Category Archives: State Land Board

Discussion on turning the Elliott State Forest into a research forest to continue

The Oregon Department of State Lands and Oregon State University on Tuesday updated the State Land Board on exploration of the Elliott State Research Forest concept. Progress in the development of the research forest over the past year includes the development of a draft research charter and of guiding principles related to forest benefits of […]
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Oregon DOJ Clears Plan for OSU to Manage Elliott State Forest

The Oregon Department of Justice has given the “all-clear” on a plan to convert the Elliott State Forest into a research forest in partnership with Oregon State University.  Last month, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled against the 2014 sale of the East Hakki Ridge parcel, stating that the Elliott Forest must remain under state ownership. […]
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Future of Southern Oregon forest remains on hold

The advisory committee tasked with looking at the feasibility of turning Elliott State Forest into a research forest managed by Oregon State University will take another year to give the State Land Board a recommendation. But public testimony given at the board’s meeting Tuesday shows lukewarm interest in handing over the 82,000-acre coastal forest between […]
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Oregon Supreme Court Ruling Does Not Affect Elliott State Forest Plan

The Oregon Department of Justice told the State Land Board Tuesday a recent state Supreme Court decision will not affect a proposal to repurpose the Elliott State Forest for research. The high court ruled last month the state’s 2014 sale of 788 acres of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company was illegal. Source: […]
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OSU gets extension on Elliott

The State Land Board has given Oregon State University until next fall to finish putting together a plan to take over management of the Elliott State Forest. The future of the 82,000-acre parcel in the Coast Range near Reedsport has been in legal limbo for years. Source: OSU gets extension on Elliott | Local | […]
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Land Board to hear Elliot State Forest update

The State Land Board will hear an update on the ongoing exploration of a potential Elliot State Forest Research Forest during its meeting next Tuesday in Salem. Source: LAND BOARD TO HEAR ELLIOT STATE FOREST UPDATE – KQEN News Radio

Editorial: State board should approved Stevens Road land sale

The State Land Board is scheduled to make a big decision about Bend’s future less than a week from today. Should it authorize the sale of 382 acres of state land on Bend’s east side for development? We think it should. Not everybody, though, thinks it is a great idea. Source: Editorial: State board should […]
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Threats Remain for Oregon’s Only Old-Growth State Forest

The 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest in the central Oregon Coast Range, is home to the only significant old-growth forest remaining on state-owned lands in Oregon, providing important habitat for old-growth dependent wildlife and salmon. Source: Threats Remain for Oregon’s Only Old-Growth State Forest | Oregon Wild

Public Asked To Weigh In On OSU’s Plan To Use Elliott State Forest For Research

A plan to transfer the Elliott State Forest to Oregon State University is slowly moving forward. The university is developing a report outlining how it could take ownership of the timberland near Coos Bay and turn it into a research forest. Source: Public Asked To Weigh In On OSU’s Plan To Use Elliott State Forest […]
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OSU hosting three Elliott State Forest meetings next week

The Oregon State University College of Forestry will hold three public meetings next week about the Elliott State Forest.OSU forestry officials will hear from the public about the feasibility of converting the Elliott State Forest into a research forest. Source: OSU hosting three Elliott State Forest meetings next week – News – The Register-Guard – […]
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