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Elliott State Forest

Photo:  David Tvedt
Photo: David Tvedt

2017 Success

Grantee:  Wild Salmon Center

Result: 82,500 acres remain in public ownership

We awarded Wild Salmon Center a Public Lands Defense Fund grant to build grassroots support for the Elliott State Forest. On May 9, 2017, the Oregon Public Lands Board unanimously voted to cancel the sale of the 82,500-acre Elliott State Forest to a timber company.  Almost half of trees in the Elliot State Forest are over 100 years old and have never been logged.  This popular destination for hunters and anglers remains publicly owned, and the multi-year process to determine how the forest will be managed is underway.