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 […]

Cost of Converting to Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Preliminary Estimate of the Cost for Oregon to Convert to Alternative Fuel Vehicles 4/22/19 Greg Peterson PE Introduction Before starting a new undertaking, stakeholders should know the scope, schedule, and cost, but unfortunately with HB 2020, and its many amendments, this has been obscured, so that very few Oregonians know what is involved with the […]

Early Seral Biodiversity and Management

Dear Oregon Small Woodlands Association Chapters, We would like to invite you to our Early Seral Biodiversity and Management event that will take place at Oregon State University on June 10th with an optional field tour on June 11th to visit management sites. It has now been over a decade since the topic of early […]

Collins Tree Farm Neighbor to Neighbor Woods Tour

By Jeremy Felty On June 2nd, 90 participants visited the 190-acre Collin’s tree farm located in Jackson County, hosted by Bill and Marion Collins, the Jackson/Josephine OSWA Chapter, and OSU Forestry Extension. It was funded by a grant to OSWA from Oregon Forest Resource Institute. Bill and Marion Collins purchased their 160 acres in 1969. […]

Thank You Lane County for another Successful Annual Meeting

By Jim James OSWA enjoyed another successful Annual Meeting June 28-30 in Springfield, once again hosted by Lane County’s OSWA chapter. Thursday’s mill tours and board meeting, Friday’s program, and Saturday’s woods tour were all well attended and as in 2017, Lane County was a wonderful host. Keynote Speaker, Seneca CEO, Todd Payne spoke about […]