Help protect the Elliott State Forest!

In Forests, Legislative Session by OLCVstaff

The Elliott is a place of wild streams, and moss-heavy trees that tower into coastal mist. Home to spotted owls, marbled murrelets, and humboldt martens, the Elliott is one of the last in-tact stretches of old-growth in the Coast Range, creating precious habitat that would take hundreds of years to replace. In 2017, the Elliott State Forest was almost lost to logging, but OLCV led a coalition that helped save it. Now, we need your help to make sure the Elliott stays protected. Take action: send an email to your lawmakers, and ask them to support the Elliott State Forest bill!

The Elliott State Forest bill is one of our OCN priorities for the short session–SB 1546 would make sure the Elliott is protected as a research forest, and would create a new stand-alone entity to look after it. Make sure your lawmakers support SB 1546!

Additionally, SB 1546 would decouple the Elliott from the Common School Fund, an outdated system that uses money from logging to fund our schools. Please tell your lawmakers how much protecting the Elliott means to you!

There are only 33 days left in session, so please take action now! Let’s get this done and make sure the Elliott is on the path to being protected, now and forever.

Thank you,

Julia DeGraw
Coalition Director, OLCV