|ELLIOT STATE FOREST - [courtesy The Oregonian]|
.. Although the state has responsibly logged in the forest for years it says it cannot make money. It believes that private logging will pay the price, (221 million dollars,) and make some money.
.. No trespassing signs are already going up on public lands. The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership suggest contacting a ranger about the signs. HUH?????
.. A bid for the lands has been made by the Lone Rock Timber Management company and several Native American tribes and 'The Conservation Fund.'
.. The forest is home to two threatened birds, (Northern spotted owl, Marbled murrelet,) and watershed for Coastal coho salmon.
.. This is a proposed state action taken by the Oregon State Land Board. The decision to sell is in distinct and direct opposition to the plan for saving the forest proposed by the Governor of the State of Oregon, (Kate Brown.) The folks of Coos Bay are divided on the action.
.. If you live in Oregon it's time to get involved before the sale is finalized. If you fish the Umpqua River it's time to get involved.
>> The Elliot State Forest - fact sheet
>> The Register-Guard
>> Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
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