The Oregon® Brand family of products would be nothing without the extraordinarily talented and passionate people that care for our outdoor spaces. It is for this reason that we are proud to partner with, and support, regional, national, and global organizations that share our goals of sustainable land management and conservation. Through donations of PPE, landscaping tools, and saw chain products, we hope to further enable these organizations to prosper and thrive, fostering the next generation of natural stewards.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Oregon Tool, Inc., our team has launched The t.r.e.e.™ Initiative — our comprehensive philanthropic program that highlights our global stewardship through training, recovery, environment, and education. As part of the environmental initiative, we’ve partnered with TreeNation. TreeNation is a non-profit organization that allows citizens and companies to plant trees in a global capacity. Since its inception in 2006, more than 420,000 users and 10,000 companies have planted more than 20 million trees using the TreeNation platform. Our goal in our first year of partnership is to plant 75,000 trees around the world. As a global effort, we’re engaging in physical activity, logging miles or kilometers that translate into planting one tree to aid reforestation efforts and offset CO2 emissions. Through our partnership with TreeNation, Oregon Tool, Inc. brings a technological solution to the problem of deforestation, which is responsible for about 17% of all climate change emissions.
Northwest Youth Corps
Founded in 1984, the goal of Northwest Youth Corps is to empower young people using the Pacific Northwest's greatest resource: its abundant and spectacular natural spaces. The robust combination of outdoor education and comprehensive job-training that NYC facilitates encourages young people from a diverse set of backgrounds by arming them with a strong work ethic, leadership, and problem-solving skills ideal for finding a career in forestry or beyond.
Mt. Adams Resource Stewards
Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (MARS) is a community organization with the mission of promoting sustainable connections between the land, local economies, and rural communities in Washington’s Mt. Adams region. The organization was formed in 2003 in response to citizen concerns about the future of the community and surrounding forests. MARS also aspires to provide exemplary training for the next generation of sawyers and hosts a 10-member stewardship crew. This crew provides local capacity for hazardous fuel reduction, conducts prescribed fire, and serves as a wildland firefighting resource for the rural communities of the south Mt. Adams landscape. The crew typically run chainsaws for upwards of 40 hours a week on a variety of projects and land ownerships. They manage everything from cutting overstocked stands of small trees for fire risk reduction, to prepping roadways for community fuel breaks, to felling hazard trees along the perimeter of prescribed burn units.
Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center
The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (also known as OMIC)is a collaborative effort between industry, local government, and higher education, working together to identify and solve manufacturing challenges across industries. Oregon Tool Inc. is a founding member and partner of this collaborative research center. OMIC’s applied research and development allows manufacturers to collaborate across industries to solve shared pain points. The organization offers master classes and expert trainings that enrich the state’s manufacturing sector at every level. OMIC keeps our workforce on the cutting edge of metal manufacturing technology and closes the gap between innovative ideas and real-world applications
Salem Area Trail Alliance
Salem Area Trail Alliance (SATA) is an all-volunteer organization connecting the Salem, Oregon community to biking and hiking trails through building, sustaining, and advocating for more recreational pathways. To say this crew has done a lot of work would be an understatement. Since 2014, SATA has worked in conjunction with Oregon Parks and Recreation to create 12 miles of new trails at Silver Falls State Park – work involving thousands of service hours in addition to recruiting, training, feeding, and motivating volunteers. Within the first half of 2022, SATA has helped clear more than 200 logs, restore a portion of the Catamount Trail impacted by wildfires, and tackle impenetrable brush overgrowth. To learn more, check out theCrew™ Community’s profile of SATA’s President, Beth Dayton.
Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program
The Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (also known as MECOP) is an industry-driven internship program that partners Pacific Northwest industries and Oregon university students. Oregon Tool, Inc. has been an industry partner since MECOP’s founding in 1979. MECOP connects collegiate business and engineering students with real-world experiences through paid internships with its industry partners. Since it was founded, MECOP has connected students from four universities to internships with over 140 industry partners. Through this program, 163 Interns from MECOP have graced the halls of Oregon Tool, Inc. This partnership offers promising young talent invaluable opportunities to work alongside the best innovators in the industry -- and from where we stand, the future looks bright.
Formed in 2005 by a passionate community of volunteers who love the Willamette National Forest, Cascade Volunteers became a formal partner of the U.S. Forest Service in 2019. As the organizing force behind volunteer programs, education, and special projects, Cascade Volunteers’ work touches every acre of the Willamette National Forest, located in the center of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon. From trail maintenance to volunteer administration, Cascade Volunteers empowers individuals and communities who are passionate about the stewardship of public lands to contribute directly to caring for one of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic landscapes.