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

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

Lawsuit Blocks Elliott Logging


The World by Jessie Higgins November 17, 2012 ELLIOTT STATE FOREST — The state has withdrawn more than 900 acres of planned Elliott State Forest timber sales, pending the outcome of an environmental lawsuit. The Oregon Department of Forestry instead plans to open 465 acres of alternative logging sites not named in the lawsuit. 'It's … Continue reading Lawsuit Blocks Elliott Logging

Lawsuit Chops Down Logging Plans on the Elliott


The Roseburg News-Review by Don Jenkins November 15, 2012   A lawsuit filed by conservation groups has caused the Oregon Department of Forestry to sharply scale back logging plans in the Elliott State Forest for 2013, a year in which the state planned to ramp up timber production in the 93,000-acre coastal forest.   The … Continue reading Lawsuit Chops Down Logging Plans on the Elliott

Press Release: Oregon Suspends Clearcutting in the Elliott State Forest


Contact: Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 844-8182     Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495     Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon Society, (503) 380-9728     Tanya Sanerib, Crag Law Center, (503) 525-2722       SALEM, Ore.- After a lawsuit by conservation groups, the State of Oregon has suspended logging of 914 acres of old-growth forest on the Elliott State … Continue reading Press Release: Oregon Suspends Clearcutting in the Elliott State Forest