November Ecology Club: Battle for the Elliot State Forest

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Elliott State Forest OregonThe Elliott State Forest is a 93,000-acre state forest in the Oregon Coast Range. This incredible public land contains rare mature and old-growth forest, is home to imperiled salmon and wildlife, and is renowned for its recreation opportunities. The forest also has a historic mandate to generate revenue for the Common School Fund in Oregon. The state is attempting to sell off the Elliott State Forest. For years, state land managers have failed to comply with the federal Endangered Species Act-relating to the rare and protected marbled murrelet – in managing state forests, allowing thousands of acres of old-growth and other forest habitat to be logged.

Come this month's Ecology Club to hear this presentation about the past and pending lawsuits to save the Elliott habitat, public lands access, and the state of the Marbled Murrelet.

Stephanie Taylor is the Conservation Field Organizer for the Audubon Society of Portland. Portland Audubon filed both lawsuits, and has signed onto the Uplisting Petition of ESA protections of the Marbled Murrelet from Threatened to Endangered.

At the close of the meeting we will leave time open to further explore the topics of the evening, delve deeper into Bark's work to protect Mt Hood and browse the Bark library. Our library is more than a physical space; it is also intangible, represented by volunteers who are knowledgeable and accessible for people interested in learning more about our work, ecology, public lands management and advocacy. Come peruse our newly acquired selection of resources on everything from hiking to climate justice, and learn about what you can do to protect Mt. Hood National Forest!

Call us at 503-331-0374 or email

Where: Bark office: 351 NE 18th Ave Portland, OR 97232 (next to the Circuit Climbing Gym).
When: 6:30-8:30pm every second Monday