When Linn County announced that they intend to sue the state of Oregon for $1.4 billion over “mismanagement” of our state forests, it was immediately obvious that the process to find a lasting, balanced Forest Management Plan would be severely disrupted. What has become clear over the past few weeks though, are some serious misunderstandings about the history, purpose, and current management of state forests. Some media outlets have failed to adequately research the complex nature of these lands and the result has been some dubious reporting.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Linn County Lawsuit

Here are a few on-point pieces related to the Linn County lawsuit:

Daily Astorian Letter: Pushy

Daily Astorian Letter: Beware “easy money”

Corvallis Gazette-Times: County lawsuit hampers state forestry collaborative efforts, Salmon rep says

Daily Astorian Letter: Economic terrorism

Daily Astorian Editorial: Difficult spot

Albany Democrat-Herald: Conservation groups oppose county class action lawsuit