Oregon Women in Timber 2018 Live Auction Line Up

2017 Auction Items

Oregon Women in Timber will be a part of the 80th Annual Oregon Logging Conference and host our 27th Annual Auction to benefit the award winning forest education program, Talk About Trees! The Auction is part of the Meet & Greet festivities at the Eugene Hilton Hotel & Conference Center on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The doors… Continue Reading

The Birth of Oregon Women in Timber (Remembering Jane Newton)

Jane Newton

By Former State Representative Liz VanLeeuwen – Prior to 1978, Jane Newton of Philomath joined Oregon Women for Agriculture (OWA) because she felt we were representing the balanced needs of natural resource industries. Educating the public about the production of food and fiber. OWA organized a week-long group trip to Washington, DC in January of… Continue Reading

Future Forestry Workers Career Day

Future Forestry Career Day

In conjunction with the 2018 Oregon Logging Conference on Friday, February 23rd, the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation will host the first Future Forestry Workers Career Day! This is an opportunity for students to get-up-close and personal with today’s high tech equipment used in the logging and forestry industry as well as meet forestry professionals.   Students… Continue Reading

NCFAE Meeting in Annapolis MD & Washington DC – July 23 to July 27

By April Simpson – Anna and I met in Annapolis Maryland Sunday evening.  Anna had scheduled a full week with D.C. visits as well as the National Council of Forestry Association Executives Annual meeting. We were able on Monday to meet with Senator Merkley’s natural resources Legislative Aid B.J. Westlund and natural resources Legislative Assistant Ben… Continue Reading

Talk About Trees Update

Talk About Trees

Talk About Trees finished another successful school year, visiting with 151,246 Oregonians about the importance of trees in forests. This past year all of our Classroom Programs have been aligned with current Oregon Educational Science and Social Studies standards, as well as Next Generation Science Standards. The Primary Classroom Programs have been extensively updated and… Continue Reading

Union County Update

Summer Ag Institute

National Forest Products Week/Month Each October, the Union County OWIT chapter attempts to bend the ear of radio listeners around the northwest. The mission…to help people understand the positive economic and environmental impact a healthy, maintained forest can have on both our forests and the communities in which we live. The radio ads created by… Continue Reading

2017 OWIT Annual Meeting

We have rented a spacious beach home that easily sleeps 14 with open views to the ocean and is just a short walk to the beach. The location is in Roads End, close to shopping, restaurants, golf and the Chinook Winds Casino Resort. The OWIT Annual meeting will be held Saturday October 14th from 9:00… Continue Reading

Spring OWITings

Union County Ag Timber Parade

Union County Happenings The Union County chapter is busy working on our two big spring/summer events; the Ag-Timber Parade and the Benchwarmer’s Classic Golf Tournament. Benchwarmer’s will host the golf tournament on July 8 this year and our local chapter benefits from a putting contest, poker run and mulligan sales. It has been a very… Continue Reading

2017 Talk About Trees Annual Auction Results

2017 Talk About Trees Annual Auction Results

On behalf of the Talk About Trees forest education program and Oregon Women in Timber, thank you for your support of the 2017 Talk About Tree Annual Auction. The event was a great success! We had over 400 people in attendance, bringing in close to $90,000 dedicated to Talk About Trees, our statewide forest education… Continue Reading

Winter 2017 OWITings

OLC School Tours & Bird Feeder Building Education Opportunities with Forest Today and Forever & OLC Family Event OWIT continues to partner with Forests Today and Forever, providing educational school tours to local elementary students that will also be touring the outdoor equipment displays guided by volunteers from the OLC board of directors, during the… Continue Reading