Category Archives: State Land Board

Oregon agency delivers setback to Jordan Cove LNG terminal project

The state Land Use Board of Appeals has reversed a decision by the city of North Bend to allow dredging for the Jordan Cove terminal facility. Source: Oregon agency delivers setback to Jordan Cove LNG terminal project

Editorial: Let public comment be heard at public meetings

The COVID-19 pandemic could effectively take the public out of public meetings. Meetings of the Deschutes County Commission and the Bend City Council have long been streamed live. That makes it easy and safe for the public to watch what government is doing and stay safe at home. But what about public comment? Sometimes people […]
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FOX 12 investigators look into what happens to Oregon estates when previous owner doesn’t leave behind a will

Many people put off writing a will. Some don’t want to think about what it means, while others believe their assets are simply too small to worry about. But if you ask someone with the State of Oregon, you can’t afford to not have one. Sally Wells often spends more time in other people’s homes […]
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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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