Lincoln Chapter Annual Dinner Meeting

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The Lincoln County Chapter
OSWA Annual Dinner Meeting.

header-oswa-logoEAGLE ROOST TREE FARM
On Saturday March the 17th
@ 1617 N Bay View Drive, Waldport.

Join us for an afternoon of fun, information and dinner!

This is an opportunity for a pleasant afternoon, visiting with Neighbors and Friends along with an update on current events affecting us in the timber industry with and dining out.

Our keynote speaker will be Mr. Kevin Masterson, the Oregon DEQ lead person on testing, for pesticides, bringing us up to date on those issues.

Jim James, OSWA Executive Director will bring us up to date on how we as OSWA Members have an impact on the course of changes that affect us.

We will hear from our Own Extension Forester Valerie Grant, as well from our new County Steward forester.

Our meeting will close with the traditional raffle of donated items.

Social time 2:30 PM, 3:15 PM Speakers. Dinner @ 5PM.

The Annual Meeting will be short after dinner with Members

Please RSVP To:

Judy Pelletier by March the 15th at jpelleti@charter.net

Or to: pmbregman@msn.com

The Meeting provides a great opportunity to invite neighbors and friends to experience the benefits of becoming an LCOSWA member.

Please feel comfortable to bring a guest.

March 17, 2018: 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tree Sale – Lincoln County

Written by Admin. Posted in General News, Lincoln, OSWA Home Page

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Lincoln County Chapter
TREE SEEDLING SALE
Saturday, February 24th 2018

The Lincoln County Small Woodlands Association will host their annual native tree seedling sale on Saturday, February 24th 2018

Location: Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 4H building
Newport, OR
Time: Sale hours are 10am – 3pm or until supply runs out.

At this sale a number of native tree seedlings and some native shrub species will be available. This annual event is designed to provide the public with affordable native tree seedlings, promote natural resource conservation awareness, and to increase forest owners’ knowledge and abilities as stewards of their land. (A few nonnatives also)

Most seedlings will be $2. Contact jsteere@miami-corp.com w/questions

Species include Douglas fir, Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Port Orford, Incense and Deodara Cedar, Noble Fir, Sitka Spruce, Coastal Redwood, Giant Sequoia, Colorado Spruce (blue), Ponderosa Pine(valley), Big Leaf Maple, Red Alder, Oregon Ash, White Oak, Pacific Willow. Shrubs will include Oregon Grape, Mock Orange, Indian Plum, Red Osier Dogwood, Ocean Spray … // Larger orders 100 – 200+ of Douglas Fir, Hemlock, should be available, but limited.

February 24, 2018: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lane County Small Woodlands Tree Sale

Written by Admin. Posted in General News, Lane, Local Chapter Events, OSWA Home Page

Join us for Lane County Small Woodland Association’s Annual Seedling Sale

Alton Baker Park Saturday, 3 February 2018

Alton Baker Park
501Day Island Rd.
Eugene, OR 97401

Date: Saturday, 3 February 2018
Time: 08:00 am – until sold out

Location:
Alton Baker Park
501 Day Island Road Eugene, OR 97401

LSWA Contacts:
Mike & Connie Atkinson Phone – (541) 344-4991
e-mail: 1964coyote1963@gmail.com
or
mac3853@gmail.com

Species Available

  • Douglas-Fir
  • Western Red Cedar
  • Redwoods
  • Noble Fir
  • Willamette Valley Ponderosa Pine
  • Mixed Hardwoods

LSWA is expecting to have around 5000 seedlings available. Pricing will be from $1.00 to $2.00 per seedling.

 

 

Lane County Small Woodlands Association’s Annual Meeting

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January 2018
Lane County Small Woodlands Association’s Annual Meeting

Join us for an evening of fun and information at Eugene Elks Club, West 11th Avenue

Date: Thursday, 18 January 2018
Address: 2470 West 11th, Eugene, OR 97402

Times:

  • 5:30 pm- Social
  • 6:30 pm- Dinner
  • 7:00 pm – Meeting
  • 8:30 pm – Adjourn

Dinner will be $ 15 per person

Please RSVP to:
Dick Beers by January 15th
541.687.1854 – 541.729.251 (cell) or
e-mail: rbeers2606@comcast.net

Other Questions:
Mike Atkinson 541-344-4991 or e-mail: 1964coyote1963@gmail.com

This is a great opportunity to invite neighbors and friends to experience the benefits of being a LCSWA member. Please feel comfortable bringing a guest, especially anyone who might be interested in becoming a future member. This is an opportunity for a pleasant evening dining out, visiting with
neighbors and getting updated on LCSWA’s current and future activities.

LCSWA’s guest speakers will be Rick Dancer. Rick will provide us a perspective on how to communicate with the public. Jim James, OSWA Executive Director will update us on OSWA’s status and current activities. Gordon Culbertson will provide us insight into current log markets and what to expect this coming year.

Our meeting closes with LCSWA annual raffle of donated items.

LCSWA will have three board seats up for election and should you have any interest in serving on the board, put your name up for nomination during the meeting.

LCSWA would also like to remind all that we will be having the chapter’s annual seedling sale Saturday February 3, 2018 at Eugene’s Alton Baker Park. It will begin at 8am and continue until sold out. Plan on dropping by to support this annual fundraising event.

Your Board looks forward to receiving your feedback on activities, both past and future.

See You There!

Benton County Supports Red-Legged Frogs

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Marsha Carr and two of her granddaughters, Benton County members, are making an effort to support red-legged frogs.

Red-legged frogs are on the endangered list in California. First the girls drained the pond with some direction from ODFW.oswa-benton-carr-2

Brian Bangs, shown here, from the Finley Wildlife Refuge showed Kayla Carr what to plant and where. oswa-benton-carr-3

Natalie Unrein (also shown here) and Kayla Carr are becoming great future stewards of the land.oswa-benton-carr-1

2017 OSWA Annual Meeting, Workshop & Luncheon

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EMPHASIZING THE “FAMILY” OF FAMILY FOREST LANDOWNERS

Connecting families and the tree farm

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Place: The Rediscovery Forest in the Oregon Garden
Focus: Families are invited to participate in three 30-minute concurrent sessions in the Rediscovery Forest.

1. How to determine density management with Mike Cloughesy, OFRI, and Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension
2. Being successful with reforestation with Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension
3. Managing ponderosa pine with Willamette Valley Ponderosa Pine

Conservation Association Connecting families and forest fun

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Place: The Discovery Pavilion
Focus: Forest discovery station for young family members. Hands-on funand learning with Rikki Heath, OFRI
Families are also welcome to tour The Oregon Garden on their own or ride the tram before or after the luncheon! Admission is included in registration.

INSPECTORS

New this year! Inspector annual meeting and workshop. Inspectors that attend workshop do not have to pay for luncheon. Hosted by Tamara Cushing, OSU; Lauren Grand, OSU; and Mike and Connie Atkinson, OTFS inspection coordinators.
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Place: Oregon Garden Resort
Focus: We will explore the wealth of information from the national woodland owner survey and discuss approaches for engaging more family forest owners in a meaningful conversation about their woods.
Also, updates on certification requirements.

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TREE FARM RECOGNITION LUNCHEON

Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (lunch)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 (awards)
Place: Oregon Garden Resort
The sessions will be followed by a brief Oregon Tree Farm System business meeting and then a lunch (pricing on back) honoring the
County Tree Farmers of the Year. The high point of the day will be
a video featuring all the County Tree Farmers of the Year and the
announcement of the Inspector of the Year and the Oregon Tree
Farmer of the Year for 2017.

Sponsors:

Oregon Tree Farm System, Inc
Oregon Small Woodlands Association
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon Department of Forestry
Oregon Forest Resources Institute
OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
For more information, contact Jim James at 503-588-1813 or jimjamesoswa@yahoo.com.

Download the complete OTFS Annual Meeting Flyer and Registration flyer here.

Send your completed registration, along with fees, to the address on the back.

Nine Nominated for 2017 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year

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Nine Oregon Tree Farm System (OTFS) members have been nominated for 2017 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. Inspectors are visiting these nominees this summer and the selection of Oregon’s 2017 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year will be made at the OTFS Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 21st at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.

All family forest landowners are invited to participate in the meeting program and awards luncheon.

Download the complete OTFS Annual Meeting Flyer and Registration here.

County nominees are:

  • Clackamas County – Bob and Marianne Kahl – Conerstone Farm nominated by OSWA’s Clackamas County Chapter
  • Columbia County – Eve Lonnquist – Cedar Row Farm, LLC nominated by OSWA’s Columbia County Chapter
  • Klamath County – Ken and Linda Dollinger – The South 40 nominated by Oregon Department of Forestry Stewardship Forester and OSWA member Kellie Carlsen
  • Lane County – Steve and Wylda Cafferata – Cafferatta Family Forest nominated by OSWA’s Lane County Chapter
  • Lincoln County – Mike Newton – Newton Family Forest, Eddyville nominated by OSWA’s Lincoln County Chapter
  • Linn County – Ivan and Rebecca Wolthuis – - Mountain Springs Tree Farm nominated by OSWA’s Linn County Chapter
  • Polk County – David Hibbs and Sarah Karr – Cedar Spring Tree Farm nominated by OSWA’s Benton County Chapter
  • Washington County – Steve and Lynn Harrel – Scotch-Berry Tree Farm nominated by OSWA’s Washington County Chapter
  • Yamhill County – Edward and Patricia Zakocs – Rocking EZ Acres nominated by OSWA’s Yamhill County Chapter

The nominating chapter of the 2017 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year will be asked to sponsor OSWA’s 2018 Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year woods tour.