- On February 14, the Oregon State Land Board voted 2-1 to sell the Elliott State Forest. The final vote will be April 11th, 2017. Here is NPSO
President Lisa Blackburn's response which was sent to the Oregon State Land Board. Letter.
- Excerpt of letter:
'Concerning the Elliott State Forest, Governor Kate Brown stated "It is clear to me that it is in the best
interest of Oregonians to ensure public ownership of the Elliott State Forest. The importance of state-
owned lands has increased as the future of federal public lands has come into question." The Native
Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO) supports Governor Brown’s remarks and issues this position
'The Native Plant Society of Oregon firmly supports Governor Kate Brown's intent to keep the Elliott
State Forest in the public trust. Furthermore, NPSO adamantly opposes and categorically rejects
Tobias Reed and Dennis Richardson's plan to sell this critical habitat for native plants and animals to the highest bidder.'