ORS 376.305¹
Policy and purpose of Act

(1) It is declared that a substantial part of the forest resources of this state are now left unharvested and are lost by reason of the excessive cost of transportation thereof to market; that substantial forest areas can be economically managed, harvested and the products thereof transported to market only by use of certain county and public roads which the counties of this state are unable to construct, improve and maintain so as to enable their safe and economical use for such purposes.

(2) It is declared to be the public policy of this state to conserve and develop its natural resources, to encourage and facilitate the transportation of products of the forest and the salvage and utilization of such products now being wasted, and to develop and improve certain county and other public roads for such purposes.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 376—Ways of Necessity; Special Ways; Pedestrian Malls, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors376.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.
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