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October 2, 2012​

For immediate release                                                                                         12-17

More information:  Julie Curtis – 503-986-5298; julie.curtis@state.or.us

Land Board to consider land management actions, administrative rules, Common School Fund, and new state lands director at public meeting

Salem – The State Land Board will be asked to approve one property acquisition, two land exchanges and the sale of five state land parcels at their meeting on Oct. 9 in Salem. An executive session will be held before the start of the meeting, per ORS 192.660(2)(e), to discuss the potential acquisition of real property as an asset of the Common School Fund. The executive session is closed to the public.

The meeting will be held: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 10:00 a.m., Land Board Room, 775 Summer Street NE, Salem.

The board also will be asked to approve new waterway rules governing leases, licenses, temporary use permits and registrations; and rules governing marine reserves and marine protected areas in the territorial sea.

Also on the action agenda is consideration of the Common School Fund distribution policy, and the appointment of a new Department of State Lands director. Current director Louise Solliday will retire effective Nov. 1, after serving as agency director for more than six years. She came to the department in March 2006, and was appointed director in May. Solliday’s 15-year career in state government included natural resource policy positions with Govs. John Kitzhaber and Ted Kulongoski.

The meeting’s informational agenda includes the biennial report on the Wetlands and Waterways Conservation Division.

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 or 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.

Agenda: http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/SLB/docs/12oct_lbagenda.pdf