Membership Profile – Union County Chapter

Meet a few of the ladies in the Union County Chapter! They remind us that Oregon Women in Timber is not just about women who work in the forest. We are for everyone that supports the forest industry! We appreciate the work these women do at Boise Cascade.

Fall Newsletter

We hope you have had a wonderful summer and are ready for September! OWIT will be at several events this month. Stop by and say hello if you see us at an event! Upcoming Events Pacific Logging Congress – September 13-15, 2018 The Live In-Woods Show will be held at the OSU Research Forest in… Continue Reading

Douglas County OWIT Chapter Hosts Membership Meeting

Sara Phipps and Betsy Yraguen worked together to plan a fun social in Douglas County to introduce OWIT. The event was held on August 1st at the Yraguen family property along the river, in Roseburg. Thank you to Betsy and Kristin Yraguen for hosting us for a fun event! We had 16 ladies attend to… Continue Reading

Lane County OWIT Hosts Social Event

We had a great time at the Lane County social event on June 5th! It was held at the Oregon Wine Lab in Eugene. We had about 30 ladies attend to learn more about OWIT. Diann Washburn, statewide Treasurer, told us about the history of OWIT and Joan Mason Ruud, Talk About Trees State Director,… Continue Reading

Union County Oregon Women in Timber Events

2018 Ag Timber Parade

AG-Timber Parade May 18, 2018 This year’s Ag-Timber Parade was better than ever!  A little rain didn’t spoil the event.  And the evening turned nice right before the start to create a great atmosphere for parade goers.  Our grand marshal this year was the Oregon Department of Forestry – Northeast Oregon District.  They had many… Continue Reading

American Forest Resource Council Conference Report

From the AFRC Facebook page

By – April Simpson, Legislative Representative Conference Purpose: To meet leaders in the Natural Resources/Timber Industry, obtain the latest developments in Washington D.C. and in the Northwest as well as learn more about what other leaders are doing to support the sustainable harvest of timber, use of chemicals and other activities that ultimately affect our… Continue Reading

Lane County Meet And Greet

Lane County – Oregon Women in Timber Social Meet & Greet – Tuesday, June 5th When: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Where: Oregon Wine Lab 488 Lincoln Street in Eugene. Get directions. What: You are invited to learn more about OWIT and how you can become involved with outreach and education for forestry! RSVP via email.

Huge Success for OWIT’s 27th Annual Auction

Setup and ready for the 2018 Auction

On behalf of the Talk About Trees forest education program and Oregon Women in Timber, we want to say thank you for another successful Talk About Tree Annual Auction in 2018. The event was a great success, bringing in over $123,000 which is dedicated to Talk About Trees, our statewide forest education program for pre-kindergarten through 8thgrade students.  Since 1991, we… Continue Reading

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