Action Alert!

Plato said, “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” We agree. Hold your public officials accountable. Don’t remain silent. Here you’ll find action alerts as mentioned on the I Spy Radio Show or as submitted by our listeners.


Alert: Sale of the Elliott State Forest

See update on the Elliott State Forest

(May 4, 2017) Plans are underway to sell the Elliot State Forest. Worth more than $800 million, these 80,000 acres, which were originally part of the State School Fund, are due to be sold for about 25% of their value—simply because the State has been mismanaging them, losing around $20 million per year instead of opening them for timber sales, which would generate approximately $5 million per year on a continual basis.

After a lot of public outcry, the State is reconsidering its plan to sell. A new plan, the Giesy Plan alternative, is being put forward. This plan will divide the land into smaller parcels that can be used to add timber jobs, protect wildlife, and protect old-growth—not to mention educational benefits for years to come. Download a PDF version of the Giesy Plan. We will have more details on this week’s I Spy Radio Show (when, where and how to listen to I Spy Radio).

Call to Action, Elliot State Forest

The State will be holding a meeting this Tuesday, May 9th. If you would like to directly submit letters/testimony to the committee about your thoughts on the current plan or to urge the State to adopt the Giesy Plan, it must be done by Friday, May 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

You can email your thoughts to Lorna Stafford ( or by phone 503-986-5224.

NOTE: If you are not able to get your thoughts to Lorna by 5:00 p.m., you can submit them through a proxy, who can submit them on your behalf, in person, at the Tuesday meeting. Please email your thoughts/letters to and we will forward them to an attendee who will deliver them in person for you.


Elliott State Forest Podcast (Segments 1 & 2 from Show 7-18)

The following is an excerpt from Show 7-18, spot-lighting the two segments with Dr. Zybach on the potential sale of the Elliot State Forest. Use the player below, or download via this permalink.



As a result of public input by I Spy listeners, the Oregon Liberty Coalition, and others, the sale of the Elliott State Forest has been cancelled. Dr. Zybach and Wayne Giesy’s plan received a warm welcome and a lot of interest. We have a foot in the door, stay tuned and stay invovled!


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