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  • State launches drought awareness campaign
    State, federal and local organizations have teamed up to provide information on Oregon drought conditions. Visit www.drought.oregon.gov for links to conservation tips, recreation resources and drought assistance. Other online information:
    Drought Watch hosted by the Oregon Water Resources Department
    Travel Oregon news release​ on recreation in Oregon
    Oregon Office of Emergency Management drought declaration fact sheet and wildfires fact sheet
    Spearheaded by Gov. Brown’s office, state agencies are using the hashtag #ORdrought across social media to keep Oregonians informed and prepared to adapt to drought conditions.

  • 2015 Legislative Recap
    The Department of State Lands’ five agency-sponsored bills and the Governor’s Balanced Budget for the agency were approved by the 2015 Legislature. In addition, other legislation passed that will affect agency programs and services, and involve rulemaking.
  • State Focuses on Ownership Transfer for Elliott
    In a unanimous vote at their Aug. 13 meeting, the State Land Board approved a resolution that directs Department of State Lands' staff to begin implementing a protocol to transfer ownership of the Elliott State Forest out of the Common School Fund.
    The resolution also directs staff to stop work on finding a new manager for the Elliott and on securing a new habitat conservation plan, two other options that were explored over the past year and a half.
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