Longtime woodland owners always seem to have interesting stories to tell, and it seems like local writers are picking up on that. I just came across a story on Country Traveler Online about the VanNatta family and their tree farm outside of Rainier. This website says that it is  meant to “entice people to travel more in Oregon”. I wonder how many of these people will try to make it down the VanNatta’s driveway…

A couple of months ago, the Keasey family of Vernonia was featured in a long article in The Vernonia Voice. This family is now in the seventh generation of owning their land. Wow!

It’s great to see stories like these pop up in places where the public can learn what family woodland ownership is all about.

Welcome to my blog! I am Amy Grotta, and I serve northwest Oregon from the offices of the Oregon State University Extension Service in Columbia and Washington Counties. I have created this blog as a means to disseminate information and event notices to small woodland owners and forest managers, and to connect members of these communities to one another and to OSU. Your participation and feedback is most welcome!