Family Forest Landowners Associations

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Oregon Small Woodlands Association
  • Chapter field tours
  • “Howdy Neighbor” tours
  • Workshops
  • Annual meeting
  • Website
  • Newsletters
Oregon Tree Farm System
  • Visit from a professional forester
  • Tree farm tours
  • Workshops
  • Annual meeting
  • Inspector trainings
  • Website
  • Videos
  • Newsletters
Forest Landowners Association
  • Regional meetings
  • National conference
  • Website
  • Action alerts
  • Industry news
National Woodland Owners Association
  • Visit from a professional forester
  • Website

Oregon Small Woodlands Association

www.oswa.org

Contact: Jim James, executive director
Email: jimjamesoswa@yahoo.com
Phone: 503-588-1813

OSWA is the largest organization in the state representing the interests of family forest landowners. It serves as their collective voice in legislative and policy matters, as well as communications with the general public. There are currently 17 Oregon chapters representing 26 counties, with 1,500 members who collectively own over 500,000 acres. OSWA’s vision is to see privately owned family woodlands remain a thriving part of Oregon’s landscape. OSWA members are kept abreast of current forestry research. OSWA provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among the forestry community.

Oregon Tree Farm System

www.otfs.org

Contact: Jim James, OTFS administrator
Email: jimjamesoswa@yahoo.com
Phone: 503 362-0242

Many people traveling Oregon’s country roads have seen small green and white, diamond-shaped signs reading “Certified Tree Farm, American Tree Farm System: Wood, Water, Wildlife, Recreation.” As a national organization, the American Tree Farm System has been around since 1941. The sign verifies that the family-owned forest behind the sign is being managed to internationally recognized standards of sustainability. The Tree Farm System also administers the “Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year” program at the county, state, regional and national levels.

Forest Landowners Association

www.forestlandowners.com

Contact: Scott Jones, chief executive officer
Email: info@forestlandowners.com
Phone: 800-325-2954

Since 1941, FLA has provided its members, who own and operate more than 40 million acres of forestland in 48 states, with education, information and national grass-roots advocacy. FLA advises policymakers on how proposed legislation could affect private forest management.

National Woodland Owners Association

www.woodlandowners.org

Contact: Keith Argow, president
Email: argow@nwoa.net
Phone: 703-255-2700800-325-2954

NWOA is a nationwide organization in Washington, DC, providing educational programs and services exclusively for family forest landowners. They are affiliated with state landowner associations in 42 states, publish National Woodlands Magazine, and advocate for better state and national programs and laws.