Welcome to the Benton County Small Woodlands Association! We are an active chapter that holds regular tours of each others’ tree farms, lectures, and other educational events to support responsible forest management, network, and share our knowledge.
Our monthly meetings are held virtually the first Monday of each month from 4pm – 6pm; contact any board member for the Zoom link.
We also have a Facebook Group where you can share comments, observations, and pictures with BCSW members—join the conversation!
Let’s Go to the Forest! Mini-Tours
In these challenging times of pandemic precautions, Benton Small Woodland Association is still holding mini-forest-tours! It is a great opportunity to get out into forests for learning and sharing.
There will be four tours this spring, spaced through March, April, and May. We will be compliant with the COVID regulations by enforcing mask usage, distancing and limiting the number of attendees; each tour will be limited to 10 attendees. We ask that you sign up for just one of the tours so participation can be spread over more members.
2020-2021 Benton County Tree Farmer of the Year
Congratulations to Ed Easterling, Benton County’s 2020 Tree Farmer of the Year! Ed established Crestmont Farm in 2005 on 775 acres of intensively managed, heavily-harvested industrial forestlands with the objective of balancing wood production and habitat management. He immediately began working with consulting foresters and others to maintain and enhance the forest plantations while looking towards restoration of the property’s other resources. Over the past 15 years, Ed and his team have transformed industrial timberlands just west of Corvallis into a community resource.
While we have not been able to have the 2020 Tree Farmer of the Year event due to gathering restrictions, we hope to hold this tour in the fall of 2021.
Benton County OSWA Chapter News & Events
The Quarterly Bark is the joint newsletter for Benton, Lane, Linn, and Lincoln County OSWA chapters. Download .pdf
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 […]
It was yet another Zoom meeting but it was well attended and very well hosted. Portions of the meeting were recorded for upload to YouTube. Retiring board members, Karen Fleck-Harding and Mike Albrecht were recognized for their decades of service. Longtime board member Nancy Hathaway is the 2020 BCSW Volunteer of the Year. Due to […]
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.
About the Benton Chapter
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. More information is also available on the chapter’s Facebook Group.
For general inquiries, please email email@example.com.
- President – David Ehlers @ 541-231-7094
- Treasurer – Jane Brandenburg
- Secretary – Diana Blakney
- 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 – Dena Oakes
- Member at large – Darrell Oakes
- Member at large – Ed Easterling