OREGON HEARTWOOD and the OREGON WOODLAND CO-OP
Oregon Heartwood is closely allied with the Oregon Woodland Cooperative (OWC). All of the products sold by Oregon Heartwood are grown and made by OWC members in Oregon, using wood and other plants sustainably harvested from our own forests. We use them to create natural and handmade products to heat your home, to decorate your surroundings, and to improve personal health and well-being.
Established in 1980, the Oregon Woodland Cooperative (OWC) is a group of over 70 private, family forestland owners in Oregon. OWC members help other members to improve their ability to sustainably manage their forests and to market their woodland products over the long term. We strongly believe and put into daily practice the ethic of wise use of our family woodlands, to conserve their natural resources for future generations.
OWC members share the following values:
- Forest Stewardship: As landholders, we 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.