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.
Use this link to register for the Taxation Series!!!
For all additional information and to view past taxation webinars click here:
This is the link to register for the OSWA Forestry Tax Webinar, you do not need to attend each episode, we will upload a recorded version to our YouTube channel after each meeting. When you register at the link below, you will register for the whole series.
March 9th – 3:00 PM – Overview of Timber Taxation & Deducting Casualty Losses
March 23rd – 3:00 PM – How You Are Classified Determines How You Are Taxed
March 30th – 3:00 PM – Recognizing Income
April 13th – 3:00 PM – Deducting Expenses
April 27th – 3:00 PM – Capital Expenditures
May 11th – 3:00 PM – Choosing a Form of Business and Other Tax Issues
May 25th – 3:00 PM – Understanding Oregon’s Property and Harvest Tax Programs
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
OSWA/OTFS Hire New Executive Director
Oregon Small Woodland Association (OSWA) and Oregon Tree Farm System (OTFS) are proud to announce the hiring of Amy Jahnke as OSWA’s new Executive Director and OTFS’s new Administrator. Last September, the OSWA/OTFS Succession Planning Team announced a search for a new Executive Director/Administrator to replace retiring OSWA Executive Director Jim James. The search was distributed nationally. After reviews of 17 applicants, online and face to face interviews, the OSWA/OTFS Succession Planning team recommended Amy to OSWA’s Executive Committee. Hiring Amy Jahnke was approved by the OSWA Executive Committee and Board on January 21st and she becomes OSWA Executive Director/ OTFS Administrator on February 1st.
Amy has a degree in Forest Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry and Forest Products from Virginia Tech. She grew up in Wisconsin on her family’s Century Farm with some woodlands. She has worked in forest inventory for the US Forest Service, as a forester for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and a research fellow for the international hardwood veneer supplier the Danzer Group. Amy also has extensive experience in rural economic development, teaching, and marketing. She is an active member of Oregon’s Society of American Foresters. There will be a three-month transition with me as past Executive Director and I will be working with Amy and Assistant Director Jeremy Felty for a smooth transition. I am excited and optimistic for the future of both OSWA and OTFS under Amy’s leadership.
On May 1st, I will become a contractor for OSWA to lead OSWA’s efforts in the Memorandum of Understanding, now titled Private Forest Accord, between forest owners and the environmental community to evaluate Oregon’s Forest Practices Act related to riparian protections. This group will work together to pass legislation in the 2022 legislative session to address salmonids and other riparian dependent species. The goal of the Private Forest Accord is to eventually achieve a statewide federal Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) on private forests for salmonids and other riparian species that is science-driven and provides assurances for forest owners. Thank you for allowing me to be part of both organizations for the last ten years and for my future role in representing OSWA through the conclusion of the Private Forest Accord. Please welcome Amy Jahnke as OSWA’s Executive Director and OTFS Administrator. Her contact information is email@example.com.
Lane County Small Woodlands Association Thinning Video Tour
You can view a video that Lane County Small Woodland Association made with the OSU Extension about thinning at the link below!
Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association Neighbor to Neighbor Tour
Watch the full recorded video here:
Congratulations Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year Candidates!
More OSWA News
Emergency Forest Restoration Program application deadline extended to January 30, 2021. Do you need financial assistance to pay for re-planting burned areas? Under the USDA Emergency Forest Restoration Program you may qualify for funding to cover up to 75% of the cost of re-planting some of the areas that burned. The deadline for applications has been […]
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
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. […]
OSWA Marion-Polk Chapter members enjoying an Old Growth Tour on BLM land near Mark Havel’s Property.