The Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA) is a member-based association that represents small woodland owners in Oregon. Our Regular Members own between 1 and 5000 acres of land with trees growing on their property. We also have an Associate Membership for those who do not own woodlands in Oregon, but are interested in the best interests of small woodland owners.
OSWA members are individuals, families, or companies who want to connect and network with other property owners in their county, state, and region.
We provide our members with:
- Opportunities to get together with others with similar interests and to collaborate with others on a variety of common issues
- Resources for current information and technologies
- Representation to the state legislature, state agencies, and state boards and commissions
- Collaboration with sister organizations at the state, regional, and federal level
- A common voice on all issues important to Oregon's small woodland owners
- Opportunities to participate in developing forest carbon markets, should they decide to do so.
On April 22, 1960 a group of small woodland owners, who were concerned about issues unique to small woodland owners, filed articles of incorporation with the state for the Small Woodlands Association. The original Board was all from Lane County. Over time, small woodland owners from other counties joined and in 1966 the name was changed to Oregon Small Woodlands Association. For over 50 years OSWA has helped to serve the needs of small woodland owners in Oregon.