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.
New Opportunities to Learn How to Tap Bigleaf Maple in Oregon
The tapping season is in the winter, so now is the time to start preparing. If you are a landowner with Bigleaf Maple or just have an interest in learning more about tapping Bigleaf (and other trees) in Oregon for edible saps, visit the project website: www.oregontreetappers.net. On the website you find a wealth of resources to get you started, training announcements, and for those who think they have a commercial interest, a short webform you can complete to get assistance from a team member.
OSWA Forestry Taxation Series
Forestry taxation experts Clint Bentz, CPA, and Dr. Tamara Cushing (OSU) teamed up for a seven-part series to help answer all woodland owners questions about filing taxes. For all additional information and to view past taxation webinars click here: https://www.oswa.org/blog/oswa-forestry-taxation-series/
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 became OSWA Executive Director/ OTFS Administrator on February 1st.
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 here: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/1_lub2cbce
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.