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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Seedling sales reach new heights

29th annual LCSWA fundraiser overcomes January ice storm issues It’s time to start swinging those planting hoes. The 29th annual Linn County Small Woodlands Association…

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Lee Peterman presenting an OSWA sign to Clem Ogilby. Photo by Larry Mauter, LCSWA member

Annual meeting now set for March 16

Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 5 pm is the new date for the Linn County Small Woodlands Association annual meeting. The mid-January ice storm forced…

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Seedling sale pickups delayed due to wet weather

The date and location of the seedling sale and order pickup had to be changed.

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Upcoming events

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Woodland Information Night

March 6, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peavy Forest Science Center
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Board Meeting

LCSWA Board Meeting

March 7, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Board member’s home
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Lee Peterman presenting an OSWA sign to Clem Ogilby. Photo by Larry Mauter, LCSWA member

Linn County Small Woodlands Association annual meeting

March 16, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scio Historic ZCBJ Hall
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Oregon Family Forest Convention and Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year tour

June 13, 2024 - June 15, 2024
Boulder Falls Inn
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