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 edition!

Northwest Woodlands Magazine

Northwest Woodlands is a quarterly publication produced in cooperation with our affiliated groups in Washington, Idaho and Montana will keep you informed on regional issues. The magazine is dedicated to the management of family forestlands in the Northwest and has many articles by regional experts and forestry education specialists.

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Below you will find the complete library of published Northwest Woodlands Magazine editions. Enjoy reading the latest, or dive deep into archived issues back to 2005!


2020

  • NEW! Winter 2020 – 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

2019

  • NFall 2019 – The Business of Growing Trees: Wise Business Practices; Market Innovations; Workforce Sustainability; Tax Reminders
  • Spring 2019Regenerating Your Forest: Tips for Thoughtful Planning, Do it Right the First Time, Options for Seedling Sources, Working With the Nurseries, Controlling Competing Vegetation

2018

  • Winter 2018 Integrated Pest Management: See the Forest and the Trees; When Pesticides are the Best Option; Swept Away by Scotch Broom? An Unusual Wood Borer
  • Spring 2018Logging 1.0: Logging for Forest Health Harvest Methods & Equipment; Choosing Loggers & Markets; DIY Opportunities
  • Summer 2018  – Forest Recreation: Evolution of Forest Recreation; Protection from Liability; Tips for a Managed Recreation Program; Side Benefits of Recreation Access; Planning and Implementing a Trail System

2017

  • Winter 2017Working Cooperatively with Partners: Collaboration is Powerful; Developing Markets for Juniper; In Partnership to Manage Urban Forestland; Oregon Woodland Cooperative Model; Solving Forest Conflicts in Idaho’s Clearwater Basin
  • Spring 2017Forestland Security: Liability and Responsibility; Working with Law Enforcement; Many Uses of Trail Cameras; Securities on Forest Operations; Ideas for Protecting Your Forest
  • Summer 2017Interpretation and Application of Science: Science Supports Forest Managers; Washington’s Adaptive Management; Wildland Fire Science; Climate-Smart Strategies; Science Solves a Mystery
  • Fall 2017Valueable Lessons For Forestland Owners: Know the Basics of Your Forest; Work With the Best Contractors; Strive for Forest Resilience; Contracts for Woodland Owners; Technology Can Help

2016

  • Winter 2016Streams and Riparian Areas: Benefits and Challenges of Streams on Your Property; What Are We Studying and Why?; A Successful Fish Passage Project; Basic Road Maintenance Tips; Applying a Fixed-Width Buffer
  • Spring 2016Managing Forests for Extreme Events: Ups and Downs of Forest Insects; Landslide Basics; Managing with Mother Nature: Improved; Seed Options: Are you Ready for Fire Season?
  • Summmer 2016Recovering from Extreme Events: Effects of Disturbance; Restoration after Insect Epidemics; Salvage and Silviculture; Recovery After Extreme Weather; Prevention and Recovery with NRCS
  • Fall 2016Forestland Taxes: Key Points on Timber Tax Issues; A Primer on Basis and Depletion; Succession and Estate Planning; What to Know About Capital Gains; How to Handle Casualty Losses; Helpful Tips for IRS Form T

2015

  • Fall 2015Managing For Wildlife: Wildlife on Private Forestland; The ‘EAT’ Team; Who Ate My Tree?; A Closer Look at Songbirds; Basic Habitat Improvements
  • Summer 2015 – Silviculture: Basic Silvicuture; Sustainable Forestry Near Chehalis; Forest Soil Considerations; Hardwood Opportunities; McGovern Tree Farm; Tree Farm Grow & Yield.
  • Spring 2015Love of the Land: A Woodland Owner Profile; Mom’s Glade in Idaho; Loving the Land in Washington; Enjoying Northwest Montana; A Sense of Place in Oregon; Succession Planning; What Were We Getting Into?
  • Winter 2015Forestry Tools For Landowners: Tools of the Trade; Mobile Electronic Forestry; DIY Tools, Today’s Heavy Equipment; Safety in the Woods; Chainsaw Maintenance

2014

  • Fall 2014 – Where Do My Trees Go? Our Region’s Forest Industry; Advancements in Wood Structures; Future Forest Products; The State of Customary Markets; Christmas Trees Around the World
  • Summer 2014Fire: Are you Ready for Fire Season? Creating Fire-resistant Forests through Fuels Reduction; National Fire Policy
  • Spring 2014Economics of Forest Management: Financial Analysis Principles and Application; Timing Your Timber Harvest; The Realities of Owner-Managed Harvest; Does Rocking Roads Pay?; Tractor Ownership; How to Pay Your Logger
  • Winter 2014Invasives: The Invaders are Coming; Preventing Weed Spread; Exotic Insects Threaten our Forests; Plant Invaders; Biological Control: New Allies in Weed Control

2013

  • Fall 2013Forestland Recreation: Enhance Your Land’s Recreational Value; Off the Beaten Path… Way Off; Properties Provide Turkey Hunting Opportunities; Understanding Recreational Immunity Laws
  • Summer 2013Eastside Forestry: What’s the Skinny? Too Many Trees, Too Few Mills; Wallowa County Responds to Challenges, Reducing Fire Risk, Family Finds Success with Cattle and Timber
  • Winter 2013Owning Forestland: What’s Next? Wildlife: Who is Living in Your Backyard; Idenitfying Trees and Plants; Clues to the Health of Your Forest; New Technology: Is it Time to Jump in? Consulting Foresters Bring Value

2012

  • Fall 2012 – Biofuels and Nutrient Benefits of Slash Retention: Is There a Place for Woodland Owners in the Biofuel Industry?  Hybrid Poplars for Fuel; From Biomass to Jetfuel; Is Biomass a Future Market in Montana? Maintaining Site Productivity During a Biomass Harvest.
  • Summer 2012Management Plans: What, Why, and How; Toward a Uniform Forest Managment Planning a System; A Story from Semi-Arid Eastside, The Crystal Lake Tree Farm Program Celebrates; Restoring.
  • Spring 2012Market: Global Forest Products Markets; Deciphering Forest Products Market Trends; What You Should Know about the Export Insects and Diseases, Logging Contract Relations, Your Property?
  • Winter 2012Threats to Your Property: Insects and Diseases; Logging Contract Relations, Your Property? Tell it to the Judge, Why My Tree Farm is Gated, Landowner Develops Succession Plan.

2011

  • Tax Edition (2011) – Bonus Article Available on Websites: Do you need to file Form 1099-S when reporting a timber sale? This is a significant issue to know before a timber sale is made. In an additional article available to readers on your state organization’s website (members only section), tax specialist Linda Wang describes the fine details of Form 1099 reporting.
  • Fall2011Taxation: Tax Tips for 2011; What is Your Woodland’s Tax Classification? Casualty Loss, What is Basis? Record Keeping: What, Why and How, State Tax Programs; Reforestation Expenditures.
  • Summer 2011Water and Riparian Management: New Ideas for Riparian Management Areas; Clean Water: Emerging Issues, What is Fish Habitat? How Can I Make the Stream on My Land Better for Fish? Forests and Drinking Water.
  • Spring 2011Capturing Values From Your Property: Capturing Forest Values Cooperatively; Rural Energy Programs; Nontimber Forest Products; Future Log Markets; Conservation Easements; Carbon Market Opportunities.
  • Winter 2011Five Essential Elements for Successful Reforestation: How Do I Know if I Have a Quality Seedling? Is Your Site Prepared for the Race? The Importance of Seed Source, Benefits of Fall Planting.

2010

  • Fall 2010The Next Generation; Our land, Your legacy: Estate planning in today’s economy. Google Earth: Next-generation Technology.
  • Winter 2010Peeking into the Chemical Tool Box: Toxic Assets in Forestry; Fears, Fears, Facts and Philosophy; Controlling Competing Vegetation; Family Tackles Weeds with Non-Chemical Tactics; Trends in Forest Chemicals.

2009

  • Fall 2009Managing in Economic Catastrophe: Recovery After the 2007 Storm; Are You Prepared for a Wildfire? From Ashes to Trees: A Wildfire Recovery Story; The Hidden Threat in Firewood; Managing Mountain Pine Beetles.
  • Spring 2009Hardwoods are Growing up and becoming profitable to family forest owners; The practice of red alder silviculture; Evaluating sites for planting hardwoods in the pacific NW; Ecological value of natural red alder and pacific NW hardwood stands; Reclaiming fading glory: the decline of aspen and how to bring it back; Genetics of poplar plantations; Hardwood growth and yield.
  • Winter 2009Forests Around the West: What Others are Doing; Forest Ownership and Management ? What?s Your Style? Why Indian Forests Work; BLM Plans for the Future; OSU’s Living Laboratories; Port Blakely Manages for Long-Term Value.

2008

  • Fall 2008 Silviculture 101; Designing your Forest; Spacing and Thinning Red Alder; The Realities of Pruning; Planting Density; Uneven-aged Challenges; Thinning in Conifer Forests.
  • Summer 2008 Legal Issues; Timber Trespass in a Nutshell; Spotted Owl Returns to the Spotlight; Contracts; Securing Access to Your Forestland; The Importance of Property Boundaries.
  • Spring 2008Making Timber Harvesting Decisions; Merchandising Logs: to get ahead, plan ahead! Safety in the Woods; How to choose a forest contractor; Remedial Commercial Thinning.
  • Winter 2008Wildlife and Managed Forests; Sustainability Checklist; Connect the Forest Food Web Dots; Your Forest at Night; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

2007

  • Fall 2007 Generations to come: who will own your forest? Changes in timberland ownership & Estate planning options.
  • Summer 2007Global Forest Products markets; impact on family forest owners. It’s a big world out there, and Pacific Northwest forests are intricately tied to global forest products markets.
  • Spring 2007 Adding to your Woodlands; Hot Air; Insect & Disease; Resistance; Wildlife Features; Fire Protection; The right Equipment.

2006

  • Fall 2006Tool Time: Matching today’s jobs with yesterday’s tools. Be equipped for the job you are doing now.
  • Spring 2006The Future of Family Forests; The Future of Wood Products; Biomass: Fuel For Change; Marketing Cooperatives; Climate Change and Forests.
  • Winter 2006New century forest products – Opportunities for the family forestland owner. Lifestyle forest owners look to all values of the forest. Forest industry directory helps buyers and sellers get together. Nature and Resource-Based Tourism: Should I take this step?

2005

  • Fall 2005 – Changing Generations; Succession of the Family Business; Key Estate Planning Ingredients; Tips for Successful Family Meetings, Estate Planning: Start Early and Be Patient; The Generation Transfer: How Do You Accomplish It?
  • Spring 2005 Alternative Species Silviculture: The Choice of Species Depends Partly on Objectives; Coast Redwood is Tolerant and Valuable; Return of the King: Western White Pine; Inland Northwest Opportunities and Challenges; Willamette Valley Ponderosa Pine Making a Comeback.
  • Winter 2005 The Art, Humor and Zen of Stewarding Trees; The Spirituality of Forestry; Dancer, the Monster Machine, Chainsaw Zen, One Family’s Connection to Time and Place Through Trees; The Art of Trees; Deep-Rooted Memories.

Oregon Family Forests News

The Oregon Family Forest Newsletter is a partnership publication bringing news and information to small woodland owners throughout Oregon.

Includes information about upcoming events, notes and/or letters from OSWA’s President or Executive Director, as well as chapter specific news. Statewide updates on legislation, event, helpful information and OSWA partnerships are also included.

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Oregon Family Forest News 2019

2018

Oregon Family Forest News 2018

2017

Oregon Family Forests News 2017

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Oregon Family Forest News 2016

2015

Oregon Family Forests News 2015

2014

Oregon Family Forest News 2014

2013-

Oregon Family Forest News 2013 

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More Publications

OSWA Members also have access to other Publications, such as the Northwest Woodlands Magazine. Current and past editions can be found in the OSWA Members Area.

You can also find archived editions of the Oregon Family Forest Newsletter, known as The Woodlander Update.

The Woodlander Update Archive

The Woodlander Update is an OSWA publication that was published 6 times a year. It kept readears informed of the latest news impacting family forestlands in Oregon from 2006 through 2012. It includes profiles of people who work with the forest, articles about forest management, suggestions for marketing your products and other resources to help you better manage your forestland asset.

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The Woodlander Update 2012

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The Woodlander Update 2011

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The Woodlander Update 2007

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The Woodlander Update 2006

In 2012, OSWA replaced The Woodlander Update with a new publication called Oregon Family Forest News.

OSWA Publications

Oregon Small Woodlands Association values education and community partnership. For that reason, we publish a newsletter and a magazine keeping everyone up to date on important issues, upcoming events and more!

Oregon Family Forests News

A partnership publication bringing news and information to small woodland owners throughout Oregon.

Includes information about upcoming events, notes and/or letters from OSWA’s President or Executive Director, as well as chapter specific news. Statewide updates on legislation, event, helpful information and OSWA partnerships are also included. Get the latest electronic version here.

The Woodlander Update Archive

The Woodlander Update is an OSWA publication that was published 6 times a year. It kept members and public informed of the latest news impacting family forestlands in Oregon. We’ve archived these, making all past issues available to the public. Issues include profiles of people who work with the forest, articles about forest management, suggestions for marketing your products and other resources to help you better manage your forestland asset.

NW Woodlands Magazine

Northwest Woodlands is a quarterly publication produced in cooperation with our affiliated groups in Washington, Idaho and Montana will keep you informed on regional issues. The magazine is dedicated to the management of family forestlands in the Northwest and has many articles by regional experts and forestry education specialists.

This publication created especially for OSWA Members and is available in our Members Area.

If you are not a current OSWA Member, you can join here:

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