We the people of Oregon are petitioning the Federal Government of the United States and its agencies turn over all Federal lands except those granted in the Constitution such as Parks and Forts and Administrative lands to the state of Oregon.
Oregon Federal lands must be released as was described in the Equal Footing Doctrine, the Equal Sovereignty Principal, the Compact Theory and the Enabling Act all declaring the lands must be turned over to the state by the United States Government to be managed under the state's sovereignty.
We the people of Oregon are Amending the Constitution for the State with an Enabling Act to exercise it's right to take ownership of its lands which are now controlled by the United States government.
Forests for Oregon is a non-profit group submitting a petition similar to the wording above challenging the Federal Government to relinquish federally controlled lands as promised by the founders to the state for proper stewardship and care of God’s creation. The Federal Government now controls 53% of the state which is unavailable for the benefit of Oregonians. Please contribute now to our efforts.
There are three basic arguments for this petition. First, it is not fair to have some states which have minimal land held out of state control while Oregon has over fifty percent unusable for ownership and tax generation. Second, all states are to be equally divided and sovereign and how their land and resources are to be used. Third, there is a civil rights case arguing this state does not have the same rights as other states who can build roads, manage forests and tax lands over the entire state. This puts an unfair burden on Oregonians for funding schools and universities. Oregon is a second-class state compared to others like Texas or New York.
Forests for Oregon can pass this petition forcing the state to challenge the Federal Government to relinquish lands it controls in the state. This has been done twice in history and winning the latest in Hawaii after the challenges were taken to the Supreme Court. This fund is to hire the lawyers and accountants to write the petition to submit to the state and begin gathering signatures. This is a huge project and we need massive amounts of help to change Oregon and the country for the better.
Contribute to help us change Oregon in a dramatic way to save our forests. Urgent action is needed for our forests. Catastrophic fires are burning every summer killing hundreds of square miles of trees and animals making the air hazardous from June to October. The forests are dying from neglect, mismanagement and poor stewardship over the last sixty years plus. At this rate they will be destroyed in the next twenty years and the federal government does not have the solutions or will to turn this crisis around. Please contribute to our mission.
Forests for Oregon wants to break the cycle of forest neglect and replace it with forest stewardship. The worship of Oregon’s forests has been killing them over the past forty years and now are burning out of control. The fires are killing the trees, wildlife while contributing millions of tons of pollutants and carbons making the air hazardous to breathe during the summer months. The killer fires can be controlled with proper forest management and planning. These forests can become personal retreats for people wanting their own getaway to make their own mountain paradise.
The forests and lands will provide funding for schools as well as other important state infrastructure. The economic benefit of properly managed forests and public lands would solve Oregon’s major budget shortages such as PERS which is near bankruptcy without taxing Oregonians drastically. Proper management will provide generations of career opportunities, innovation and economic prosperity which are lacking in Oregon’s communities.
Forests for Oregon is bringing to the forefront a discussion of how to care for and manage our natural resources which is the largest issue of the state as well as the biggest crisis. By turning these lands over to the state and then selling it to the citizens you provide opportunity as well as environmental improvement which leads to healthier forests, innovation and growth for Oregon’s lands.
We ask you to contribute now to this important mission