Our programs are possible due to the generosity of these landowners, who open up their property to others in support of forestry education.
Bauman Tree Farm
The Bauman Tree Farm, located near Crow, OR, is a 672-acre working tree farm, owned and operated by Tom Bauman and his wife Lindsay Reaves. The tree farm has been in the family for three generations, and is a certified Family Forest by the American Tree Farm System. Tom and Lindsay manage the forest and all aspects of timber harvest and reforestation, habitat restoration, and wildlife protection. Douglas-fir is the primary timber species.
Tom and Lindsay are passionate about education and generously donate their property for our programs. Forests Today & Forever truly could not do its important work in forestry education without Tom and Lindsay’s enthusiastic support, as upward of 90% of our programs are delivered at Bauman Tree Farm. This great partnership has led Lindsay to take a more of an active role with FTF, and in 2012, Lindsay began as part-time staff.
Happy Valley Tree Farm
The Happy Valley Tree Farm, located near Lebanon, Oregon, is a 746-acre working tree farm, certified through the American Tree Farm System and is Green Tag Certified through the National Woodland Owners Association. Besides producing timber, the tree farm is used for education by Forests Today & Forever, and other organizations such as Boy and Girl Scouts and by Linn County natural science 4-H clubs.
In 1982 the Udell’s were selected as National Tree Farmers of the Year. This honor reflected their careful stewardship of the natural resources they cared so much about. Bert and Betty Udell placed Happy Valley Tree Farm in a limited liability company (LLC). Shares of the LLC are now owned by Betty Udell as well as her three children. The children continue to help manage the property with the same stewardship ethic as their parents.
Huntington Tree Farm
The Huntington Tree Farm is located up the North Fork of the Siuslaw River near Florence. The land is part of a larger farm that has been in the family for three generations. Noland & Maureen Huntington have owned their parcel since 1990. They manage the land for commercial harvest and Noland does much of the work himself.
In addition to timber, the tree farm is managed for wildlife, native plant diversity, water quality, soil nutrition and aesthetics, and is certified by the American Tree Farm Program. The Huntington Tree Farm has been the site of the Siuslaw School District’s Forest Field Day program since its inception in the area. Noland has a strong conservation ethic and is a director on the Siuslaw Soil and Water Conservation District and is a member of the Siuslaw Watershed Council. He has also served on several State and local resource advisory committees.