2013 ORS § 541.890¹
Definitions for ORS 541.890 to 541.969

As used in ORS 541.890 (Definitions for ORS 541.890 to 541.969) to 541.969 (Report to Legislative Assembly by state agencies receiving subaccount moneys):

(1) Adaptive management means applying management or practices over time and across the landscape to achieve site specific resource goals using an integrated and science based approach that results in changes over time in response to feedback or monitoring.

(2) Associated uplands includes those lands of a watershed that are critical to the functioning and protection of a riparian area.

(3) Board means the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board created under ORS 541.900 (Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board).

(4) Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team means the scientific team of recognized experts in fisheries, artificial propagation, stream ecology, forestry, range, watershed and agricultural management created under ORS 541.914 (Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team).

(5) Native means indigenous to Oregon and not introduced.

(6) Oregon Conservation Strategy means the comprehensive wildlife conservation strategy for this state adopted by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission.

(7) Oregon Plan means the guidance statement and framework described in ORS 541.898 (Oregon Plan described).

(8) Protect or protection means to minimize or mitigate adverse effects on native fish or wildlife habitat to the maximum extent practicable given the anticipated duration, geographic scope and primary purpose of proposed activities.

(9) Restore or restoration means to take actions likely to achieve sustainable population levels of native fish or wildlife and their habitats.

(10) Riparian area means a zone of transition from an aquatic ecosystem to a terrestrial ecosystem, dependent upon surface or subsurface water, that reveals through the zones existing or potential soil-vegetation complex the influence of such surface or subsurface water. A riparian area may be located adjacent to a lake, reservoir, estuary, pothole, spring, bog, wet meadow, muskeg or ephemeral, intermittent or perennial stream.

(11) Soil and water conservation district means a political subdivision of the state as described in ORS 568.550 (General powers of board of directors).

(12) Stewardship means the careful and responsible management of the environment.

(13) Tribe means a federally recognized Indian tribe in Oregon.

(14) Watershed means the entire land area drained by a stream or system of connected streams such that all streamflow originating in the area is discharged through a single outlet.

(15) Watershed council means a voluntary local organization, designated by a local government group convened by a county governing body, to address the goal of sustaining natural resource and watershed protection, restoration and enhancement within a watershed. [Formerly 541.351]

Note: 541.890 (Definitions for ORS 541.890 to 541.969) to 541.969 (Report to Legislative Assembly by state agencies receiving subaccount moneys) were added to and made a part of ORS chapter 541 by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.