Tag Archives: Elliott State Forest

Oregon Seeks Buyers for the Elliott State Forest Again—But Only Public Bidders Need Apply

Two years ago, the state sold to a timber company and a tribe, then changed its mind after widespread outcry. The state got sued. The Oregon Land Board late Friday afternoon sent out an email seeking buyers for a prime asset: the 91,000 acre Elliott State Forest. “The State Land Board has asked potential public […]
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Oregon State Land Board to hold meeting on Elliott State Forest

On Oct. 16, the Oregon State Land Board will hold a meeting at the State Land Use building where stakeholder perspectives will be reported regarding the Elliott State Forest. The meeting is part of an ongoing campaign to keep the forest publicly owned. Source: Oregon State Land Board to hold meeting on Elliott State Forest […]
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Land Board to hear Elliott State Forest report at October 16 meeting

A report on stakeholder perspectives regarding the Elliott State Forest will be presented to the State Land Board on Oct. 16 as part of ongoing work to keep the forest publicly owned. Oregon Consensus conducted more than 45 interviews with tribes and stakeholders representing key interests associated with the Elliott State Forest to gather perspectives […]
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Court rules sale of Elliott State Forest parcel illegal

The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled the sale of the East Hakki Ridge tract in the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company was illegal. The Oregon Department of State Lands erred when it sold a portion of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company four years ago, according to a […]
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Courts determine sale of Elliott State Forest parcel illegal

The Lane County Circuit Court of Appeals declared the sale of a portion of the Elliott State Forest in Douglas County to Seneca Jones Timber Company in 2014 illegal in a ruling Wednesday. Several environmental groups petitioned the sale of the nearly 800-acre East Hakki Ridge in 2016, but courts struck the petition down because […]
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Sale of Elliott State Forest parcel to timber company illegal, court rules

The ruling overturns the sale of 788 acres to the Seneca Jones Timber Company and is a victory for the environmental groups that sued to stop it. Source: Sale of Elliott State Forest parcel to timber company illegal, court rules

Appeals court rules sale of Elliott State Forest parcel illegal

The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that the sale of a tract of the Elliott State Forest northeast of Coos Bay to a local timber company violated state law. The ruling Wednesday overturns the sale of 788 acres to the Eugene-based Seneca Jones Timber Co. and is a big win for environmental groups who […]
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Oregon Court Says State Should Not Have Sold Elliott State Forest Land

The Oregon Court of Appeals says the 2014 public land sale violated state law. The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled the state should not have sold off a piece of the Elliott State Forest to a Eugene-based timber company four years ago. The state sold the land in 2014 after environmental groups successfully sued to halt […]
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Oregon Court Rules Sale of Elliott State Forest Tract Illegal

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled today that the 2014 sale of the 788-acre East Hakki Ridge tract on the 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest east of Coos Bay was illegal. The ruling, which overturns the sale of the public land to a private timber company, marks a major win for the state’s public lands. Source: Oregon Court […]
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State on track to keep Elliott State Forest publicly owned

The Department of State Lands told the State Land Board on Tuesday that it is moving forward to establish a public solution for the Elliott State Forest. State Land Board members are Gov. Kate Brown, State Treasurer Tobias Read and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. “We’re on track with the projected timeline for the two […]
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