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 […]

Winter 2020 NW Woodlands Magazine

The Winter 2020 Northwest Woodlands Magazine is now available for download. Topics include: Forest Goals: Expanding Your Vision Making Your Goals Fit the Real World Plan for the Future of Your Forestland What About Carbon? Share Your Science Data Developments in Certification Head over to the OSWA Members Area to log in and read this […]

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 […]

OSWA’s 2018 Successes

Thanks for tuning in to learn about some of Oregon Small Woodland Association’s 2018 Successes. 2018 was another busy and productive year for OSWA! Here are some highlights: At the Capitol: OSWA was successful with its priority efforts at the 2018 Legislative short session. The $500,000 Eastside Fire Tax Relief, which was dropped during the 2017 […]