The State Land Board plans to provide informational updates regarding the Common School Fund real property and the Elliott State Forest, a 82,500-acre forest in Douglas and Coos Counties, from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 at the Department of State Lands, 775 Summer St., Salem.
The state had previously put the Elliott up for sale to send revenue to the Common School Fund, which supports K-12 public schools. In May, the State Land Board — comprising Gov. Kate Brown, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson and State Treasurer Tobias Read — voted to terminate the sale protocol and keep the land publicly owned.
The board directed the Department of State Lands to work toward a public option that would allow the state to meet its commitment to the Common School Fund.
Along with the status report on the Elliott and management of Common School Fund real property, the meeting will include an annual update from the Oregon Ocean Science Trust. The board will be asked to adopt proposed amendments to rules regarding the placement of ocean renewable energy facilities.
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