Department of State Lands To Liquidate Public Forests
The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) is proposing to sell off 4,920 acres of public forest land in Southwest Oregon. Once these lands are sold, the public's right to use and enjoy them may be lost forever. Past DSL land sales have primarily benefited the timber industry, including companies owned by members of the Oregon Board of Forestry.
Several of the parcels proposed for sale have extremely high recreational, botanical, and hydrological values. For instance, the 640-acre Woodcock Creek property is located in the South Kalmiopsis roadless area and contains a plethora of native endemic rare plants and native forests; While the 638-acre Onion Mountain property boasts both rare plants and fascinating geology.