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OSU, state deep in discussions about Elliott State Forest’s possibilities as a research forest

The Elliott State Forest was once a battleground for the spotted owl and other protected endangered species. More recently, it was public land put up for sale to a timber company. Source: OSU, state deep in discussions about Elliott State Forest’s possibilities as a research forest – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

State, OSU Move Ahead On Elliott State Forest Transfer Plan

A proposal to transfer ownership of the Elliott State Forest from the state to Oregon State University is taking a small step forward. The Oregon Department of State Lands says it is prepared to sign a framework agreement — called a memorandum of understanding — with the University Tuesday that will allow the two to […]
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On the loose in Salem at State Lands Board

Got a chance to see a new group in action the other day. And as all of you know I LOVE meetings and am always intrigued when I get exposed to a new one. This time it was the State Lands Board, which meets three to five times per year in Salem. The longest-serving board […]
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Not Out of the Woods

Driving through the Elliott State Forest, a 91,000-acre swath of state-owned forestland east of Coos Bay, is a jarring experience, and not just because of the rutted gravel and dirt roads. As the mountains of the Coast Range rise and fall, so does the forest. In some areas the canopy closes in on you as […]
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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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