This 260-acre property was given to the Oregon State University College of Forestry in 1995 by Elizabeth Starker Cameron. The Tract is managed for three purposes:
- To demonstrate good private forest stewardship
- To experiment with management alternatives for private forest owners
- To provide income from periodic timber harvests to support a continuing program in private and family forestry at OSU
In 1998 John C. Bliss was appointed Starker Chair of Private and Family Forestry at OSU to develop a program relevant to private and family forest owners. John manages the Tract as one of the responsibilities of his position.
This site provides information about management and demonstration activities on the Cameron Tract as well as links to other sites relevant to private woodland owners and the surrounding Soap Creek Watershed.