The Oregon Woodland Co-op Story
The Oregon Woodland Cooperative is a group of over 70 private, family forestland owners in Oregon. Since 1980, OWC members have helped other members to improve their ability to sustainably manage their woodland and to market their woodland products over the long term. We grow a variety of wood and non-wood products in our own forests, and we use them to create many different products to heat your home (firewood), to decorate your surroundings (boughs, rustic furniture), and improve personal health and well-being (essential oils and aromatherapy). We bring you "Natural and Handmade Goods from the Oregon Woods."
OWC members share the following values:
- Forest Stewardship: We, as landholders, work hard to be good stewards and have a kinship to the land. It is a way of life to care for the land and grow forests that we wish to pass on to future generations.
- Sustainability: We believe that careful management coupled with long-term planning leads to healthy forest ecosystems that can sustainably provide many benefits, including clean water, wildlife habitat, and a variety of products.
- Cooperation: As a cooperative, we work together to support one another's efforts to learn the best ways to grow, create and sell products that are in keeping with the goals of forest stewardship and sustainability.
- Integrity: We are committed to selling authentic, high-quality products, made with natural ingredients, and to achieving customer satisfaction.