Special Interest Groups

Friends of Trees

Friends of Trees inspires community stewardship by bringing people in the Portland-Vancouver area together to plant and care for city trees and urban natural areas.

Green Spirit

Dr. Patrick Moore’s concept that combines environmentalism with both a deep appreciation of nature and an enthusiasm for the challenge. “Spirit” as in spiritual and “spirit” as in team spirit.

Oregon Farm Bureau

The Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a nonprofit organization representing the interests of the state’s farmers and ranchers in the public and policy making arenas.

Oregon Forest & Industries Council

OFIC coordinates advocacy on behalf of more than 50 Oregon forestland owners and forest products manufacturing-related firms to maintain a positive and stable business operating environment for Oregon’s forest products community and encourage long-term investments in healthy forests.

Oregonians for Food & Shelter

OFS coalition provides information on variety of issues impacting natural resource based farmers, foresters and urban businesses.

Trust for Public Lands

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.

Pinchot Institute

Pinchot Institute offers nonpartisan research, education and technical assistance on key issues influencing the future of conservation and sustainable natural resource management.

Temperate Forest Foundation

The Temperature Forest Foundation is a source for information on sustainable living by integrating social, economic, and environmental needs.


Ecotrust is a conservation organization committed to strengthening communities and the environment from Alaska to California. They work with native peoples and in the fisheries, forestry, and food sectors to build a regional economy based on social and ecological opportunities.

American Tree Farm System

A program that promotes the growing of renewable forest resources on private lands while protecting environmental benefits and increasing public understanding of all benefits of productive forestry.

Professional Societies

EarthCam – We Never Close

A leading network of live webcams and, as the premier webcam portal, offers the most comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world.

National Association of State Foresters

A non-profit organization that represents the directors of all 50 State Forestry agencies and the eight U.S. territories.

National Woodland Owners Association

A nationwide organization made up of non-industrial private woodland owners. Founded by non-industrial private woodland owners in 1983, NWOA is independent of the forest products industry and government forestry agencies.

Society of American Foresters

Organization that provides access to information and networking opportunities to prepare members for the challenges and the changes that face natural resource professionals.

Smokey Says

Only you can prevent wildfires

Upcoming Events

Oct 2021

BCSW Fall Mini Tour - Krause Family Tree Farm - Rita Adams Property - Sept 16th - 9am - Details to be determined! - 10/16/2021 at 9:00 am
NEOSWA Neighbor to Neighbor Tour - 10/30/2021 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Nov 2021

Benton Chapter Monthly Meeting - 11/01/2021 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ODF Board of Forestry - November 3/4 - 11/03/2021 - 11/04/2021 at All Day
CCFFA Board of Directors Meeting - 11/10/2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dec 2021

Benton Chapter Monthly Meeting - 12/06/2021 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jan 2022

DSWA Annual Dinner - 01/25/2022 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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

BCSW Annual Summer Picnic - Castle Family Forest - 07/23/2022 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Jul 2023

BCSW Annual Summer Picnic - Castle Family Forest - 07/23/2023 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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