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State Land Board Meeting Summary - June 14, 2011
Consent Agenda
The Land Board approved the consent agenda: 1) request for approval of the minutes of the April 12, 2011 State Land Board meeting; and 2) request for approval of the addition of the Dooher Tract site to the Oregon Register of Natural Heritage Resources.

Action Agenda
Clatskanie River quitclaim deeds: The board approved the exchange of quitclaim deeds with several property owners on the Clatskanie River in Columbia County. The Department of State Lands will issue quitclaim deeds to specific upland owners for all of the state's interest to lands lying above the line of Mean High Tide. In exchange, the department will receive quitclaim deeds conveying to the state all of the upland landowners' interest in lands in the Clatskanie River lying below the line of Mean High Tide. The quitclaim deeds from the upland landowners to the state will reserve an easement in favor of the upland owners, permitting the perpetual use of the submerged and submersible lands for the landowners' existing structures.
Common School Fund resolution: The board approved a resolution to make a 5 percent distribution of the three-year average balance in the Common School Fund for the 2011-13 biennium, provided the distributable income account has adequate funds to support the amount.

Informational Agenda
Elliott State Forest panel: Speakers representing a wide variety of interests provided information to the Land Board on the overall management of the Elliott State Forest, and on the draft Elliott State Forest Management Plan. The panelists included:
  • Chuck Bennett, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators
  • Brent Davies, Ecotrust
  • Jim Dudley, Roseburg Forest Products
  • Dave Ivanoff, Hampton Lumber Sales
  • Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands
  • Susan Morgan, Douglas County Commissioner
  • Bob Ragon, Douglas Timber Operators
  • Mary Scurlock, Pacific Rivers Council
  • Tim Vredenburg, Coquille Tribe
Asset Management Plan: DSL Director Louise Solliday provided a status report of the 10-year plan, along with recent and future acquisitions. The department is in the process of a five-year review, revising policies and procedures for property sales and acquisition. Recently, a Request for Proposal was issued to hire a real estate professional to help with balancing the department's real estate portfolio, and help with acquiring primarily office, industrial and agricultural property.
2011 Legislative Session: Louise Solliday provided an update on the DSL budget (it is on the Governor's desk to be signed), and status of several bills of interest to DSL.