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Tue December 9, 2014

Oregon Land Board Ponders Future Of Elliott Forest

Protesters demonstrated in front of the capitol prior to the meeting of the State Land Board.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

A large state owned forest in Oregon might end up in new hands.

The State Land Board endorsed a proposal Tuesday to transfer ownership of the Elliott State Forest. But it's not clear who the new owners would be.

The Elliott State Forest in southwest Oregon is supposed to be managed to bring in as much money as possible. And that money is supposed to go to public schools. But the forest is actually losing money in the wake of restrictions on logging.

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