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  • State Land Board
    slb_2015.jpgSince statehood in 1859, the Land Board has been composed of the Governor (chair), Secretary of State and State Treasurer. Governor Kate Brown was sworn in as Oregon's 38th Governor on February 18, 2015. Brown was elected Oregon's Secretary of State in 2008, and previously served in the Oregon Legislature for 17 years (1991-2008), where she became Oregon's first woman to serve as the Senate Majority Leader. Gov. Brown appointed Secretary of State Jeanne P. Atkins​ in March 2015. Atkins served for six years as state director for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (2009-2015), and held a variety of top-level positions with the Oregon Legislature and Department of Human Services. State Treasurer Ted Wheeler began his service in 2010. Wheeler served as Multnomah County chair from November 2006-March 2010, and worked previously in the financial industry with Bank of America and the Copper Mountain Trust.

    Oregon's Constitution directs the Land Board to manage lands under its jurisdiction to obtain the greatest benefit for the people of Oregon, consistent with resource conservation and sound land management. The board oversees the Common School Fund and state lands dedicated to providing revenue for the fund.
  • Nominations now open for 2015 Land Board Awards
    The Department of State Lands is now accepting nominations for Wetland, Stream and Partnership Awards. The Land Board’s annual awards honor exemplary, sustainable stewardship of Oregon’s natural resources and lands. Projects completed in 2015 are eligible for nomination.
    Since the program began in 2004, honored projects have included dam removals in Linn and Tillamook counties; stream restoration in Wallowa and Union counties, Wilsonville and the Upper John Day watershed; wetland restoration projects in Klamath, Tillamook, Douglas, Multnomah and Lane counties; and recognition of dedicated partner organizations in Bend, Coos Bay and Portland.
    The deadline to receive nominations is March 1, 2016.
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