50 Square Miles of Central Oregon Forest Goes Up For Sale

Oregon Public Broadcasting highlights comments from Executive Director, Brad Chalfant related to the future of Skyline Forest.
By Emily Cureton
Oregon Public Broadcasting

About 50 square miles of Central Oregon is for sale.

Highway 20 between Bend and Sisters offers views of the property bordering Deschutes National Forest. The asking price: $127 million.

The figure dwarfs previous sale prices for the 33,000-acre tree farm and recreational area known as Bull Springs Skyline Forest.

A view of the Three Sisters from Bull Springs Skyline Forest, which is up for sale.
A view of the Three Sisters from Bull Springs Skyline Forest, which is up for sale.
The property has long interested developers and conservationists. In 2005, creditors of a bankrupt timber company sold the acreage to an investor who proposed development of manorly estates and a golf course...