Welcome!

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

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  • 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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News

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Mill tours, invasive plant strategies popular topics with Linn members

Survey was part of annual meeting activities Invasive plant control is a top topic of interest for members of the Linn County Small Woodlands Association….

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Lena Tucker recognized

Sweet Home resident is LCSWA volunteer of the year Lena Tucker logged in nearly 30 years of public service with the Oregon Department of Forestry…

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Bogwood in bloom

Rain holds back for wetlands restoration walk and chat near Scio The morning of May 3rd dawned clear and sunny, the forecast high was in…

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Upcoming events

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LCSWA Quarterly Board Meeting

September 5, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fun Forest
Details...