2017 ORS 541.956¹
Watershed Conservation Grant Fund purposes

The purpose of the Watershed Conservation Grant Fund is to provide funding for grants to achieve the purposes and uses described in ORS 541.942 (Natural Resources Subaccount) and to implement the mission of the Oregon Plan, including but not limited to grants to further the Oregon Conservation Strategy and the watershed health and native fish recovery programs of this state. Moneys appropriated to the fund shall be used only for the following activities:

(1) Acquiring from willing owners interests in land or water that will protect or restore native fish or wildlife habitats. The interests may include, but need not be limited to, fee interests, conservation easements or leases.

(2) Projects to protect or restore native fish habitat or wildlife habitat.

(3) Projects to protect or restore natural watershed or ecosystem functions in order to improve water quality or stream flows.

(4) Resource assessment, planning, design and engineering, technical assistance, monitoring and outreach activities necessary for carrying out subsections (1) to (3) of this section. [2011 c.643 §13]

Note: See note under 541.890 (Definitions for ORS 541.890 to 541.969).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 541—Water Distributors; Water Releases; Conservation and Storage; Water Development Projects; Watershed Management and Enhancement, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors541.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 541, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano541.­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.