2017 ORS 273.576¹
State Parks and Recreation Department duties
  • Oregon Natural Areas Plan
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(1)(a) The State Parks and Recreation Department shall provide assistance in the selection and nomination of natural areas containing natural heritage resources for registration or dedication.

(b) The Oregon Natural Areas Plan established by ORS 273.578 (Plan approval) shall govern the Natural Areas Program in the conduct of activities to create and manage a system of state natural areas that are complementary to and consistent with the research natural area program on federal lands in Oregon. This plan lists the natural heritage resources that should be represented on the Oregon Register of Natural Areas and in state natural areas and provides criteria for the selection and approval of candidate natural areas for registration and dedication under ORS 273.563 (Definitions for ORS 273.563 to 273.591) to 273.591 (Natural Areas Program Account). In selecting state natural areas, the department shall give primary consideration to inclusion of natural heritage resources, and especially those natural heritage resources that are not adequately protected elsewhere. Inclusion and protection of special species shall be an important additional consideration in selecting state natural areas, and wherever possible, individual species shall be protected in association with natural heritage resources or in assemblages of those species determined by the department to have special significance.

(2) The department may advise owners of state natural areas concerning the management and use of such areas and may make available to state, federal and local agencies that manage lands within Oregon, information concerning the conservation of natural heritage resources.

(3) The department may apply for and accept grants, contributions and assistance from any federal, state or local government agency and any foundation, individual or organization for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of ORS 273.563 (Definitions for ORS 273.563 to 273.591) to 273.591 (Natural Areas Program Account). [1979 c.711 §5; 1983 c.786 §5; 2003 c.661 §2; 2009 c.217 §4; 2011 c.319 §12]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 273, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano273.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.