2021-2022 Environmental Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature

SB 1546

OCN Priority Bill
Elliott State Research Forest

This historic bill was almost a decade in the making––we've come a long way from when OLCV led the fight to protect the Elliott State Forest from being privatized. Since then, the state, area tribes, and a group of stakeholders including conservation groups, Oregon State University, and others have been working on developing a lasting solution to the challenges facing the Elliott Forest. Under the bill the forest will remain in public hands while becoming a state research forest, and it also substantially increases the protection of mature and old growth habitat. The state purchased the forest permanently, effectively decoupling its funding from the Common School Fund (no longer pitting education funding against sustainable forest management).

Yes is the pro-environment vote.
Status: Signed into law
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excused
pro-environment voteanti-environment voteabsent or excused

About OLCV

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization with a simple mission: to pass laws that protect Oregon's environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold all of our elected officials accountable.

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About the Scorecard

For more than 40 years, OLCV has protected Oregon's natural legacy. An essential part of our work is holding our elected officials accountable. The OLCV Environmental Scorecard is not only one of our most important accountability tools, but also a tradition. The first scorecard was published in 1973.

By sharing how each member of the Legislature voted on the most critical conservation bills, we help Oregonians understand whether legislators listened to their constituents, or if they listened to special interest groups instead. It also serves as a summary of environmental bills and includes special recognition of the legislative champions.