Tag Archives: Elliott State Forest

How states generate money from the land they own

When Western states joined the Union, the federal government granted them parcels of land in order to provide sustained revenue for public institutions, primarily schools, and to spread democratic ideals in the growing region. Older states, such as California and Oregon, have little acreage left today because they quickly sold off their “trust lands” to […]
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Make the Elliott a forest carbon research hub | Opinion |

The Clean Energy Jobs bill, which will create jobs while reducing Oregon’s carbon footprint from 60 million tons a year to 50 million tons by 2025, is percolating in Salem in preparation for the 2018 legislative session. Work on the bill — Senate Bill 1070 — comes as new survey data reveal that Oregon’s forests […]
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State works toward public option for Elliott State Forest

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) has been working to find a way to keep the 82,500 acres of the Elliott State Forest publicly owned while allowing the state to send revenue to the Common School Fund. Tuesday morning, DSL Director Jim Paul updated the State Land Board members, Gov. Kate Brown, Secretary of […]
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Bill strikes a balance to keep Elliott public and fund schools | Guest Editorial |

Many of us learn important foundational lessons in our youth that influence our thinking and behavior throughout our entire lives. Two lessons I learned at an early age, which have played important roles in my life, are the value of education for personal growth and as a key to social and economic success and the […]
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Gov. Brown traveled to Elliott State Forest to celebrate $100 million bonding plan 

Gov. Kate Brown traveled Friday to Douglas County to mark a symbolic end to the contentious debate over the Elliott State Forest, even as a timber company that had hoped to buy the forest vows to fight the state in court. Source: Gov. Brown traveled to Elliott State Forest to celebrate $100 million bonding plan […]
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Legislative accomplishments more of a puzzle — Guest Opinion

Legislative accomplishments more of a puzzle. The 2017 Legislative session in Salem has ended, the dust has settled and the senators and representatives have resumed life in their local communities. Folks want to know what got done in Salem. Well, that’s the hard part because there is no single answer. Source: Legislative accomplishments more of […]
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2017 Oregon Legislature: Session produced good things for rural Oregon — Guest Opinion

On Friday, July 7, the gavel came down one last time to signal the end of Oregon’s 2017 legislative session. It was the final moment of a packed, productive, sometimes disappointing and occasionally contentious five months in the Capitol. From the first day of the session, much of our discussion, sometimes heated, centered around our […]
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Timber company sues state agency over Elliott State Forest deal

The timber company behind the lone bid to buy the Elliott State Forest filed a lawsuit this week alleging Oregon violated its own policies when elected officials “unilaterally and wrongfully terminated” an agreement to sell the land to a private company for $220.8 million. Source: Timber company sues state agency over Elliott State Forest deal | […]
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Timber firm sues Oregon agencies over Elliott State Forest

Timber firm sues Oregon agency over Elliott State Forest. Lone Rock Timber Management Company filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Salem, asserting the state wrongfully terminated an agreement to sell the Elliott State Forest. The Roseburg-based timber company is seeking more than $3 million from the State Land Board and Oregon Department of State Lands. Source: […]
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Timber company sues state over nixed sale of Elliott

Lone Rock Resources claims the state breached an agreement with the company when it canceled its plan to sell the Elliott State Forest. A Roseburg timber company is suing the Department of State Lands and the State Land Board for about $3.3 million for backing out of the sale of the Elliott State Forest. Source: […]
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