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2022 Oregon Family Forest Convention Registration

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Benton County

110 SW 53rd St

Corvallis, OR 97333

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Join us Under the Big Tent in beautiful Benton County as we kick off the summer season and gather for the Oregon Family Forest Convention.

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2022 Oregon Family Forest Convention

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, June 23

Joint OTFS & OSWA Board Meetings, Afternoon Tours, Social & Dinner

At Benton County Fairgrounds

Friday, June 24

Educational Sessions, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Dinner & Awards

At Benton County Fairgrounds

Saturday, June 25

Oregon Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

At Ed Easterling’s Crestmont Farm Family near Wren, Oregon

2022 Oregon Family Forest Convention

Under The Big Tent: Connecting Through Our Forests

Oregon Small Woodlands Association & Oregon Tree Farm System

June 23, 24, 25

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds, Corvallis, Oregon

Join us Under the Big Tent in beautiful Benton County as we kick off the summer season and gather for the first full Oregon Family Forest Convention in three years. This 3-day gathering in “The Heart of the Valley” (Corvallis) will be held mostly outdoors and our program includes tours, educational sessions, demonstrations, awards, local meals, and social activities. Connecting Though Our Forests is our goal and everyone is welcome.


  • General Registration $99
  • Additional Event and Meal Tickets Available

Click on REGISTER box to reserve your tickets.

Refund Policy

Convention registration can be fully refunded 14 days prior to the event. Refunds requested after June 10, 2022 may be subject to a processing fee.


Camping Benton Oaks RV Park (At the Fairgrounds)



Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis (4 miles from the Fairgrounds)

400 SW 1st St, Corvallis, OR 97330



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Program and Schedule

Thursday, June 23

Thursday Joint OTFS-OSWA Board Meetings

& OTFS Membership Meeting

8:30 AM – Noon

At Benton County Fairgrounds Guerber Hall

For directors, members, and partners. Everyone is welcome.

Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.

Thursday Afternoon Tours

12:30 PM - 4 PM

Registration required. Tour size limited. Transportation provided. Free.

Tours start and end at fairgrounds.

Finley National Wildlife Refuge. Finley is well-known among birders as a stop-over for over-wintering and migrating aquatic birds. It is less well-known for its upland oak and prairie habitats. We will see how FNWR has been approaching management of these uplands (thinning, mowing, burning, planting, etc.) to improve habitat quality. The Refuge has promised some big machines for us to admire and covet. This will be a one mile walk with mild slopes on rough (mown) surfaces. Leader: Dave Hibbs. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/william-l-finley

Starker Forests: Site Preparation, Reforestation, and Fire: How they can work together to create your next forest. This tour will discuss various forms of site preparation and fuels reduction. We will see and discuss options to treat slash and use prescribed burns to reduce the risk of fire. We will hear about Starker’s lessons learned and experience in the field and how important early planning is to a successful operation. Leader: Ed Easterling. https://www.starkerforests.com/

Hull-Oakes Lumber. One the last commercial mills in the country using steam power to run the mill and cut large timbers up to 85’ long. The mill has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1996. Hull-Oakes timbers can be found in the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland, the Ark Encounter in Kentucky, the USS Constitution in Boston, and the massive picnic table at Benton County Fairgrounds. The tour will be during hours of operation and attendees will need to be able to walk some stairs. Leaders: Darrell Oakes & Pat Boren. https://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/hull_oakes_lumber_company_and_mill/#.YkXSV7hlBbU

Thursday Under the Big Tent Social & Catered Picnic Dinner

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Registration required. Tickets $25

Join us for a catered picnic dinner, no host bar, door prizes, raffle, and axe throwing fun. https://www.oregonaxethrowing.com/welcome

Friday, June 24

At Benton County Fairgrounds

Under The Big Tent Exhibitors & Vendors

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday Under the Big Tent Breakfast

7 AM - 8 AM

Included with program registration

Friday Morning Program

8 AM – Noon

Friday General Session - Improving Communication

Telling Your Story

Travis Joseph, President & CEO, American Forest Resources Council

Using Your Voter Power

Chris Edwards, President, Oregon Forest & Industries Council

Small Forestland Owners & Extension: A Guide

Holly Ober, Associate Dean for Science Outreach, College of Forestry, OSU

BREAK 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Friday General Session - Tree Farm Action Items

Management Plans Revisited

Speaker TBA

Meet Landmapper

David Diaz, Director of Forestry Analytics and Technology, Ecotrust

Improve Your Pollinator Habitats

Lauren Grand, Assistant Professor and Extension Agent, OSU

Improve Your Bird Habitat

Joan Hagar, Research Biologist, US Geological Survey

Friday Under The Big Tent Lunch

Noon – 1 PM

Included with program registration

Friday Afternoon Program

1 PM – 4 PM

Friday General Session - The Private Forest Accord (PFA)

  • What is the PFA?
  • PFA Rulemaking Process
  • Small Forestland Owner Office
  • Small Forest Investment Stream Habitat (SFISH)
  • Road Condition Assessment
  • Forest Conservation Credit
  • Speakers TBD

BREAK 2:20 PM – 2:50 PM

Friday General Session - Oregon Department of Forestry Update

Oregon Board of Forestry: A New Member’s Perspective

Ben Deumling, Member, Oregon Board of Forestry. President, Zena Forest Products

Committee for Family Forestlands Panel Discussion

Members serving on the committee

Roundtable - Chapter Officers Meet & Greet

Nicole Wood, OSWA President Elect

Roundtable -The Oregon Board of Forestry and Small Forestland Owners

Ben Deumling, Member, Oregon Board of Forestry. President, Zena Forest Products

Exhibits, Vendors & Equipment Demonstrations


Friday Under the Big Tent Buffet Dinner & Awards

5 PM – 8:30 PM

Registration required – Tickets $45

No host bar, buffet dinner (served 6 PM) & awards (7:15 PM)

Additional event and dinner tickets available for family, friends, and guests

OSWA Chapter Volunteers of the Year; OSWA Riggin’ Slinger Award; Presentation of 25, 50, & 75-year Tree Farm Signs; Inspector Award; Hagenstein Award; 2021 County Tree Farmers of the Year; 2022 Oregon Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year

Saturday, June 25

Oregon Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

Fun with Ecological Forestry: You'll Never Know Until You Try

Crestmont Farm Family - Ed Easterling

Saturday 8 AM – 2 PM

Registration Required. Lunch Included. Free

Transportation to site not provided. Driving directions provided with registration

The Crestmont Farm Family operation near Wren, Oregon brings together a broad mosaic of timber plantations, mixed-species forests, oak woodlands and savannas, riparian areas, critical habitat for endangered species, silvopasture, and grazed pastures. Crestmont's objectives include concurrently producing income while enhancing biodiversity for native plants, wildlife, and people. Join us for a field tour highlighting the results achieved from the unusual techniques and treatments Ed Easterling and his team use to integrate timber production and habitat management. We will see how they experiment to improve efficiency, productivity, and forest aesthetics. The tour will include a cumulative mile of walking on gentle, improved trails.

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Program and Registration

Complete order and send check or credit payment to:

Oregon Small Woodlands Association

187 High Street NE, Suite 208, Salem, OR 97301

Make checks payable to Oregon Small Woodlands Association

For More Information

Oregon Small Woodlands Association


Monday – Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM

Become an Oregon Family Forest Convention Sponsor

Contact Rick Zenn at OSWA for details: 503-588-1813

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2022 Benton Small Woodlands Association

Board Members

Dave Ehlers, Diana Blakney, Pat Boren, Sarah Edwardsson, Jane Brandenberg, Dave Hibbs, Rita Adams, Nancy Hathaway, Darrell Oakes, Dena Oakes & Ed Easterling

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