Oregon Small Woodlands Association

  • Member tours often include live demonstrations of equipment and special skills.

Welcome to OSWA

We are an organization made up of Oregon small woodland owners who practice and believe in:

  • The strength of peer to peer communication between landowners
  • The strength of a unified effort to address legislative and regulatory challenges
  • The strength of partnerships in addressing and solving common problems

Thanks for visiting the Oregon Small Woodlands Association.

Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association Neighbor to Neighbor Tour

Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association invites you to participate in a free woods tour video on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 8:00 am with your Yamhill County neighbors, LeLand Payne and daughter Nicole Wood. Leland Payne was Yamhill County’s 2019 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. He is the third-generation owner of forestland. He was born and raised on it and has managed it for over 60 years. He and Nicole have a great story to tell about the challenges and rewards associated with owning forestland. It remains healthy and productive after generations of loving care.
The video woods tour will focus on:
 Planning for and conducting a 6-acre clearcut harvest
 Reforestation challenges related to drought and wildlife
 Management and thinning strategies
 Replacing old road culverts to allow for fish passage
This typically would have been a live face to face event on the actual property, but COVID-19 has eliminated such events in 2020. This video woods tour will be a live webinar event that will bring the woods to you via video. Participants will be able to ask questions from the many forestry experts discussing the many topics.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tour Sponsors: Leland Payne and Nicole Wood, OSWA Yamhill County Chapter, Dan Upton, Oregon Tree Farm System, OSU Extension, Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Oregon Department of Forestry, Greater Yamhill Watershed Council, and Oregon’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®)Implementation Committee

Congratulations Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year Candidates!

More OSWA News

Oregon Family Forest Newsletter – Spring 2020

May 2020 Oregon Family Forest Newsletter A new edition of OSWA’s seasonal newsletter is available! Topics include how OSWA and OTFS are operating with Coronavirus challenges, news about fundraising and support of ONREF!, messages from OSWA members and leader and much more! Read the Newsletter See Archived Newslettes

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New Marion Polk Newsletter!

Marion Polk Summer 2020 Newsletter Marion/Polk Small Woodland’s chapter has published their Summer 2020 newsletter. You can find it on the Marion Polk OSWA page.

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Lane County OSWA Update

OSWA Report from Lane County Oregon Small Woodlands Association hosts many community and educational events. We are looking forward to the next opportunity for a tree farm tour! Last August we had the honor of gaining firsthand forestry information from Gordon Culbertson, who with his wife Gail owns the Whitewater Tree Farm in Lane County. […]

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Marion-Polk Small Woodlands Chapter Tour

OSWA Marion-Polk Chapter members enjoying an Old Growth Tour on BLM land near Mark Havel’s Property.

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