2017 ORS 390.314¹
Legislative findings and policy

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that, to protect and preserve the natural, scenic and recreational qualities of lands along the Willamette River, to preserve and restore historical sites, structures, facilities and objects on lands along the Willamette River for public education and enjoyment and to further the state policy established under ORS 390.010 (Policy of state toward outdoor recreation resources), it is in the public interest to develop and maintain a natural, scenic, historical and recreational greenway upon lands along the Willamette River to be known as the Willamette River Greenway.

(2) In providing for the development and maintenance of the Willamette River Greenway, the Legislative Assembly:

(a) Recognizing the need for coordinated planning for such greenway, finds it necessary to provide for development and implementation of a plan for such greenway through the cooperative efforts of the state and units of local government.

(b) Recognizing the need of the people of this state for existing residential, commercial and agricultural use of lands along the Willamette River, finds it necessary to permit the continuation of existing uses of lands that are included within such greenway; but, for the benefit of the people of this state, also to limit the intensification and change in the use of such lands so that such uses shall remain, to the greatest possible degree, compatible with the preservation of the natural, scenic, historical and recreational qualities of such lands.

(c) Recognizing that the use of lands for farm use is compatible with the purposes of the Willamette River Greenway, finds that the use of lands for farm use should be continued within the greenway without restriction.

(d) Recognizing the need for central coordination of such greenway for the best interests of all the people of this state, finds it necessary to place the responsibility for the coordination of the development and maintenance of such greenway in the State Parks and Recreation Department.

(e) Recognizing the lack of need for the acquisition of fee title to all lands along the Willamette River for exclusive public use for recreational purposes in such greenway, finds it necessary to limit the area within such greenway that may be acquired for state parks and recreation areas and for public recreational use within the boundaries of units of local government along the Willamette River. [1973 c.558 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Scenic ease­ments under Willamette River Greenway law, (1974) Vol 36, p 1060; state-wide planning goal in conjunc­tion with interim Willamette River Greenway boundaries, (1975) Vol 37, p 894

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Scenic ease­ments under Willamette River Greenway law, (1974) Vol 36, p 1060; binding effect on govern­mental agencies of the adop­tion of interim Willamette River Greenway boundaries, (1975) Vol 37, p 894; no accompanying public right to use or trespass, (1976) Vol 38, p 91; whether “ordinary low wa­ter” means as affected by United States Corps of Engineer dams, (1977) Vol 38, p 1295; inclusion of Coast Fork of Willamette River under Willamette River Greenway restric­tions, (1979) Vol 39, p 577

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 390—State and Local Parks; Recreation Programs; Scenic Waterways; Recreation Trails, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors390.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 390, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano390.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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