Speak Up for the Elliott on Dec. 9: Oregon State Land Board Meeting Details


The Oregon State Land Board will meet on December 9th to discuss future options for the 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest.  That really means that they are meeting to discuss the fate of the marbled murrelt, spotted owl and one of the largest runs of Coho salmon on the Oregon coast.  It also means that they will … Continue reading Speak Up for the Elliott on Dec. 9: Oregon State Land Board Meeting Details

Revenge Forestry: A Flare-up in the Elliott State Forest (an Excerpt)


October 14, 2014 by Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Oregon Business Magazine   When the Eugene-based timber company Seneca Jones made a $1.8 million bid on land in southern Oregon's Elliott State Forest earlier this year, it wasn't a business decision; it was personal. The 788-acre parcel (along with two other parcels in the Elliott) had been put … Continue reading Revenge Forestry: A Flare-up in the Elliott State Forest (an Excerpt)

“Safeguard the Elliott!” — Come Testify at the October 8 North Bend Hearing


Future management of the 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest located northeast of Coos Bay is at a pivotal crossroads. The State Land Board (made up of Governor John Kitzhaber, Treasurer Ted Wheeler, and Secretary Kate Brown) is the trustee of the Elliott and will be hosting a special “listening session” in North Bend on October 8 … Continue reading “Safeguard the Elliott!” — Come Testify at the October 8 North Bend Hearing

Guest Opinion: Why Hunters Should Oppose Sale of Elliott State Forest


By Marnie Allbritten, guest opinion for the Oregonian August 8, 2014   Elk and deer hunters are obsessive about our chosen pastime.  We invest countless hours in scouting and preparing for the fall hunt.  We travel hundreds of miles in search of elk, deer and other game animals. We spend thousands of dollars every year … Continue reading Guest Opinion: Why Hunters Should Oppose Sale of Elliott State Forest

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelets From Clearcutting on Liquidated Oregon State Forests


For Immediate Release, June 3, 2014   Contacts:       Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 643-1309 Noah Greenwald, Center Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland, (503) 380-9728   Lawsuit Launched to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelets From Clearcutting on Liquidated Oregon State Forests: Logging of Parcels Liquidated from Elliott State Forest Will … Continue reading Lawsuit Launched to Protect Threatened Marbled Murrelets From Clearcutting on Liquidated Oregon State Forests

Murrelets Found at East Hakki Land Sale on Elliott State Forest


by the Coos Bay World May 19   COOS BAY — The new owners of a controversial tract of South Coast forest land auctioned off this spring may face new obstacles to harvesting its timber.   Coast Range Forest Watch, an environmentalist group that conducts marbled murrelet surveys in the Elliott State Forest, says it’s … Continue reading Murrelets Found at East Hakki Land Sale on Elliott State Forest

Elliott State Forest parcel to be sold to Seneca Jones, drawing environmental lawsuit


By Rob Davis, Oregonian April 21, 2014   The Oregon Department of State Lands has struck a deal to sell a 788-acre parcel of the Elliott State Forest near Coos Bay to the Seneca Jones Timber Co. for $1.8 million.   The timber company’s owner, Kathy Jones, had said the company pursued the land, which … Continue reading Elliott State Forest parcel to be sold to Seneca Jones, drawing environmental lawsuit

Press Release: Suit Filed Challenging Sale of Elliott State Forest Land


For Immediate Release, April 21, 2014   Contact:  Francis Eatherington, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 643-1309                Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland, (503) 380-9728                Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495   EUGENE, Ore.— Conservation organizations filed a lawsuit and temporary restraining order today challenging the state of Oregon’s disposal of … Continue reading Press Release: Suit Filed Challenging Sale of Elliott State Forest Land

Cascadia Wildlands and Sound Choices


By Bob Ferris So much of what we do to keep things wild involves sound—embracing the good ones versus fighting the offensive.  For instance, we want wolves howling in the wilderness but don’t want to hear the constant lawnmower-motor burping of suction dredge engines in our wild spaces. Similarly, we much prefer to listen to … Continue reading Cascadia Wildlands and Sound Choices