ORS 561.685¹
Definition of invasive species
  • Invasive Species Council duties

(1) As used in this section, "invasive species" means nonnative organisms that cause economic or environmental harm and are capable of spreading to new areas of the state. "Invasive species" does not include humans, domestic livestock or nonharmful exotic organisms.

(2) The Invasive Species Council shall:

(a) Create and maintain appropriate Internet sites, toll-free telephone numbers or other means of communication for statewide use in reporting sightings of invasive species.

(b) Encourage the reporting of invasive species sightings by publicizing means of communication made available by the council under paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(c) Forward reports of invasive species sightings to appropriate agencies.

(d) Produce educational materials and press releases concerning invasive species.

(e) Conduct educational meetings and conferences.

(f) Develop a statewide plan for dealing with invasive species. The plan should include, but need not be limited to, a review of state authority to prevent the introduction of invasive species and to eradicate, contain or manage existing invasive species.

(g) Solicit proposals and review applications for grants or loans to further projects providing education about invasive species.

(h) Provide grants or loans to agencies, organizations or individuals for eradicating new invasions.

(3) The council may approve the expenditure of funds by the council, or any member thereof, for the production of educational materials or the presentation of educational materials. [2001 c.413 §6]

Note: 561.685 (Definition of invasive species) to 561.695 (Invasive Species Council Account) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 561 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 561—State Department of Agriculture, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors561.­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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