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 NEORWoodlands@gmail.com or visit neoswa.com.
NEOSWA Board and Member Meeting: Thursday, March 3rd, starting at 6:00 PM
Agenda and Zoom Information coming soon
Steve Edwards: 2021 NEOSWA Outstanding Chapter Volunteer
Maurizio & Allison Valerio: Union Country Tree Farmer of the Year
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
|Vice President||Maurizio Valerio||Maurizio.Valerio@gmail.com||Union, Baker|
|Secretary||Jacob Putney||Jacob.Putney@oregonstate.edu||Baker, Grant|
|Board Member||Jack Kleinhoffemail@example.com||Baker|
|Board Member||Paul Harlanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Wallowa|
NEOSWA Chapter News & Events
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 […]