Columbia County Small Woodlands Annual Meeting

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Quincy Grange, 78314 Rutters Rd, Clatskanie, OR 97016

5:00pm Fried chicken dinner

A short business meeting will follow dinner
Following the business meeting, Park Ranger and mushroom expert Dane
Osis will discuss mushrooms in Oregon
More details will be posted soon

November 3, 2018: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Valley of the Giants Tour

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OSWA of Lincoln County is sponsoring a tour to the Valley of the Giants on September 22, 2018.

This is an all day tour. We will meet at Moonshine Park at 9am, then travel 20 miles on a gravel road to the entrance of the 1 ½ mile trail head loop. The trail loops through 40 acres of old growth Douglas fir spared during the forest fire of the mid 1800’s. The trail is somewhat strenuous.

Please bring your own lunch. Drinks and transportation to the site in buses and vans will be provided with discussion of riparian issues at additional stops a long the way and at the Falls Fish Ladder if time permits.

Up to 50 people can be transported.
Transportation is limited so RSVP before Sept. 8.

Please RSVP by September 8 to the OSU Extension Service Office
541-547-6534 or Judy Pelletier at

September 22, 2018: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A Walk in the Woods Picnic

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Come Join Columbia County small woodlands for our 7-21-2018 summer picnic.

This year our host is the Dahlin Family out of Warren Oregon. They were gracious enough to invite us to their 170 acres for our summer picnic.

You will literally be taking a walk in the woods. Dick Dahlin has been busy building a trail with several bridges through his property. The walk will be over 1 mile long so please do not attempt if you are not up to a long (woods) walk. On your walk you will see a young (15 to 20 year old) Douglas fir mixed hardwood stand.

Dick is a retired forester and has established growth plots that have been maintained for several years. As you progress you will come to the Dahlins picnic/campground, further you will see Sly Creek (medium fish stream with previous beaver activity) and finally you will come out on their new (several years old) road with Sly Creek stream crossing. From there a short walk or ride to our catered lunch from Sunshine pizza.

For those not going on the walk covered seating will be available (to get out of the sun or rain)

How to get there: Follow the Tree Farm tour signs off of Highway 30 at Slavens Road then follow the signs to Oester road then to

55696 View crest Place


8:30 coffee and donuts
9:30 take transportation to start of trail
12 to 1 lunch.

RSVP Mark Dreyer 503-369-9592 or email


July 21, 2018: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

2018 Annual Meeting

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Oregon Small Woodlands Association
2018 Annual Meeting
June 28th-30th

“Managing Family Forests into the Future”

Holiday Inn, 919 Kruse Way, Springfield
Sponsor by OSWA’s Lane County Chapter

Oregon Small Woodlands Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting is Thursday, June 28th through Saturday, June 30th at the Holiday Inn, 919 Kruse Way, in Springfield.  There are discount rates for participants. OSWA’s Lane County has done a great of preparing for a great meeting. The theme is “Managing Family Forests into the Future”. Thursday afternoon, local mill tours will be available for the first 80 people who register for mill tours and Friday’s program and Awards Banquet will focus on issues important to family forest owners. It will be topped off with a Saturday morning woods tour of 2017 Oregon Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year Steve and Wylda Cafferata’s Cafferata Family Forest. Everyone is welcome. Advanced registration is required.

See Annual Meeting Brochure for details.

2018-Annual Meetng Brochure Final page 1