Bill to Restrict Insurance Company Use of Wildfire Risk Maps

Senate Bill 82 is headed to Governor Kotek’s desk to be signed into law. The bill restricts how insurance companies can use wildfire risks maps, which are currently being updated, following push-back from the community last summer. Read more about the bill here:

Fire Season Begins

As of Friday, July 1st, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has declared the beginning of fire season on forest lands in northeast Oregon. This includes private, state, county, municipal, and Tribal lands in Baker, Umatilla, Union, and Wallowa Counties within the Northeast Oregon Forest Protection District, which encompasses approximately 2 million acres of protectedContinue reading “Fire Season Begins”

Happy Holidays and New Year!

From all of us on the NEOSWA Board, we want to wish you a very Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. Thank you for your support as we build and grow our Northeast Oregon Chapter and we look forward to what we can accomplish in 2022. Stay tuned for updates about upcoming events, and beContinue reading “Happy Holidays and New Year!”

NEOSWA’s First Neighbor to Neighbor Tour

Planning is well underway for NEOSWA’s first Neighbor to Neighbor Tour! This tour will be hosted by Dean and Sharon Defrees at their Ranch in Sumpter Valley, on Saturday, October 30th from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Dean and Sharon will talk about the management they have done on their property over the years, andContinue reading “NEOSWA’s First Neighbor to Neighbor Tour”

A Fresh Start

Welcome to the newly formed Northeast Oregon Small Woodlands Association (NEOSWA), a Chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA). After a period of inactivity, NEOSWA was born out of the Baker Chapter (formerly Baker County Private Woodland Association), and expanded to include Baker, Grant, Union, and Wallowa Counties. This new Chapter has a broadContinue reading “A Fresh Start”