The ZOOM meeting started at 6pm: Chapter Business (reports, elections, 2021 program reviews, etc.) Rick Zenn (OSWA Executive Director) presented the OSWA update and legislative spotlights KEYNOTE Presentation was given by Joan Hagar, PhD. (OSU 2004) From Environmentalist to Forest Ecologist: Lessons learned from a career studying forest birdsJoan Hagar is a Research Wildlife Biologist […]
Kraus Family Tree Farm Oct 16th Mini-Tour by Rita Adams With a warming fire provided by Van Decker, owners Rita Adams, Beverly Crabtree and John Krause welcomed 20 fellow tree farmers to their tree farm. Harold and Betty Krause spent over 40 years logging and thinning. Removing over 1700MBF on their 40 acre tree farm. […]
(Article and photos provided by David Hibbs) Crestmont Farm Family and Ed Easterling have done incredible things with this property. The property is divided into 3 units, each with different management plans. The first management unit focuses on commercial timber production with some thoughtful consideration of diversity and habitat improvement. The second unit is managed […]
On July 24th, the Benton County chapter of the Small Woodlands Association held its annual picnic at the Castle Family Forest. The approximately 35 picnickers mingled, ate, and paid rapt attention when member Van Decker recounted the history of the 20 acre forest donated to the Philomath Community Foundation by Emery Castle and his daughter, […]
Trout Mountain Forestry is managing the forest for long term financial support of the camp as well as aesthetics.
We identified 43 different birds and learned a lot about some of them.
Oregon fire scientist, Chris Dunn, presented an overview of the 2020 fires and the history of fire in Oregon. This YouTube video is a recording of the Benton County Small Woodlands 2020 annual meeting. Small woodland owners are in the 2021 fire season and things are not looking good. This video explaining the 2020 firestorm […]
Gary was a long time OSWA member and staunch advocate for Oregon’s small woodland owners. Starker Forests: Gary Springer touched many with his humor, love for forestry Legacy.com: Gary Thad Springer (October 4, 1948 – May 25, 2021)
BCSW Owners Greg Peterson & Nancy Hathaway generated some great PR for woodland owners!
BENTON SMALL WOODLANDS ASSOCIATION SPRING MINI TOURS The BSWA is offering opportunities to get out into forests this Spring. We will be compliant with the COVID regulations by enforcing mask usage, distancing and limiting the number of attendees. There will be four tours, spaced through March, April and May. Each tour will be limited to […]