Northeast Oregon

Welcome to the Northeast Oregon Small Woodlands Association (NEOSWA)! This new Chapter consists of woodland owners in Baker, Grant, Union, and Wallowa Counties. We aim to hold regular meetings, tours, programs, and other educational opportunities to support small woodland owners and our communities. 

Our meetings are usually held the first Thursday of every-other month from 6:00-8:00 PM, with the first hour consisting of our Board meeting, and the second hour the member meeting. If you are interested in being involved, or would like to learn more about the Northeast Oregon Chapter, please contact us at or visit

Upcoming Meetings

NEOSWA Board and Member Meeting: Thursday, March 3rd, starting at 6:00 PM

Agenda and Zoom Information coming soon

Member Recognition

Steve Edwards: 2021 NEOSWA Outstanding Chapter Volunteer

Steve at the 2021 NEOSWA Neighbor to Neighbor Tour (Second from right)

Maurizio & Allison Valerio: Union Country Tree Farmer of the Year

Maurizio Transplanting Trees

2021 NEOSWA Neighbor to Neighbor Tour

On Saturday, October 30th, NEOSWA hosted our very first big event as a new Chapter, and it was a huge success! The Neighbor-to-Neighbor Tour was hosted by the Defrees Family at their ranch outside of Baker City, and featured several engaging stops and presentations, covering topics such as water development, managing for wildlife, forest management, cost-share programs, and balancing timber and livestock enterprises. The event brought over 50 small woodland owners, friends, neighbors, family, and professionals to enjoy the beautiful weather, great speakers, and a fantastic lunch. Thank you to everyone who attended, helped plan and coordinate the event, and an even bigger than you to the Defrees for being such gracious hosts. We also want to thank the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI), OSWA, and OSU Extension for sponsoring the event.

NEOSWA News & Events

Save the Date! NEOSWA Annual Meeting and Tour: Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Saturday, May 14th for our annual meeting and tour, hosted by Union County Tree Farmer of the Year Maurizio and Allison Valerio. We plan to have an exciting day out in the woods featuring discussions on tree planting, transplanting, wildlife, management, and much more! There will be invited speakers, a tour of a pioneer cemetery, and a chance to test your skill with a crosscut saw. Planning is well underway, and we will be sure to announce the agenda, registration, and logistical information as soon as possible.

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Current Chapter Contact

PresidentDebi Lorencedebilorence@gmail.comBaker
Vice PresidentMaurizio ValerioMaurizio.Valerio@gmail.comUnion, Baker
TreasurerRandy GuyerRandy@guyercpa.netBaker
SecretaryJacob PutneyJacob.Putney@oregonstate.eduBaker, Grant
Board MemberJack Kleinhoffjrkleinhoff@gmail.comBaker
Board MemberPaul Harlanpaulmharlan@gmail.comWallowa

NEOSWA Chapter News & Events

Port-Blakely/OSWA Winter 2015 Scholarships Available – up to $1000

In celebration of Port Blakely Tree Farms LP’s 150th anniversary Port Blakely and OSWA are offering college scholarships for up to $1000 to the children and grandchildren of OSWA members who are enrolled in a natural resource college Winter Term 2015. The scholarships are available because of a gift from Port Blake. To apply a […]

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Mar 2023

WCSWA Monthly Meeting - 03/28/2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Apr 2023

Managing a diverse forest for oaks, wildlife, and wildflowers - 04/18/2023 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WCSWA Monthly Meeting - 04/25/2023 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

May 2023

Wildflower Walk in the Woods - 05/03/2023 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
CCFFA Board of Directors & Officers Meeting - 05/10/2023 at 12:00 am

Jun 2023

2023 Family Forest Convention - 06/22/2023 - 06/24/2023 at 12:00 am

Jul 2023

CCFFA Board of Directors & Officers Meeting - 07/12/2023 at 12:00 am
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Sep 2023

CCFFA Board of Directors & Officers Meeting - 09/13/2023 at 12:00 am

Nov 2023

CCFFA Board of Directors & Officers Meeting - 11/08/2023 at 12:00 am

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