This is to clarify a notice of a land exchange between Tree Top
Ranches and the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) in Harney and Malheur
Counties. The State Land Board has
approved the start of due diligence studies and will accept public comment on
will order appraisals, endangered species studies of plants and animals, and
cultural resource studies of the properties.
DSL is interested in receiving public comment on the land exchange and
will accept comments until 5:00 pm on April 1, 2014. All of the information will be posted on our
website once it has been
of the information from the due diligence studies and public comments will be
studied. DSL staff will make a
recommendation to the State Land Board who will make a final determination on
the exchange no earlier than June, 2014.
reason for the exchange is that Tree Top Ranches is proposing to take DSL land
that will improve management of their land in exchange for Tree Top land that
is surrounded by DSL’s existing rangeland holdings. The exchange will improve the efficiency of
DSL’s rangeland management.
Comment can be mailed to the State Land Board, c/o Clara Taylor, 775 Summer
Street NE, Suite 100, Salem, OR 97301 or
emailed to email@example.com. More information on the exchange can be found
by calling Shawn Zumwalt, DSL Property Manager, at (541) 388-6033 or by email