Washington County Neighbor to Neighbor & 2019 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year Video Woods Tour

Barrett and Susan are Washington County’s 2019 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. They purchased their property 30 years ago in somewhat poor condition. They have a great story to tell about the challenges associated with owning forestland but after years of learning from other family forest neighbors and others, their 110 acres is now […]

Lane County OSWA Update

OSWA Report from Lane County Oregon Small Woodlands Association hosts many community and educational events. We are looking forward to the next opportunity for a tree farm tour! Last August we had the honor of gaining firsthand forestry information from Gordon Culbertson, who with his wife Gail owns the Whitewater Tree Farm in Lane County. […]

Linn County Seedling Sale is a Wrap!

A very successful seedling sale! Buoyed by continued success of the Linn County Small Woodlands Association Seedling Sale, board members have increased scholarship and educational funding commitments for the year.  Meeting March 5, directors heard financial results of the February 1 seedling sale.  Treasurer Shirley Holmberg reported that profits from the 25th annual event, after […]

Members Can Add Additional Chapters to Membership

Did you know that for a small fee, existing Oregon Small Woodlands Association members can add additional chapters to their membership? Existing members wishing to add additional chapter memberships, please contact Jeremy Felty at Jeremy@OSWA.Org. Additional chapter memberships are $13 each. We look forward to hearing from any members who are interested in adding additional […]

OSWA End of Session Report

OSWA End of Session Report 2019 By Roger Beyer The legislative session began on January 14th with Democrats controlling both legislative chambers with super majorities (60% or more) and a democratic governor. The two chambers introduced nearly 1500 bills the first day and then adjourned until January 22nd when the session began in earnest.  The […]

Oregon Small Woodlands Association Annual Meeting a Great Success

By Mike Barsotti and Jim James 2019 OSWA Annual Meeting Summary Benton County Small Woodlands Association Chapter hosted the Oregon Small Woodlands Association’s Annual Meeting June 20th – 21st in conjunction with the 2018 Oregon Tree Farmers of the Year Woods Tour of the Oakes family tree farm on June 22nd.  The first day of […]

Corrected Statements Re: HB 2020 Cap & Trade Bill

To read OSWA’s Testimony dated March 1, 2019, please click here. Oregon Small Woodlands Association HB 2020 Recommendationsto Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction Members May 3, 2019 Corrected April 26, 2019 comments Re: HB 2020 Cap & Trade Bill as currently written has many flaws My name is Jim James. I am the Executive Director […]

OSWA Annual Meeting 2019

Hosted by the Benton County Chapter  Please Join Us The Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA) will hold its 2019 annual meeting June 20th – 22nd in Corvallis. The theme for the three-day meeting, hosted by the Benton County OSWA chapter, is “Research, Policy and Practices for Family Forest Management.” On Thursday, June 20th there will […]