Legislative Overview

OSWA actively participates in each legislative session with a full time lobbyist to address issues important to small woodland owners.

Roger Beyer, a small woodland owner from Clackamas County and a past state senator, is OSWA's lobbyist for the 2018 Legislative Session. 

Through collaboration with allied organizations, OSWA has had success in protecting the interests of small woodland owners.  

On odd legislative years, OSWA holds an event at the state Capital during the legislative session to introduce legislators to issues important to small woodland owners and to educate OSWA members about the inter-workings of Oregon's legislative process. This event, known as "Day at the Capital", has been effective in meeting both objectives. 

Legislative News

  • OSWA’s 2018 Successes
    Some of Oregon Small Woodland Association’s 2018 Successes 2018 was another busy and productive year for OSWA At the Capitol: OSWA was successful with its priority efforts at the 2018 Legislative short session. The $500,000 Eastside Fire Tax Relief, which was dropped during the 2017 session, was reinstated; additional state funding was provided for Sudden […]
  • 2017 OSWA Annual Meeting, Workshop & Luncheon
    EMPHASIZING THE “FAMILY” OF FAMILY FOREST LANDOWNERS Connecting families and the tree farm Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Place: The Rediscovery Forest in the Oregon Garden Focus: Families are invited to participate in three 30-minute concurrent sessions in the Rediscovery Forest. 1. How to determine density management with Mike Cloughesy, OFRI, and Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU […]
  • Special Tax Alert – 2016
    Understand property, harvest and severance taxes – Don’t pay unnecessarily! An OSWA member recently wrote in: “Well, it happened again. I did some logging on my aunt and uncles place in 2015. As the logger, we keep all the records of board feet cut, in our office, and report the numbers to them, at the […]

Mailing Address

Oregon Small Woodlands Association
187 High Street NE, Suite 208
Salem, OR 97301

Telephone & Fax

 (503) 588-1813
 (503) 588-1970