October 22, 2020 3:45 a.m.
A brand new web site and upcoming digital occasions supply a have a look at the potential for the Elliot State Analysis Forest and provides residents and alternative to offer suggestions.
A launch from the Oregon Division of State Lands, mentioned in December of 2018 the State Land Board requested the division and Oregon State College to discover remodeling the Elliot State Forest right into a publicly owned analysis forest.
Over the previous two years – with enter from advisory committees, Tribes, state and native governments, stakeholders and the general public – key parts of a analysis forest proposal have been drafted.
Draft proposal parts can be found now on a brand new web site: https://www.oregon.gov/dsl/Land/Pages/Elliott-Forest-Proposal.aspx
The draft parts embrace:
*OSU’s strategy to analysis, together with the analysis design that can information future experiments and administration of the forest
*OSU’s commitments to a analysis forest that helps conservation, recreation, schooling and native and regional economies
*OSU’s commitments to public accountability in forest decision-making and governance, in addition to a proposed governance construction
*How OSU will financially help the proposed analysis forest
DSL and OSU are internet hosting six digital occasions by way of Zoom in late October and early November. Two public kinds and 4 drop-in occasions. These will supply methods to study concerning the proposal, ask questions and supply suggestions. Occasion hyperlinks and extra data can be found at: https://www.oregon.gov/dsl/Land/Pages/Elliott-Forest-Proposal.aspx
The Elliot State Forest is situated in Douglas and Coos counties.