Selling parcels of the Elliott State Forest is not a good proposal for the long term, but we can see why the Oregon Land Board would entertain such a move. The Elliott, located between Coos Bay and Reedsport, is one of the state forests that produces revenue for the Common School Fund when timber is harvested. Those revenues are looking doubtful because of a lawsuit filed by environmental groups and a federal judge’s injunction. Without timber receipts, the board has to consider how it can come up with more money for schools, particularly since these lawsuits tend to drag on …
- Sutherlin resident and Pearl Harbor survivor recalls infamous day; local remembrance ceremony cancelled
- Publisher’s Notebook: Isn’t it better to do or sell something than to beg?
- Crafters brave snow, ice to attend annual Douglas County Christmas Craft Fair
- Roseburg hunter tags record whitetail buck
- Branch out from the usual Christmas trees