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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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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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