ELLIOTT STATE RESEARCH FOREST PROPOSAL - Updated April 2021
Following the State Land Board meeting in December 2020, OSU continues to work on the proposal with input from advisory committees, Tribes, state and local governments, stakeholders, and the public. The proposal includes:
- OSU's approach to research, including the research design that will guide future experiments and management of the forest.
- OSU's commitments to a research forest that supports conservation, recreation, education, and local and regional economies.
- OSU's commitments to public accountability in forest decision-making and governance, as well as a proposed governance structure.
- How OSU will financially support the proposed research forest.
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY – SCIENCE ADVISORY PANEL
OSU has established a Science Advisory Panel to "work to ensure the vision and goals of the research charter, and associated research design, will position the Elliott State Research Forest as a world-leading source of scientific knowledge and discovery to advance the study and practice of forestry."
For questions, comments, or to share ideas about potential research opportunities on the Elliott, please email email@example.com to ensure they will be reviewed by the Science Advisory Panel and the OSU team.
Documents related to OSU and Science Advisory Panel work will be posted soon.
May 11, 2020: Introduced SAP members to the Elliott State Forest and a bit of its history. Provide an overview of the process to date and expectations for the SAP. Provide a broad overview of the draft research design and HCP efforts.
May 12, 2020: Introduced SAP members to the Elliott State Forest and a bit of its history. Provide an overview of the process to date and expectations for the SAP. Provide a broad overview of the draft research design and HCP efforts.
May 29, 2020: Provided a detailed overview of the current research design. Provided an overview of draft treatment allocations, potential research opportunities, and integration of riparian management areas. Discussed future potential public engagement opportunities. (Minutes) (Presentation: Introduction to Research on the Elliott State Research Forest) (Presentation: A TRIAD experiment in the Elliott Forest) (Presentation: A TRIAD concept of forest land allocation)
July 8, 2020: Science Advisory Panel was provided with draft documents describing proposed research treatments, adaptive management protocol, and riparian strategy for a potential Elliott State Research Forest. Panel members provided feedback on these documents for OSU consideration. (Meeting summary)
September 25, 2020: Panel was provided with draft documents describing a possible governance structure and how the proposed research platform delivers on values important to the public. Panel members provided feedback on these documents for OSU consideration. (Meeting summary)
October 21, 2020: Elliott State Research Forest process updates; Science Advisory Panel input and discussion on estimated start-up research program expenses; Science Advisory Panel input and discussion on aquatic and riparian area research strategy (Meeting summary)
November 16, 2020: Panel members reviewed the updated proposal focusing on areas that had been heavily revised over the past month: governance, riparian area research strategy, Marbled Murrelet analysis, and harvest revenue modeling. SAP members also discussed participation in the upcoming Land Board meeting (Meeting Summary).