Benton County Chapter

Benton County Chapter Board Members 2018

Meetings from 4-6 pm on the 1st Monday of the Month at the Benton County Extension Office. Everyone welcome to attend. 

Benton Chapter has an active board of directors. Feel free to contact them for information on this chapter and its activities and events.

For general inquiries, please email bentoncoswa@gmail.com

President - Karen Fleck Harding
541-929-6398

President Elect – David Ehlers
541-231-7094

Secretary/Treasurer - Greg Vollmer
541-929-5198

Member/OSWA Rep -  Nancy Hathaway
541-758-5510

Program Chair – David Ehlers
541-231-7094

Education Chair – Rita Adams
541-752-3324

Tree Farmer of Year Program Chair – David Hibbs
541-752-3245

Member at large – Pat Boren
541-929-2144

Member at large – Mike Albrecht
541-231-0337

Member at large – Laura Harmsen
541-735-6719

Member at large – Roger Workman
541-619-3586

OSWA BENTON CHAPTER MEETING MINUTES:

Benton County OSWA Chapter News & Events

Benton County Annual Meeting

Wood We Need From the Forests of Home Guest Speaker: Peter Hayes Washington County Chapter/OSWA Peter will join us to share the story and opportunities of the Build Local Alliance. Since 2005 this non-profit has served as a community catalyst helping forest owners, millers, distributors, designers, makers, and users to work in partnerships that connect […]

January 26, 2019: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Winter Lecture – Jan 11, 2019 Corvallis

Carbon – Better in the Woods or the Wood Product? Maureen Puettmann: WoodLife Environmental Consultants Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials Director of Operations Elaine Oneil: Executive Director of the Washington Farm Forestry Association CORRIM Director of Science & Sustainability Date: Friday, January 11, 2019 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Corvallis/Benton County Library Join Elaine […]

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“All in the Family” – An article in Corvallis Gazette-Times

Here is a wonderful article on Oregon’s Small Woodland Association’s Tree Farmer of the Year 2018! All in the family: Benton County clan recognized as Tree Farmers of the Year December 6, 2019 Written by: Bennett Hall Published in Corvallis Gazette-Times

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Plant Nutrition in Forestry Tour

A summary: The Plant Nutrition in Forestry tour on Saturday, September 15, 2018 raised more questions than answers but managed to make a group of approximately 25 interested tree farmers have a lot to think about. Mark Gourley is an expert on nutritional balancing for the production of healthy Douglas fir trees in our coastal […]

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Woodland Measurements Workshop

Presented by Benton County Small Woodlands Association Dave Hibbs Cedar Spring Tree Farm Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 Time: 8:30 carpool for a 9:00 start. Will be done at noon. Location: S. Polk County. Details provided upon registration. RSVP: 541-766-6750 by 10 a.m. Wednesday 10/17/18. Space is limited. Knowing something about what you have in […]

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Revisiting the November 2014 Ice Storm (Rescheduled)

Presented by Benton County OSWA Chapter. Gary Springer Starker Forests Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm Location: Benton County, Coast Range. Details provided upon registration. RSVP: 541-766-6750 by 10 a.m., October 12. Space is limited. We will visit areas on public and private land that were heavily impacted by the November 2014 […]

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