Join us for the Oregon Small Woodlands Association annual meeting
06.03.2019

Once again it's time to celebrate family forests at the Oregon Small Woodlands Association annual meeting. This year, OSWA, a member-based association that represents small woodland owners in Oregon, will hold its annual meeting June 20-22 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 20 you can choose to tour Oregon State University’s new Oregon Forest Science Complex, the Hull-Oakes Lumber Co. mill in Monroe, or Georgia Pacific’s sawmill or Thompson Timber Co.’s sort yard and shipping operation, both in Philomath.

OSWA’s annual meeting program and awards banquet will take place on June 21 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 22. Participants will visit Oakes Investment, LLC’s forestland near Monroe, which is managed by Don, Darrell and Dena Oakes and has been in the Oakes family since 1883. 

Please join us for an informative and fun meeting. Learn more about the event here.

For the forest,

Mike Cloughesy

Director of Forestry

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