Castle Family Forest Photos from the April 17th Mini-Tour Van Decker told about the history of the 20 acre forest which was donated to the Philomath Community Foundation by Emery Castle and his daughter, Cheryl Rogers, in 2016. The Castle family’s gift was designated to be used for environmental education with goals of expanding Philomath […]
Trout Mountain Forestry is managing the forest for long term financial support of the camp as well as aesthetics.
We identified 43 different birds and learned a lot about some of them.
Oregon fire scientist, Chris Dunn, presented an overview of the 2020 fires and the history of fire in Oregon. This YouTube video is a recording of the Benton County Small Woodlands 2020 annual meeting. Small woodland owners are in the 2021 fire season and things are not looking good. This video explaining the 2020 firestorm […]
Gary was a long time OSWA member and staunch advocate for Oregon’s small woodland owners. Starker Forests: Gary Springer touched many with his humor, love for forestry Legacy.com: Gary Thad Springer (October 4, 1948 – May 25, 2021)
BCSW Owners Greg Peterson & Nancy Hathaway generated some great PR for woodland owners!
On May 8th the Benton County chapter of the Small Woodlands Association hosted a wildflower hike, one of several outdoor gatherings held by the chapter over the past several months. The hike was attended by a dozen people and was led by Mike Albrecht. We started from the Oak Creek parking lot of the Bald […]
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 […]