Cascadia Wildlands Releases Reports Exploring Solutions to the Elliott State Forest Clearcutting Conundrum

Cascadia Wildlands recently released two reports to explore finding a lasting solution to the Elliott State Forest clearcutting conundrum. Recall, the State Land Board in Oregon is required to raise revenue on its common school fund (CSF) land holdings. Approximately 90% of the 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest in the Oregon Coast Range is CSF land. The forest has been clearcut ChinookSalmonFWSand sprayed with herbicides for decades. However, nearly half of the forest has never been logged and offers promise for imperiled fish and wildlife recovery. Our reports 1) explore leveraging the forests ability to store carbon for revenue and 2) encourage a conservation acquisition of the forest to raise revenue for the CSF. Please share these far and wide as we continue our quest to find a solution for the Elliott that doesn't involve clearcutting primary rainforest and degrading watersheds.