Douglas County Chapter

Monthly Board Meetings are the FIRST Tuesday of the month in Room 310 at the Douglas County Courthouse at 5:00 pm.

Chapter Contact

Feel free to reach out to the Douglas County Chapter!

Tami Braz 541-773-0402

Though I’m So Old by Robert Mealy, Oregon Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year 1989. Read by Tami Jo Braz for Arbor Day 2022.

Upcoming Events

Neighbor to Neighbor Tour: Why We Belong

Douglas/Coos-Curry Forest Stewardship Tour

Benson Tree Farm, Riverton, OR

N2N Tour Article

Douglas County Small Woodland Association 2021 Tree Farmer of the Year

Douglas Small Woodlands Association selects Evan & Lorreen Barnes as Douglas County’s Tree Farmer of the Year 2021.

Beginning with Marion and Pat Rentz’s Wildcat Creek Farm in Camas Valley in 1977, a family or individual has been chosen for their exemplary forest stewardship and woodland management.

Evan and Lorreen have managed their woodland in Melrose, for multiple benefits for 15 years. Dotted on the hillside are beautifully pruned, ancient fruit trees. Walnut trees abound in the yard, a bountiful garden lies beyond, cattle are grazing in the field, and timbered hillsides stand across the valley in an agroforestry – silvopasture, symbiotic harmony.

Evan has recently been milling his own wood for projects around the tree farm, which he is amazingly capable and constantly in the middle of.

Our Tree Farmer of the Year 2021 woods tour planned for September 18, 2021 has been postponed.

Your chapter is ready to bring you the BRranch tour with Evan and Lorreen when conditions allow. We will let you know as soon as possible.

Douglas Woodlands Update


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Winter 2021 Newsletter

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Winter 2020 Newsletter

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Spring Newsletter – May 5th 2019

Douglas Chapter Summer 2018 Newsletter

Douglas County Newsletter Spring 2018

Douglas County December 2017 newsletter

2016 Summer Newsletter

2016 Spring Newsletter

2015 Fall Newsletter

2015 Summer Newsletter

Spring 2012 Newsletter

April 2011 Newsletter

Douglas OSWA Chapter News & Events

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Smokey Says

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Douglas Events

Aug 2022

Douglas County Fair DTO Timber Booth - 08/03/2022 - 08/06/2022 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sep 2022

DSWA Tree Farmer of the Year 2022 - 09/17/2022 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Jun 2022

2022 State OSWA Convention - Jun 23-25, 2022 - Corvallis, Oregon - 06/23/2022 - 06/25/2022 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jul 2022

Columbia Summer Picnic Set Up - 07/15/2022 at 12:00 am
Columbia Summer Picnic - 07/16/2022 at 12:00 am
BCSW Annual Summer Picnic - Castle Family Forest - 07/23/2022 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Aug 2022

Douglas County Fair DTO Timber Booth - 08/03/2022 - 08/06/2022 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Columbia Board Meeting - 08/09/2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sep 2022

Columbia Board Meeting - 09/13/2022 at 7:00 pm
DSWA Tree Farmer of the Year 2022 - 09/17/2022 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Oct 2022

Columbia Board Meeting - 10/11/2022 at 7:00 pm

Nov 2022

Columbia Board Meeting - 11/05/2022 at 7:00 pm

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