An Oregon company says it bid on land in the Elliott State Forest as a challenge to environmental groups who have threatened to sue.
Seneca Jones Timber Co. co-owner Kathy Jones told The Oregonian her mill doesn't need the lumber. Jones said she and her two sisters bid because they are taking a stand against "eco-radical" environmental groups.
Environmental groups such as the Cascadia Forest Defenders have threatened to sue companies that bid on the land that sits in the Coast Range in Coos and Douglas counties. They are concerned about the threatened marbled murrelet seabird.