2017 ORS 530.075¹
Validation of state acquisition of county land
  • purposes for which land may be used
  • disposition of revenue

(1) Notwithstanding ORS chapter 275 or any other law, deeds of conveyance or other instruments transferring county forests, public parks or recreational areas, from a county to the State of Oregon, either acting by and through or for the use and benefit of the State Board of Forestry, are validated and shall be conclusive evidence of the transfer of such lands from the county to the state.

(2) The State Board of Forestry shall use, manage and develop such lands for the purposes designated in ORS 275.320 (Designation of county forests, parks and recreational areas) if such lands are suitable for such purposes; otherwise, the lands shall be used for the purposes stated in ORS 530.010 (State Board of Forestry authorized to acquire lands) and any revenue derived from the sale of forest products from such lands shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of ORS 530.110 (Distribution of revenues from lands acquired under ORS 530.010 to 530.040) (2). In other instances where the county received title to the land from a grantor with the provision that the land be used for particular purposes, this section shall not be construed to obviate such purposes. [1963 c.475 §3]

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.