Membership in the Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association is included as part of the membership in the Oregon Small Woodlands Association. When you join OSWA, you can select the county chapter you want to affiliate with.
Being a member of OSWA and your local chapter you in touch with fascinating people who are continually challenging themselves to become better stewards of the land. No other group makes living and working in the forests of Oregon more enjoyable than OSWA.
OSWA Membership Benefits
OSWA offers a wide range of membership benefits, all geared toward making living on and/or managing small woodlands more rewarding, productive and beneficial.
The Update – A statewide newsletter published 8 times per year from OSWA that keeps you informed of the latest news impacting family forest lands in Oregon. It includes profiles of people who work with the forest, articles about forest management, suggestions for marketing your products and other resources to help you better manage your forestland asset. The “mailbag” section is a forum for members to share their views about issues affecting them.
Northwest Woodlander – A quarterly publication produced in cooperation with our affiliated groups in Washington, Idaho and Montana will keep you informed on regional issues. The magazine is dedicated to the management of family forest lands in the Northwest and has many articles by regional experts and forestry education specialists.
OSWA staff and members have a proud tradition of working together to find practical solutions to the divisive issues of the day. By engaging with other groups in a constructive manner, we strive to promote the important and essential roles that family owned woodlands play in society.
OSWA staff and volunteers work closely and actively with local and state agencies, legislators and the political process in Oregon to ensure that family owned forests continue to thrive and prosper. Our State Affairs Coordinator effectively lobbies on issues of importance to family forestland owners.
OSWA maintains a professionally staffed office suite in Salem with an Executive Officer on call and accessible to members throughout the week.
Fire Fighting and Woodland Liability Insurance
Oregon state laws make all landowners liable for the expense of fighting certain fires. Special discounted fire fighting expense liability insurance is available for purchase only by OSWA members.
General timberland liability insurance is also an option for members. More information is available with OSWA membership.