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

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

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

Thermal Damns and the Need for Angry, Active Anglers


Bob Ferris   Recently I posted something on Facebook about the peril faced by marine fish species in British Columbia due to record ocean temperatures (see Record North Pacific Temperatures Threatening B.C. Marine Species) and a new friend reposted it with a query about what she called “thermal damns.” It was a classic Freudian slip, … Continue reading Thermal Damns and the Need for Angry, Active Anglers

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