Benton County Chapter

Welcome to Benton County OSWA Chapter

Check out Shiver River Farm’s blog at http://shiverriver.net
for more wildlife sightings from their trail camera this summer.
I’m going to have to set one of those cameras up on my place!
Why are Dave and Sarah smiling?
It’s fire season and they have a water wagon.
“Another Day at the Office” – Photo credit Pat Boren

The Art & Science of Trail Building

by Matt McPharlin
Presented at the Benton County Chapter Annual Meeting – January 2020

2020 Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

Ed Easterling and Crestmont Farm have been selected as our 2020 Tree Farmer of the Year.

We are hoping to schedule a tour in the Fall – dependent on the health situation at that time.

Stay posted for more information.


2019 Tree Farmer of the Year Tour at Shiver River

Benton Chapter Board of Directors

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 – David Ehlers @ 541-231-7094
  • Treasurer – Jane Brandenburg
  • Secretary – Dena Oakes
  • Membership – Sarah Edwardsson @ 541-745-2062
  • OSWA Rep –  Nancy Hathaway @ 541-758-5510
  • Program Chair – Pat Boren @ 541-929-2144
  • Education Chair – Rita Adams @ 541-752-3324
  • Tree Farmer of Year Program Chair – David Hibbs @ 541-752-3245
  • Member at large – Mike Albrecht @ 541-231-0337
  • Member at large – Karen Fleck Harding @ 541-929-6398
  • Member at large – Diana Blakney

Meeting Minutes

The Quarterly Bark Newsletter

The Quarterly Bark is the joint newsletter for Benton, Lane, Linn, and Lincoln County OSWA chapters. You can access current and past editions here.


Benton County OSWA Chapter News & Events

2019 Tree Farmer of the Year: Shiver River LLC

Benton County Chapter celebrated our 2019 Tree Farmers of the Year on September 21st  at Shiver River Farm with a forest tour and luncheon. Forty three people attended. Diana Blakney, Sid Picht & KC Thompson welcomed us to their family forestland located on the eastern flank of Marys Peak. We were able to witness the results […]

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Quarterly Bark January 2020 Issue

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2018 Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year 2018: Oakes Investment LLC – June 2019 Tour

On Saturday, June 22, Oakes Investment LLC hosted a Neighbor to Neighbor tour to celebrate its selection as the 2018 Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year. We had the opportunity to see what the Carr-Oakes family has been up to on their tree farm over the past year. We took a drive along the excellent […]

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March 2019 – Harding Discussion Group Tour

The Benton County Chapter has revived our popular “discussion group tours” or “twilight tours” where we visit each other’s properties and discuss forest management ideas. It’s an opportunity to see what/how others are doing things, show off our accomplishments, make suggestions, ask questions, discuss issues and problems and just have a general learning experience. No formal […]

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Aug 2019 Edwardsson Discussion Group Tour

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Quarterly Bark October 2019 Issue

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Smokey Says

ALWAYS BE CAREFUL
Only you can prevent wildfires

Benton Events

Sep 2020

Benton Chapter Monthly Board Meeting - 09/07/2020 - 09/08/2020 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Oct 2020

Benton Chapter Monthly Board Meeting - 10/05/2020 - 10/06/2020 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Nov 2020

Benton Chapter Monthly Board Meeting - 11/02/2020 - 11/03/2020 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dec 2020

Benton Chapter Monthly Board Meeting - 12/07/2020 - 12/08/2020 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Sep 2020

Benton Chapter Monthly Board Meeting - 09/07/2020 - 09/08/2020 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lincoln Co Small Woodlands Assoc. Annual Meeting 2020 - 09/12/2020 at 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Oct 2020

Benton Chapter Monthly Board Meeting - 10/05/2020 - 10/06/2020 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Columbia County Board Meeting - 10/13/2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Nov 2020

Benton Chapter Monthly Board Meeting - 11/02/2020 - 11/03/2020 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Columbia Annual Dinner - 11/07/2020 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dec 2020

Benton Chapter Monthly Board Meeting - 12/07/2020 - 12/08/2020 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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