Just the Facts

OTFS Annual Meeting, Workshop, and Recognition Luncheon

Will be held in November 2014 at the World Foresrty Center, Portland


Do you know a forester, or retired forester, that may be interested in becoming an OTFS Inspector? Inspectors need to have training to become an OTFS Inspector. If you or someone you know would be interested, please send an e-mail to:

Michael Atkinson, OTFS Inspector Coordinator,
coyote8199 at wildblue dot net
Training will take place at a date to be announced.

What to do if a Natural Disaster Happens to Your Tree Farm

Just before the recent severe weather events that took place in and around Almsville, Oregon in early December of 2010, the USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) announced their Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP).
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The Oregon Tree Farm Memorial Fund

The Memorial Fund can accept donations from persons or organizations as Memorials, as Honorariums, or as Special Gifts. Donations can be cash, property, securities or any other form of wealth acceptable to the Fund Administrator. Current donations amount to slightly over $30K working for OTFS through security investments.

The donated principal amount can never be withdrawn. Only interest, dividends, long and short term capital gains, and/or investment gain can be removed from the Memorial Fund as measured by a clear formula applied yearly at December 31.

The Memorial Fund was designed to provide property owners an opportunity to offer conditional or non-conditional property gifts, for example, Family Tree Farms.

Conditional gifts could carry a written contractual agreement instructing the Fund Administrator how that donation must be handled. The landowner may instruct the Memorial Fund to manage the property for benefit of the Memorial Fund or any other named beneficiary.

Alternatively, instructions may provide the Memorial Fund direction for selling the property. Conditional gifts must be approved by the Fund Administrator before acceptance. Inquiries held in strictest confidence.

Please send your donations or phone inquiries to:
Dick Courter, Standing Chair and Founder
OTFS Memorial Fund
1600 NW Skyline Blvd.
PORTLAND, Ore. 97229
(503) 297-1660

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Oregon's 2013 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year

Douglas County landowners Rick and Audrey Barnes were honored as Oregon's 2013 "Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year"at Oregon Tree Farm System's annual awards luncheon held at the World Forestry Center in Portland.

The Barneses have owned and managed a 704-acre tree farm 30 miles south of Roseburg for 13 years. read more . . .


The following landowners were also recognized at the Annual Meeting in November - by county, they are:
  • Benton County: Paul Lorenz, Lorenz Family Trust
  • Clackamas County: Matt and Beth Twist, Hillside Farm
  • Douglas County: Rick and Audrey Barnes, Nickel Mountain, LLC
  • Jackson County: Michael and Barbara Meredith
  • Linn County: Rod and Ann Bardell
  • Washington County: Sam Sadtler, Sadtler's Family Farm

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