ORS 273.581¹
Natural heritage areas register
  • contents
  • agreements between board and landowners

(1) The Natural Heritage Advisory Council shall maintain a state register of areas containing significant natural heritage elements to be called the Oregon Register of Natural Heritage Areas.

(2) The council shall from time to time identify areas from the natural heritage data bank which qualify for registration. Priority shall be based on the Oregon Natural Heritage Plan and shall generally be given to those elements which are rarest, most threatened or underrepresented in the heritage conservation system on a statewide basis. Natural heritage conservation areas shall not unnecessarily duplicate resources or special species already adequately protected by other methods of land protection. Whenever feasible, areas that qualify for registration shall be located on lands which have been allocated primarily to special noncommodity uses.

(3) The council shall review each registration proposal, including the landowner’s written permission for registration if the area is located on privately owned land.

(4) After review by the council, the State Land Board may place sites onto the register or remove sites from the register.

(5) A voluntary management agreement may be developed between the board and the owners of the sites on the register. [1979 c.711 §6; 1983 c.786 §7]

Chapter 273

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Require­ments of competitive bidding on prop­erty valued over $1,000, (1975) Vol 37, p 773; authority of State Land Board to enter into nonprofit wa­ter supply corpora­tion, (1978) Vol 38, p 2199

Law Review Cita­tions

4 EL 343, 344 (1984)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 273—State Lands Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­273.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 273, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­273ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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