It’s time to thank the members of the State Land Board for voting on May 9 to stop the sale of the Elliott State Forest. Governor Kate Brown deserves special thanks for insuring that the Elliott SF was not sold after the February 14 vote of the board. You can contact her at (503) 378-4582, Treasurer Read at (503) 378-4329 and Secretary of State Richardson at (503) 986-1523.
There is still much work to be done. Brown, Read and Richardson proposed three different solutions for keeping the Elliott SF in public hands. And the Trust Lands Transfer Bill (SB 847) introduced by Senator Arnie Roblan still needs to be passed. Please contact your State Representative and State Senator and ask them to support this bill (SB 847) and preserve the Elliott State Forest. If you don’t know their address or contact information, you can find it at Legislator Lookup.