Op-Ed: State Should Scrap Elliott Forest Privatization


by Rod Sando for The Register-Guard June 5, 2016   Defying the will of most Oregonians, our elected leaders in Salem are deep into a process to privatize the 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest northeast of Coos Bay. More than likely, this treasured rain forest will be snatched up by equity investors looking to maximize revenue, … Continue reading Op-Ed: State Should Scrap Elliott Forest Privatization

Explore the Elliott State Forest with Cascadia Wildlands


We’ll be offering a couple of public hikes into the Elliott State Forest the spring/summer of 2016. The Elliott State Forest is between Reedsport and Coos Bay, and goes as far east as Loon Lake. About half of the Elliott has never been logged before, with big trees that grew back from an 1868 fire, providing … Continue reading Explore the Elliott State Forest with Cascadia Wildlands

Letter Sent to Prospectors Interested in Acquiring Elliott State Forest


by Robin Meacher, Cascadia Wildlands' Wildlands Campaign Director   The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) continues to forge ahead with the sale of the 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest located east of Coos Bay. While conservation groups, school children, recreationists and hunters and anglers continue to enjoy the Elliott for the host of opportunities it … Continue reading Letter Sent to Prospectors Interested in Acquiring Elliott State Forest

Land Board Moves Ahead on Elliott Sale


Capitol Bureau by Hillary Borrud August 13, 2015   SALEM — The Oregon State Land Board voted unanimously Thursday to move ahead with a plan to sell the Elliott State Forest to a buyer who will agree to conservation and job creation mandates.   The goal is to sever the connection between the forest and … Continue reading Land Board Moves Ahead on Elliott Sale

Oregon Land Board May Seek Buyer for Elliott State Forest


The Associated Press by Jeff Barnard August 7, 2015   GRANTS PASS — The Oregon State Land Board is scheduled to vote on a plan to find an unusual buyer for the Elliott State Forest: one that will pay a fair market price, conserve older trees, protect threatened fish and wildlife, produce logs for local mills, … Continue reading Oregon Land Board May Seek Buyer for Elliott State Forest

Bills Easing State Land Sales Worry Environmentalists


Capital Bureau by Hillary Borrud May 31, 2015   SALEM — Environmental groups that pushed for legislation to protect Oregon’s Elliott State Forest from commercial logging had little success in Salem this year.   A bill that would have established a system to protect state trust land such as the Elliott State Forest, House Bill … Continue reading Bills Easing State Land Sales Worry Environmentalists

Kate Brown and Green Agendas


Eugene Weekly by Camilla Mortensen   While her previous position as Oregon’s secretary of state typically did not put her in the environmental spotlight, Oregon’s new Governor Kate Brown is no stranger to green agendas or protests. In summer of 2012, members of Cascadia Earth First! and Eugene’s own Cascadia Forest Defenders locked themselves together … Continue reading Kate Brown and Green Agendas

Exciting Leadership Transition at Cascadia Wildlands


Dear Cascadia Wildlands Supporters, Bushwacking through head-high ferns to find the elusive Devil’s Staircase waterfall. Watching salmon thrash upstream to their natal grounds. Hearing the pre-dawn keer of the marbled murrelet high in the canopy. Knowing wolves are reclaiming their rightful place back in Cascadia. Educating and empowering communities to confront power imbalances. These are … Continue reading Exciting Leadership Transition at Cascadia Wildlands

State Starts Process of Hunting up Buyer for Elliott State Forest


  Associated Press, by Jeff Barnard   December 9, 2014   The state of Oregon is looking for an unusual buyer for Elliott State Forest — someone willing to pay a good price, respect the needs of threatened fish and wildlife, and leave areas open to hikers and hunters.   At a meeting Tuesday, the … Continue reading State Starts Process of Hunting up Buyer for Elliott State Forest

Press Release: State of Oregon Shelves Elliott State Forest Privatization Idea


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2014   Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 Ed Putnam, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Oregon Chapter, 541-678-3548 Christy Splitt, Oregon League of Conservation Voters, 971-404-7279 Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland, 503-380-9728 Cameron La Follette, Oregon Coast Alliance, 503-391-0210 Tom Wolf, Oregon Council Trout Unlimited, 503-883-1102   State of Oregon … Continue reading Press Release: State of Oregon Shelves Elliott State Forest Privatization Idea