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

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)

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

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

Do Not Let the “Timber Witches” Have the Elliott


By Bob Ferris   “Kathy Jones, Seneca Jones’ co-owner, said her company didn’t bid on the land because her mill needs lumber but because she and her two sisters refused to be bullied by “eco-radical” environmental groups and believed no other timber companies made an offer.” Oregonian April 2, 2014   We do not traditionally … Continue reading Do Not Let the “Timber Witches” Have the Elliott

Three companies bid for timberlands in Elliott State Forest


By Christina George, Roseburg News Review  April 1, 2014   Three companies bid for timberlands in Elliott State Forest: Threats of lawsuits and blockades didn’t scare off three timber companies from submitting bids for parcels the state plans to sell in the Elliott State Forest in Douglas and Coos counties.   The Oregon Department of … Continue reading Three companies bid for timberlands in Elliott State Forest

State Stops Timber Sales to Help Bird


The Associated Press by Jeff Barnard February 6, 2013   The state Department of Forestry has agreed to cancel more than two dozen timber sales on state forests because they threaten the survival of the marbled murrelet, a seabird that nests in large, old trees.   The proposed settlement filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court … Continue reading State Stops Timber Sales to Help Bird