Battle for the Elliott State Forest Won! Land Board Votes to Keep Forest Public!


For immediate release May 9, 2017 Contact: Josh Laughlin, Executive Director, 541.844.8182 State Land Board Votes Unanimously to Ditch Elliott State Forest Privatization Proposal, Advance Public Ownership Solution In a 3-0 vote today, the Oregon State Land Board, made up of Governor Kate Brown, Treasurer Tobias Read and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, terminated the protocol … Continue reading Battle for the Elliott State Forest Won! Land Board Votes to Keep Forest Public!

Conservation Groups Decry Vote by State Treasurer, Secretary of State to Sell Elliott State Forest


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Bob Sallinger, 503.380.9728 or bsallinger@audubonportland.org  Josh Laughlin, 541.844.8182 or jlaughlin@cascwild.org  Doug Moore, 503.729.5175 or dmoore@olcv.org    Conservation groups decry vote by State Treasurer, Secretary of State to Sell Elliott State Forest  Governor puts forward solid plan to keep 83,000-acre forest public.   Salem, Oregon—February 15, 2017 – A broad coalition of … Continue reading Conservation Groups Decry Vote by State Treasurer, Secretary of State to Sell Elliott State Forest

Response to Governor Brown’s Plan for the Elliott State Forest


Just days before the quarterly meeting of the State Land Board, Governor Brown released a framework for her plan for the Elliott State Forest. Though not an action item on the agenda for the Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Land Board meeting, the Board is set to hear an update on the potential sale of the … Continue reading Response to Governor Brown’s Plan for the Elliott State Forest

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

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

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