ORS 273.051¹
General powers and duties of department and board

(1) The Department of State Lands may cancel certificates of sale for lands owned by this state, if unlawfully obtained.

(2) The State Land Board shall:

(a) Manage, control and protect the common school grazing lands under ORS 273.805 (Definitions for and purpose of ORS 273.805 to 273.825) to 273.825 (Purchase of lands by lessee or other person) so as to secure the greatest permanent value of the lands to all the people of this state, particularly for the dedicated purposes of the lands and the common schools to which the resources of the lands are devoted.

(b) Give due consideration, in the sale, exchange or leasing of any state lands under its control, to the protection and conservation of all natural resources, including scenic and recreational resources, of such lands, so as to conserve the public health and recreational enjoyment of the people, protect property and human life, and conserve plant, aquatic and animal life.

(3) The department shall coordinate the program and financial accounting activities assigned to other agencies under ORS 273.141 (Nature of services to be performed by certain other agencies) as directed by the State Land Board. [1967 c.421 §7; 1967 c.616 §27b; 1995 c.589 §2]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State Land Board duties in reviewing proposals by ports to fill land, (1971) Vol 35, p 844; the value and limit of the state’s wa­ter-oriented land resources to the Common School Fund and the public, (1972) Vol 36, p 150; state’s authority to prevent or control removal by dredging of a privately owned island in a navigable river, (1972) Vol 36, p 285

Law Review Cita­tions

2 EL 92 (1971); 22 EL 797 (1992)

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/­ors273.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 273, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano273.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information