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Aspen stand in Logan Canyon, Utah. Credit: Marion Murray. Photo Credit: Woodworks

Timber Harvest and Forestry Practices Tour
Heber City, Utah (directions below)
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 9 am - 4 pm
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Join us for the 18th Annual Timber Harvest and Forestry Practices Tour where attendees will visit a forest stewardship and timber harvest project on US Forest Service land near Heber City, Utah. This project is providing wood to Euclid Timber Frames for the production of Interlocking Cross-laminated Timber. We will tour sites where spruce harvest, salvage and sanitation operations are underway. These actions improve forest health, lower fuel loads, and bolster the economy by providing wood for the construction sector. Attendees will learn about sustainable forest management in Utah that takes wood from “forest to frame”. We will hear from a team of land stewards including foresters, loggers, landowners, and a mill owner. The tour is free and open to anyone interested in these topics.

We will carpool in high clearance vehicles (please bring if available).

Meet at 9:00 am on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Euclid Timber Frames, 3093 South Highway 189, Heber City, UT, about five miles Southwest of downtown Heber on HW 189, near Deer Creek Reservoir. We plan to be back at the meeting site by 4:00 pm. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by Friday, August 30, 2019 to Megan Dettenmaier at or by calling 435-797-8424.

Euclid Timber Frames, USU Forestry Extension, the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, the Utah Biomass Resources Group, Woodworks, and the Intermountain Society of American Foresters are partnering to host this tour.

cross laminated timber example Photo Credit: Province of BC. 

Mass Timber Workshop
Utah Valley University, Wasatch Campus, 3111 North College Way, Heber City
Thursday, September 5, 2019 | Time 8 AM - 4 PM

Mass timber is gaining momentum nationwide and the mountains and forests of Utah are no exception. Innovative materials like cross-laminated timber and glue-laminated timber are being used to bring a modern wood aesthetic to a variety of project types, and Utah forest products are being used in the manufacture of these materials. This multi-faceted workshop will examine mass timber from forest to frame, beginning with a discussion of sustainable forest management and the positive impact of regionally-sourced materials on Utah communities. It will cover design topics related to codes and applications, fi re resistance, and wind and seismic resilience, the use of wood in USU Botanical Center, and legislative efforts to further mass timber in the state. Attendees can expect to gain a top to bottom understanding of the status of mass timber in Utah and beyond, and leave with the design knowledge needed to pursue a mass timber project. Fee $20 (includes lunch)

Earn 4 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 4 PDH credits or 0.4 ICC credits

Euclid Timber Frames 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. Facility Tour and Mass Timber Building Tour
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Forest to Frame: Managing Forests to Support Healthy Communities Darren McAvoy, Utah State University
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance, Design Janelle Leafblad
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Mass Timber Fire Resistance, Ted Black, Utah Fire Marshal's Office 
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Mass Timber Bracing for Wind and Seismic Resilience Chris Pantelides, University of Utah
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Sourcing of Local and Regional Wood Craig Jensen, Sunroc Building Materials
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Mass Timber: An Architect’s Perspective, Method Studio, Salt Lake City, Utah 
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Mass Timber Legislation in Utah Rep. Casey Snider, State of Utah


For the dates: Sept. 4 - 6, $85/night at the Best Western Plus, Heber Valley Hotel at 1227 S, US-40, Heber City, UT 84032 
Attendees must call to make reservations and mention the Mass Timber Workshop to get that rate. (435) 657-6500