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

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