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Sale of 650-acre property in Southern Oregon to State Parks on Land Board meeting agenda
For immediate release                                                                                  08-03
More information:             Julie Curtis – 503-986-5298
Territorial sea easement, release of mineral rights also will be considered
Salem – At their public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, the State Land Board will be asked to approve the sale of Eight Dollar Mountain, a 651.48-acre parcel in the Illinois Valley near Çave Junction, to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for $849,000. 
The parks department identified the tract as a priority acquisition in 2006, and the Department of State Lands’ asset management plan lists it as a “special stewardship area.”  The property is listed in the state’s Register of Natural Heritage Resources.
In other business, the Land Board will consider a request to approve a territorial sea easement for a fiber optic communication cable for ACS Systems, Inc. in Lane County, and requests to approve the release of Board of Forestry mineral rights in Lane and Douglas counties. 
The board also will hear a presentation on marine protection from a stakeholder group, and a report on the Department’s asset management activities. 
The meeting will be held at the State Lands Building, 775 Summer St., NE in Salem, beginning at 10:00 a.m. 
The meeting will be held 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 Theodore Kulongoski, Secretary of State Bill Bradbury and State Treasurer Randall Edwards.  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.