Elliott State Research Forests: Forest Management Planning

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) and Oregon State University (OSU) are working collaboratively to explore transforming the Elliott State Forest into a publicly owned state research forest.

As part of the process, OSU is leading the Elliott State Research Forest (ESRF) management planning efforts. Forest management planning for the forest began in October 2021. The tabs below detail key milestones as part of OSU’s forest management planning scope of work. Key documents, public engagement opportunities, and updates to the process will be shared and available on this website.

For questions or comments about the forest management planning process, please email elliott.research@oregonstate.edu to ensure they will be reviewed by the OSU forest management planning team.



Proposal Request
- Coastal Forest Expertise for Elliott State Research Forest (pdf)


OSU Elliott State Research Forest Public Information Session - Financial analysis
Dec 21, 2021 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

(View the recorded session)

Oregon State University’s Elliott State Research Forest team conducted a public information session on Tuesday, December 21st, from 5:30-7pm PST. ESRF Director Shannon Murray gave a presentation on the December 2021 financial analysis, which models estimates for start-up and ongoing costs associated with an Elliott State Research Forest. The presentation included an open discussion in a Q&A format, moderated by Paul Odenthal of Oregon State University. 

FMP Personnel


Core team

Shannon Murray, Project Director

Anna Magnuson, Project Coordinator

Katy Kavanagh, Associate Dean of Research