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Meetings & Events

Meetings and Events: Oregon Tree Farm System

OSWA Annual Meeting & Tours

Oregon Small Woodlands Association Annual Meeting & Tours [in collaboration with the Oregon Tree Farm System] June 28-30, 2018, Springfield, OR. 2018 OSWA Annual Meeting Brochure

OTFS Annual Meeting, Workshop, and Recognition Luncheon

Will be held on October 27, 2018, at the Oregon Garden & Resort, Silverton, OR. More details will be available in the near future.


World Forestry Center Events

Review and register for various events at http://www.worldforestry.org/events/

 

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OSWA Annual Meeting & Tours

Oregon Small Woodlands Association Annual Meeting & Tours [in collaboration with the Oregon Tree Farm System] June 28-30, 2018, Springfield, OR. 2018 OSWA Annual Meeting Brochure


OTFS Annual Meeting, Workshop, and Recognition Luncheon

Will be held on October 27, 2018, at the Oregon Garden & Resort, Silverton, OR. More details will be available in the near future.


OTFS Inspector WANTED

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,


Training will take place at a date to be announced.


Stewardship Plan Cost Share

This fall [2018], the Oregon Department of Forestry expects to have some funds available to cost share development of stewardship plans [aka, management plans]. These funds are usually limited – early applicants have a better chance of obtaining funds. Contact your ODF Stewardship Forester for information and an application. Stewardship Forester contact information: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Working/Pages/FindAForester.aspx


Contact the OTFS

We welcome your comments about our website, articles, or information presented on this website. Contact Steve Vaught by email at:


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The donated principal amount can never be withdrawn.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, phone, or email inquiries to:
Dick Courter, Standing Chair and Founder
OTFS Memorial Fund
1600 NW Skyline Blvd.
PORTLAND, Ore. 97229
(503) 297-1660

Oregon Tree Farm System Education Video Series

OTFS Video - A Forest Legacy (5 min)

A Forest Legacy
running time  5:00

OTFS Video - Wood Production (9 min)

Wood Production
running time  9:00

OTFS Video - Wood Production (8 min)

Water Quality
running time  8:00

OTFS Video - Recreation (6 min)

Recreation
running time  6:00

OTFS Video - Wildlife Habitat (5 min)

Wildlife Habitat
running time  5:00

OTFS Video - History Preserved (6 min)

History Preserved
running time  6:00

OTFS Video - Public Education (7 min)

Public Education
running time  7:00

OTFS Video - member Benefits (5 min)

Member Benefits
running time  5:00

Other Interesting Video from members

Skidder Used to Thin Forest

Oregon Tree Farmer Jeff VanNatta operating a Morgan SX-70 skidder to thin their forest in Northwest Oregon. You can watch the YouTube video below.