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2010 Natural Areas Plan, land sales on Land Board agenda
12/07/2010
 
For immediate release                                                                        10-21
 
More information:  Julie Curtis – 503-986-5298; julie.curtis@state.or.us 
 
                                                                                   
Informational agenda includes Elliott State Forest update, annual
land management report, status report on placer mining
 
Salem – At their Dec. 14 meeting, the State Land Board will be asked to approve the 2010 Natural Areas Plan developed by the Natural Heritage Advisory Council (NHAC). The two-part plan guides the Natural Areas Program's selection of natural areas, and includes lists of natural area ecosystems in established natural areas and those still needing designation of a representative area. The NHAC reports to the Land Board.
 
The board also will consider modifying current land sales procedures and approving the exchange of quitclaim deeds with the McKenzie River Trust in Lane County.
 
The meeting's consent agenda includes a request for approval to review for potential sale or exchange up to 24 scattered forest parcels in southern Oregon; authorization to initiate rulemaking for land management activities; and adding three sites to the Oregon Register of Natural Heritage Resources.
 
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 (lorna.stafford@state.or.us) at least two working days prior to the meeting.
 
Meeting agenda
 
The State Land Board consists of Governor Theodore Kulongoski, 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.
 
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