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Oregon Small Woodlands Association

An organization made up of Oregon small woodland owners who practice and believe in:

  • The strength of peer to peer communication between landowners
  • The strength of a unified effort to address legislative and regulatory challenges
  • The strength of partnerships in addressing and solving common problems

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Water Quality Issues

water-qualities-picBoard of Forestry is in a Rulemaking Process to evaluate riparian protections on small and medium fish bearing streams.

OSWA is actively engaged in this process emphasizing the use of science and common sense to determine what regulations are needed to protect the beneficial uses of forest streams.

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OSWA Events & News

  • The Oregon Dept. of Forestry issued this news release today. Ackerman-Munson, Springer reappointed to Board of Forestry Sybil Ackerman-Munson of Damascus and Gary Springer of Corvallis have been reappointed to the Oregon Board of Forestry. On Sept. 17, the Oregon State Senate confirmed the reappointment of Ackerman-Munson to a second term running July 1, 2014 […]

  • Find out how this decision may affect you and your Oregon property. For the first time since 1994, the Forestry Board is considering an increase in the tree buffer zone along salmon streams.

  • September 20, 2014 Rohl Tree Farm – Near Veneta Lane County Small Woodlands Association will host a woods tour on Dick and Lou Rohl’s property on Saturday, September 20th from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. Coffee and donuts available at 8:15 am Activities for youths will be available during lunch. Bring the entire family. Enjoy […]

  • This is a great article in the Oregonian – written by our own OSU Extension Forester and OSWA Member Max Bennett on the possibility of creating fire-resistant forests through fuels reduction. To read this article, written by Max Bennett and Stephen Fitzgerald, in the August 16th post on OregonLive.com, click here.

  • The Oregonian has a new article out titled “Thinning Forests Can Cut Fire Risk, Boost Diversity: Guest Opinion“. Written by Dick Powell, August 9, 2014, this article is a great read and relevant to current issues regarding woodland management. Check it out the complete article here.

  • OSWA’s Marion-Polk Chapter has another exemplary newsletter available to read. Much of the news is of interest to all OSWA members, not just ones located in the Marion-Polk area. There are important upcoming events, as well as informational articles. To see the current newsletter, as well as past editions, click here.

  • In celebration of Port Blakely Tree Farms LP’s 150th anniversary Port Blakely and OSWA are offering college scholarships for up to $1000 to the children and grandchildren of OSWA members who are either juniors or seniors in a natural resource college. The scholarships are available because of a $10,000 gift from Port Blakely. To apply […]

Mailing Address

Oregon Small Woodlands Association
187 High Street NE, Suite 208
Salem, OR 97301

Telephone & Fax

 (503) 588-1813
 (503) 588-1970