October 1, 2013
For immediate release 13-15
Land transactions, new rules on Land Board agenda
Salem – The State Land Board will consider three land exchanges in Deschutes County; a quitclaim deed in Columbia County; and creation of new lands in Columbia County at their October 8 public meeting.
The board also will consider adoption of new administrative rules restricting all-terrain vehicles and overnight uses at Jones Beach on the Columbia River in Columbia County. Testimony will not be taken on this agenda item as the public comment period has closed.
The meeting will be held at the State Lands Building, 775 Summer St., NE in Salem, beginning at 10:00 a.m., in a facility that is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you need assistance to participate in this meeting due to a disability, please notify Lorna Stafford at (503) 986-5224 (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least two working days prior to the meeting.
The State Land Board consists of Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon’s Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.