ORS 526.700¹
Forest Resource Trust
  • purpose
  • trustees
  • advisory committee
  • rules
  • duties

(1) The Forest Resource Trust is established in the State Forestry Department. The Forest Resource Trust shall provide funds for financial, technical and related assistance to qualified private and local government forestland owners for stand establishment and improved management of forestlands for timber production as well as wildlife, water quality and other environmental purposes.

(2) The members of the State Board of Forestry shall have overall responsibility for management of the Forest Resource Trust. The board is authorized to establish policies and programs in addition to those created by ORS 526.695 (Definitions for ORS 526.695 to 526.775) to 526.775 (Execution of judgment against other property when forest products and accounts not subject to lien) to further the purposes of the trust.

(3) The board shall appoint an advisory committee consisting of no more than 15 members representing the public, nonindustrial private forestland owners, the forest products industry, forest consultants and contractors, the financial community, environmental and conservation organizations and other related interests including affected state agencies. The advisory committee shall assist the board in setting policy for the best use and investment of funds available to the trust and otherwise assist board members in the performance of their duties as trustees.

(4) In accordance with any applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, the board shall adopt rules to carry out the duties, functions and powers of the Forest Resource Trust and to guide implementation of the Forest Resource Trust programs.

(5) The State Forester is responsible for implementing board policies and programs for the Forest Resource Trust. [1993 c.765 §57; 2007 c.201 §1]

Chapter 526

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Forester to enter private land to administer Forest Practices Act, (1978) Vol 39, p 17

Law Review Cita­tions

22 EL 797 (1992)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 526—Forestry Administration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors526.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 526, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­526ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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