Tag Archives: Elliott State Forest

Vaping | Elliott State Forest – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Last month, the U.S. Surgeon General declared e-cigarette use an epidemic among young people. We hear from Oregon Public Health Division epidemiologist Thomas Jeanne about what the state is doing to decrease vaping among young people. Anthony Davis, interim dean of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, explains the purpose of the existing Andrews research forest, and […]
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Oregon Moves On Plan To Repurpose The Elliott State Forest For Research

After years of struggling to figure out what to do with the Elliott State Forest, Oregon officials now have a proposal they like. Members of the State Land Board voted Tuesday to start work on a plan to transfer the 80,000-acre forest near Coos Bay to Oregon State University. Source: Oregon Moves On Plan To […]
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OSU approach to Elliott State Forest draws support

 Oregon State University looks like it will be a major factor in the state effort to decide what to do with the Elliott State Forest. OSU President Ed Ray and Anthony Davis, interim dean of the university’s College of Forestry, appeared Tuesday before the State Land Board, with the board responding positively to OSU’s pitch […]
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Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Withdraws Earlier Request to Delegate His Participation in State Land Board

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson today withdrew an October request to be allowed to delegate his participation on the state Land Board to a staff member. The move comes after the Oregon Department of Justice apparently opined that Richardson’s intention to delegate his position on the three-member board wasn’t legal. Source: Secretary of State Dennis […]
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Oregon Land Board To Discuss Elliott State Forest Ownership Options

The Oregon Land Board will be discussing the options for public ownership of the Elliott State Forest at its meeting in Salem on Tuesday. Last year, the board voted to keep the 82,500-acre forest in public ownership rather than sell it into private hands. Source: Oregon Land Board To Discuss Elliott State Forest Ownership Options . […]
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Oregon Land Board to discuss Elliott State Forest at meeting

The State Land Board will hear updates on the Elliott State Forest, including presentations from public entities interested in owning the forest, during its Dec. 18 meeting in Salem. As part of an ongoing project to keep the forest publicly owned, the Board in October asked public entities to indicate their interest in ownership. For […]
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Douglas County, Cow Creek Tribe would like to purchase Elliott State Forest

Douglas County government and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians submitted letters of interest to the State Land Board last week saying they would like to buy the Elliott State Forest. In October, the State Land Board announced it wanted letters of interest from potential public owners of the forest. On Dec. […]
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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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