Hosted by the Benton County Chapter
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 be tour options for either Oregon State University’s new Oregon Forest Science Complex, Hull-Oakes Lumber Co. mill in Monroe, or the Thompson Timber Co.’s sort yard & shipping operation and Georgia Pacific’s sawmill both in Philomath.
OSWA’s annual meeting program and awards banquet will take place on June 21st at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis. The full-day program includes speakers discussing fire, forest carbon, communications and the latest research on the marbled murrelet. Other activities include a silent auction and awards banquet for the OSWA Chapter Volunteers of the Year and the 2019 County Tree Farmers of the Year, among other honors.
The annual meeting will conclude with the 2018 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year Woods Tour on June 22nd. Participants will visit Oakes Investment, LLC’s forestland near Monroe managed by Don, Darrell and Dena Oaks, which has been in the Oakes family since 1883.
Plans will include:
- Discounted lodging at Corvallis Courtyard Marriott
- Corvallis Courtyard Marriott Hotel
- 400 SW 1st St, Corvallis, OR 97333
- (541) 753-0199
Thursday, June 20th:
- Afternoon mill and area tours
- OTFS and OSWA Board meetings at Courtyard Marriott
Friday, June 21st at Benton County Fair Grounds:
- Full day of presentations, exhibits, and programs
- OSWA Membership Meeting
- Silent Auction Awards banquet
Saturday, June 22nd -Carr/Oaks:
- 2018 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year woods tour