Lone Rock Timber Management Company has entered a unique partnership with several Oregon tribes and a leading conservation group in a proposal to purchase the Elliott State Forest.
This partnership ensures the forest remains in local management by community-minded Oregonians well into the future.
Oregon’s Elliott State Forest is located in Douglas and Coos counties inland from the coast between Coos Bay and Reedsport. The land being sold supports Oregon’s Common School Fund, which means revenue earned from the management of the land goes to support public schools. The 82,500-acre parcel is being sold by the state for $220.8 million.
Joining Lone Rock as an investment partner in the proposal are The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians. The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, with assistance from The Conservation Fund, a national conservation group, will ensure public benefits are being met by holding, monitoring and enforcing a conservation easement agreement over the entire property.
Lone Rock has worked in and around the Elliott State Forest for over a half-century. Together with our tribal partners and conservationists, we are committed to sustainability and managing the forest for its environmental, recreational and economic benefits.
- Portland Tribune - Our Opinion: Forest sale tough but necessary
- News-Review (Roseburg) - As We See It: We're glad to see the Elliott sale move forward
- The World (Coos Bay) - Editorial: Sell the Elliott Already
- The Bulletin (Bend) - Editorial: Read, Richardson wisely thwart governor on Elliott sale
- Oregon Outdoor Council - Simply Explained: Why Oregon is selling the Elliott State Forest
- Register Guard (Eugene) - State moving forward on Elliott State Forest sale
- News-Review (Roseburg) - Lone Rock sees long-term view of forest management
- News-Review (Roseburg) - Cow Creek tribe takes a holistic approach to forest management
- News-Review (Roseburg) - Cow Creek and Lone Rock win 2016 Business Innovation Award