ORS 196.550¹

(1) The State Department of Fish and Wildlife may accept only gifts, grants or contributions from any source for deposit in the State Wildlife Fund established in ORS 496.300 (State Wildlife Fund) that are consistent with the department’s work plan specified in ORS 196.545 (Work plan).

(2) Any designation of marine reserves in Oregon’s territorial sea must include commitments by relevant state agencies to pursue long-term funding necessary to enforce prohibitions, support necessary research and monitoring and provide for public education.

(3) If funding cannot be secured to meet the enforcement and research-based monitoring needs associated with the goals specified in ORS 196.545 (Work plan) (2)(e), agencies responsible for managing the marine reserves shall make recommendations to the State Fish and Wildlife Commission and the Legislative Assembly and initiate actions to scale down or suspend fisheries prohibitions in the marine reserves. [2009 c.847 §5]

Note: See note under 196.540 (Marine reserves).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 196—Columbia River Gorge; Ocean Resource Planning; Wetlands; Removal and Fill, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors196.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information