2017 ORS 526.350¹
Policy in administering forest and fire laws
  • contracts for care of forestland

(1) All forest laws relating to forestland classified pursuant to ORS 526.328 (Hearing) or 526.340 (Classification by State Forester), and all rules promulgated under such laws, shall be so administered as best to promote the primary use for which that land is classified. Any contract by the State Board of Forestry or the State Forester with any forest protective association or agency for the care of any such forestland shall provide that the care shall be in accord with the provisions of this section relating to that land.

(2) It shall be the policy of the board and the forester as to all forestland classified in:

(a) Class 1, to give primary consideration to timber production and reforestation, in preference to grazing or agricultural uses, not excluding, however, recreation needs or scenic values.

(b) Class 2, to give equal consideration and value to timber production and the development or maintenance of grazing, either as a temporary use for the interim between logging and reforestation or as a permanent or semipermanent joint use.

(c) Class 3, to give primary consideration to the development of grazing or agriculture, in preference to timber production.

(3) The forester, on forestland classified pursuant to ORS 526.328 (Hearing) or 526.340 (Classification by State Forester), shall administer the forest laws of this state in accordance with the policy stated in this section as it applies to the land involved. [Amended by 1965 c.253 §41]

Chapter 526

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Forester to enter private land to administer Forest Practices Act, (1978) Vol 39, p 17

Law Review Cita­tions

22 EL 797 (1992)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 526—Forestry Administration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors526.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 526, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano526.­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.