technical presentations addressing the following topics are sought:

  • Forest operations as a means to restore and improve forest health
  • Biomass utilization for energy production
  • Best management practices to reduce site disturbances and maintain stream water quality
  • Transition to mechanized operations in hardwood forests
  • Small-scale forest operations for non-industrial private landowners

Presentations related to other applied forest engineering and operations topics may also be accepted.


For more information about COFE, please visit www.cofe.org. For more information about the 2015 COFE meeting, please contact:

Dr. Marco Contreras, Co-Chair
Assistant Professor of Forest Management
Department of Forestry
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
University of  Kentucky


Dr. Jeffrey W. Stringer, Co-Chair
Professor Hardwood Silviculture and Forest Operations
Department of Forestry
T.P. Cooper Bldg.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546


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