Tag Archives: Elliott State Forest

Editorial: Millions of dollars for Elliott, but none for the children

Federal and state government own more than 60 percent of the land in Oregon, but still no price is too high for those who believe the Elliott State Forest must stay in government hands. The Elliott’s 82,500 acres are constitutionally required to be managed to raise funds for the Common School Fund to help pay […]
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 Keeping the Elliott State Forest will cost millions

From paying the Common School Fund to developing a management plan, keeping the Elliott in public hands is an expensive proposition. Keeping the Elliott State Forest public isn’t cheap. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Keeping the Elliott State Forest will cost millions

 State will yield management of Elliott to private company

Although the governor and environmental groups like to say that the state land board has decided to keep the Elliott State Forest “in public hands,” come July, the 82,500-acre tract near the Southern Oregon coast will be managed by a private company. Source: Oregon Local News – State will yield management of Elliott to private […]
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Editorials on Elliott State Forest illustrate rural/urban divide | As We See It | 

The News-Review frequently runs editorials by other newspapers, in addition to our own, on our opinion pages. Sometimes the views expressed by the editors at other newspapers accord with our own. Other times, though, it seems we’re viewing the world through very different lenses. Nowhere has the urban/rural divide been clearer than in the editorials […]
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Elliott Forest: One of those Oregon things

Oregon’s State Land Board seems destined to finding yet another way to cost taxpayers millions of dollars.   Source: Elliott Forest: One of those Oregon things – – Capital Press

Elliott Forest: One of those Oregon things — Opinion

Oregon’s State Land Board seems destined to finding yet another way to cost taxpayers millions of dollars. The saga of the Elliott State Forest continues. In Oregon, a state with 30 million acres of forestland — almost half of its total landmass — the state’s three top officials have decided not to sell a forest […]
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Lone Rock Timber Company Will Sue Oregon Land Board Over Failed Elliott State Forest Sale

Lone Rock Timber Management Company, the sole bidder on the Elliott State Forest, says it will sue the state for $3.3 million after the sale of the property fell through. Source: Lone Rock Timber Company Will Sue Oregon Land Board Over Failed Elliott State Forest Sale . News | OPB

More Fallout from the Aborted Sale of the Elliott State Forest: Jilted Buyer Will Sue State

Lone Rock Timber Management files tort claim notice, will seek $3.3 million in damages. Earlier this month, the Oregon State Land Board voted to reverse its earlier decision to sell the Elliott State Forest north of Coos Bay to a group led by Lone Rock Timber. The sale, which the three-member board tentatively agreed to […]
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Forests vs. schools | Guest Opinion

Selling public lands wrong way to boost education funding On May 9, the State Land Board voted to reject the proposed sale of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company-led partnership, after hearing from countless people in favor of keeping the forest in public ownership. Gov. Kate Brown instead directed the Department of […]
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Lone Rock Resources to seek $3.3 million from state of Oregon for dead purchase deal of Elliott State Forest

A Roseburg-based timber company has warned the state of its plan to sue Oregon for $3.3 million following the collapse of its deal to buy the Elliott State Forest. The attorney for Lone Rock Resources sent a tort claim to top Oregon officials Thursday, accusing the state of misrepresentation and breaking promises made over a […]
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