This approval completes the multi-year Gilchrist State Forest acquisition, adding nearly 29,000 acres to the central Oregon forest. Forestlands will be purchased incrementally over the next two years, with initial purchases possible as early as April 2014. These final acquisitions will increase the total size of the Gilchrist to approximately 72,200 acres. The Gilchrist is managed for a range of benefits, including timber production, revenue to support local public services, wildlife habitat, and recreation.
More information on the acquisition
More information on the Gilchrist State Forest
Details on the acquisition processes