2017 ORS 530.490¹
Management, control and protection of Common School Forest Lands and Elliott State Forest
  • easements

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, or authority granted thereunder, after the State Board of Forestry and State Land Board resolutions and legal descriptions are filed with the Secretary of State as required by ORS 530.480 (Legal descriptions of lands), the State Forester hereby shall be authorized, under the supervision of the State Board of Forestry and the regulations of that board, to manage, control and protect the Common School Forest Lands. Also, notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, or authority granted thereunder, the State Forester hereby is authorized, under the supervision of the State Board of Forestry and the regulations of that board, to manage, control and protect the Elliott State Forest Lands. In each instance the State Forester shall manage, control and protect such forests and forestlands so as to secure the greatest permanent value of the lands to the whole people of the State of Oregon, particularly for the dedicated purposes of the lands and the common schools to which the resources of the lands are devoted.

(2) Easements on, over and across the Common School Forest Lands and the Elliott State Forest Lands may be granted as follows:

(a) Permanent easements determined by the State Forester and State Board of Forestry as necessary to accomplish the dedicated purposes of such lands may be granted by the Department of State Lands.

(b) Easements other than permanent may be granted by the State Forester under joint rules of the State Board of Forestry and Department of State Lands.

(3) The authority granted the State Forester in this section shall not supersede the authority of the Department of State Lands to grant easements on or leases for the Common School Forest Lands and Elliott State Forest Lands for grazing purposes or for the exploration and development of minerals, oil or gas, and any consideration received by the Department of State Lands therefor shall be excepted from the provisions of ORS 530.520 (Use of receipts). However, the Department of State Lands shall cooperate with the forestry program of the State Forester in granting such easements and leases and make provisions therein for continuing the primary purposes for which such land has been dedicated. [1957 c.240 §5; 2007 c.71 §174]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Land Board to manage Common School forest lands, (1982) Vol. 42, p 260

Law Review Cita­tions

22 EL 797 (1992)

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).
 
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