2017 ORS 530.065¹
Modifying timber sale contracts

(1) During the period of a timber sale contract made under ORS 530.059 (Procedure for sales of forest products), either party may propose to change or modify the terms of the contract if unforeseen circumstances develop. As used in this subsection, “unforeseen circumstances” means acts of nature or other unforeseen circumstances or conditions that:

(a) Affect the nature or scope of the work to be performed or volume to be harvested under the terms of the sale contract made by the State Forester; or

(b) Require additional work or harvest in an area adjacent to a timber sale made by the State Forester.

(2) The State Forester is hereby authorized to change or modify the terms or conditions of the contract in the event of unforeseen circumstances requiring such change or modification under subsection (1) of this section only when:

(a) Such change or modification is in the best interest of the State of Oregon; and

(b) The purchaser of the timber sale agrees that the proposed change or modification will maintain an equitable contractual relationship between the parties. [1965 c.128 §2; 1983 c.759 §11; 1997 c.285 §2]

Notes of Decisions

Where county transferred forest land that it could have kept and administered for its own benefit to state “in considera­tion of the pay­ment to the county of the percentage of revenue derived from such lands,” county is entitled to enforce that claim and state cannot avoid its obliga­tion to county by conveying the prop­erty to third per­son. Tillamook Co. v. State Board of Forestry, 302 Or 404, 730 P2d 1214 (1986)

Chapter 530

Law Review Cita­tions

42 EL 1275 (2012)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 530—State Forests; Community Forests, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors530.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 530, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano530.­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.