We are the Linn County chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA).

If you're a small woodland owner of less than 5,000 acres or if you're a small woodlands advocate, here's how you benefit from joining our group.

We help woodland owners...

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Manage their woods, water, recreation, and wildlife

  • Identify trees & native plants
  • Recognize & control invasive species
  • Know why trees die & what you can do
  • Recognize safety hazards in your woodland
  • Plan your estate
  • Find tax advisors
  • Find consulting foresters
  • Find loggers, road builders, and tree planters
  • Create a wildfire defensible space at your home
  • Understand Oregon's Forest Practices Act
  • Purchase woodland liability insurance
  • Access carbon markets
  • Connect with people who have similar interests

We hold regular events

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  • Workshops with woodland experts
  • Woodland tours
  • Annual sale of tree seedlings & native plants

We give small woodland owners a voice

  • There is a lobbyist for OSWA in the Oregon Legislature and on the Oregon Board of Forestry.
  • We represent small woodland owners at public gatherings and forestry events.

You don't just belong to LCSWA...

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  • A membership in the Linn County Small Woodlands Association means a membership in the state group (OSWA).
  • Membership puts you in touch with local woodland owners and with the major related organizations.
  • Members get benefits from related organizations.

We want to hear from you!

HazelnutContributions to this website from Linn County Small Woodlands Association members and forestry interests are welcome. Submittals will be edited. We are interested in news and meetings relating to Linn County and neighboring counties.

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Leaf and flower of the yew


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Tree farmers’ gathering in 2024 to be evolutionary step

The Linn Chapter will host next year’s Oregon Family Forest Convention. It will be on Friday, June 14, 2024 at Lebanon’s Best Western Boulder Falls…

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Bell family tour shows value in keeping records — a crucial aspect of forestry

Neal Bell and family honored by LCSWA with annual award The Neal Bell family hosted a tour of their tree farm on Saturday, Aug. 19….

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Linn County timber-growing efforts have been long recognized

County has had two national winners and several western states honorees Linn County is timber-rich and rich in timber growing efforts. Roughly 70 percent of…


Upcoming events

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Linn County Small Woodlands Association Reforestation Workshop (Day 1)

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Linn Benton Community College, Lebanon campus
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Linn County Small Woodlands Association Reforestation Workshop (Day 2)

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Happy Valley Tree Farm
Board Meeting

LCSWA Board Meeting

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Board member’s home