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.

 

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


RECENT ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY

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. 

Landscape analysis and adaptive management

January 2022

  • Develop draft plan for criteria, process, and timing for undertaking proposed adaptive management phased implementation across watersheds

March 2022

  • Begin work on developing proposed adaptive management phased implementation across watersheds

April 2022

  • Further develop criteria, process, and timing for undertaking proposed adaptive management phased implementation across watersheds

May 2022

  • Present criteria, process, and timing for undertaking proposed adaptive management phased implementation across watersheds
  • Begin initial discussion on landscape analysis based off data/models/experiment design

June 2022

  • Continue work on landscape analysis

July 2022

  • Continue discussion on landscape analysis, gather more feedback

August 2022

  • Present updated landscape analysis work

September 2022

  • Present draft of landscape analysis section of FMP

October 2022

  • Present updated draft of landscape analysis section of FMP