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June 3, 2014                                                          
For immediate release                                                                        14-11
More information:  Julie Curtis – 503-986-5298; julie.curtis@state.or.us
Land Board to consider budget requests, land actions at public meeting
Agenda also includes Elliott State Forest and other status reports
Salem – Requests to approve the Department of State Lands’ and the Department of Forestry’s proposed 2015-17 budgets will be on the Land Board’s June 10 meeting agenda. The board also will be asked to approve a land exchange with the Oregon Department of Transportation and the direct sale of 1.66 acres of historically filled land in Multnomah County.
The meeting’s informational agenda includes a status report on the management of the Elliott State Forest; an update on the Filled Lands Advisory Group; and the annual Unclaimed Property Program report.
The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon, June 10 at the Department of State Lands, 775 Summer St. NE, Salem, 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 (lorna.stafford@state.or.us) 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.