The North Coast State Forest Coalition, an environmental group focused on local state forests, will hold a meeting at Fort George Brewery Friday to discuss opposition to a lawsuit threatened by Linn County against the state.
Seeking an increase in logging, Linn County has threatened a $1.4 billion class-action lawsuit over what it claims is mismanagement of state forests by not pursuing maximum sustainable timber harvests, costing counties millions of dollars in revenue. The proposed litigation includes Clatsop, Linn and 13 other counties with state forests and targets Gov. Kate Brown and Doug Decker, the state’s forester.
The meeting will take place in Fort George’s Lovell Showroom from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.