Rebuilding home: A story map of Sek-Wet-Se Forest

Jocelyn Tutak

Jocelyn Tutak

Senior GIS Analyst

Sixes River Forest near Bandon, OR was acquired by Ecotrust Forest Management in the spring of 2006

This spring, a plan many years in the making came to fruition when Ecotrust Forest Management sold 3,200 acres of forestland to the Coquille Tribe.

The Sek-Wet-Se property is comprised of 3,200 acres in Curry County on the Southern Oregon Coast. It is a critical part of the Coquille Tribe’s ancestral homeland, which was centered in the Coquille watershed to the north but stretched north and south and encompassed 700,000 acres. Federal treaties creating a Coquille homeland were never ratified and most members of the tribe were forced to move to what is now the Siletz Reservation. In 2006, Ecotrust Forest Management acquired the property, then known as the Sixes.

The sale, completed in May, exemplifies EFM’s commitment to its investors to seek positive financial, social, and environmental outcomes. We believe this transaction will be the first of many, as we seek to transition critical forest lands to long-term owners who are committed to restoring the unique ecological and cultural values of Northwest forests.

We hope you enjoy our story map. You can explore any of the maps in more detail by zooming or panning. 

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