May 2014 - Project kickoff.
June 2014 – Initial outreach and interagency technical workgroup set up.
July 2014 – First-round outreach meetings held with educational beneficiaries, conservation and land trust representatives, timber management interests, tribal governments, elected officials, economic and community development groups, and government agencies included a preliminary alternative business model concepts chart and summary.
August 2014 – An interagency workgroup advised a technical consultant (Evergreen Economics) on modeling different future managaement scenarios for the Elliott. This work was compiled as a supplementary report to the DSL's December 9, 2014 report to the State Land Board.
September 2014 – Draft alternative management approaches were reviewed in second-round outreach work sessions.
October 8, 2014 - State Land Board Meeting at 3:00 to 6:00pm at Hales Performing Arts Center, SW Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark, North Bend, OR.
November 2014 – Alternative management approaches were refined and draft transition scenarios were developed based on public comment and outreach suggestions.
December 9, 2014 – The Department of State Lands report and the Evergreen report were presented to the State Land Board. The State Land Board instructed the Department of State Lands to complete due diligence on three possible transition scenarios with a focus on designing a process to "de-couple" the Common School Fund from timber harvesting at the Elliott.
January 2015 - Work to refine transition scenarios #1-#3.
March 2015 -
Request for Information (RFI) about management of the Elliott State Forest Common School lands issued. (Summary PDF)
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Land Appraisal Expert Consulting Services issued. (Summary PDF)
June 2015 - Expected report to State Land Board at the regular meeting.