2015 ORS 477.317¹
Rangeland protection associations
  • organization
  • assistance from forester

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This section is amended
Effective March 29, 2016
Relating to rangeland protection associations; amending ORS 477.125, 477.315, 477.317, 477.320 and 477.325; and declaring an emergency.

(1) Any group of owners of rangeland that is within a rangeland protection system established under ORS 477.320 (Request of rangeland owners for protection), and that lies wholly outside any forest protection district, may organize a rangeland protection association for the purpose of protecting the rangeland from fire. The forester may enter into cooperative agreements or contracts with a rangeland protection association under the provisions of ORS 477.320 (Request of rangeland owners for protection) for the purpose of providing the assistance specified in subsection (2) of this section.

(2) The forester may assist a rangeland protection association with organizing the association, training association members and acquiring firefighting equipment for the association. The forester may also assist a rangeland protection association with payment for liability insurance and other administrative expenses of the association, which may not exceed 50 percent of the total of budgeted operating costs and the cash equivalent of in-kind supplies and services of the association in any fiscal year. The costs of assistance specified in this subsection may not be paid from funds assessed from forestland owners under ORS 477.230 (Basis for computing cost of protection provided by forester). [2007 c.808 §2]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 477—Fire Protection of Forests and Vegetation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors477.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.
 
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.