Wetlands staff work closely with local governments and the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD).
Local governments must include protection for "significant" wetlands as required by statewide land use planning Goals 5 (Natural Resources), 16 (Estuaries) and 17 (Coastal Shorelands).
The Department provides both technical and planning assistance to local governments for wetland inventories and planning, and with private consultants and citizens on wetland planning tasks.
Wetland Conservation Plan
(OAR 141-086-0005 and OAR 141-120-0000 to 0230)
Local Wetland Inventory (LWI) Standards and Guidelines
(OAR 141-086-0180 to 0240)
Identifying Significant Wetlands
(OAR 141-086-0230 to 0350)
Identifying Outstanding State Wetlands
(OAR 141-086-0360 to 0390)
Wetland Land Use Notification To DSL
Cities and counties are required to check their Local Wetlands Inventory (LWI) map or the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) map and notify the Department of applications for activities that might impact a mapped wetland. Find link to wetland notification statutes below.
DSL staff review the information submitted and additional maps, and within 30 days notify the local government, the applicant, and/or the landowner if a state removal-fill permit may be required. This local-state coordination helps alert landowners and developers to the possible need for a wetland delineation or state permit, and helps to prevent inadvertent violations.
NOTE: This form is to be used only by the local government, not by landowners or agents.