ORS 272.040¹
Acquisition of land for national forests
  • retention of jurisdiction for certain purposes

(1) Subject to ORS 272.050 (County governing body to approve acquisition for national forest), consent is given to the acquisition by the United States by purchase, gift or condemnation with adequate compensation, of such lands as in the opinion of the United States may be needed for the establishment, consolidation and extension of national forests in this state under the provisions of the Act of March 1, 1911 (36 Stat. 961), as amended.

(2) The State of Oregon retains a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States in and over lands so acquired:

(a) So that civil processes in all cases, and such criminal processes as may issue under the authority of this state against any person charged with the commission of any crime without or within such jurisdiction, may be executed thereon in like manner as if this consent had not been granted.

(b) To tax persons and corporations and their property and transactions on such lands so acquired.

(c) For the purpose specified in ORS 376.505 (Filing statement of route and bond) to 376.540 (Logging roads), subject, however, to such modification as to the detailed location of any right of way as may be necessary to protect the interests of the United States. [Amended by 1967 c.421 §186]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State anti-pollu­tion regula­tions applicable to mining activities in wilderness areas in na­tional parks, (1972) Vol 35, p 1042

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 272—Federal Lands, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors272.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 272, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano272.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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