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Professional staff in the Department of State Lands give presentations on the agency’s programs. The following topics and speakers may be available for your event, based on staff availability.
Gives the history of the agency (one of Oregon’s oldest) and an overview of DSL’s core programs (Common School Fund Property, Aquatic Resources, Unclaimed Property and Estates) as they relate to DSL’s mission of ensuring a legacy for Oregonians and their public schools through stewardship of the Common School Fund.
At statehood, the federal government granted sections 16 and 36 in every township to Oregon “for the use of schools.” Today, the agency oversees all programs that generate revenue for the Common School Fund from these trust lands and from other land management activities under State Land Board jurisdiction.
Specialized presentations include the department’s Real Estate Asset Management Plan, which guides land management activities and outlines priorities for growing the Common School Fund over the next decade and beyond; and such topics as mineral and energy resources on state lands and Oregon rangelands.
Bill RyanDeputy Director, Operations Division503-986-5259Bill.Ryan@state.or.us
Randy WiestRangeland Manager541-388-6456Randy.Wiest@state.or.us
Presentations focus on the services and regulatory functions of the agency and may be oriented toward a general or a technical audience.
State-owned Waterways – How the agency protects navigable waterways for public navigation, recreation, commerce and fishing; also provides information on waterway authorizations, waterway navigability, and the Territorial Sea and marine planning.
Gary CooperField Operations ManagerPhone: 503-986-5308Gary.D.Cooper@state.or.us
Chris CastelliSenior Policy and Legislative AnalystPhone: 503-986-5280Chris.Castelli@state.or.us
Provides detailed information regarding Oregon laws pertaining to unclaimed property, how individuals may claim their unclaimed property, and state requirements of individuals and organizations holding unclaimed property. DSL holds unclaimed property in trust forever until the rightful owner can be found. Examples of unclaimed property include savings or checking accounts, uncashed payroll or dividend checks, and safe deposit box contents.
Patrick TateTrust Property ManagerPhone: 503-986-5248Patrick.Tate@state.or.us
Oregon law requires the Department of State Lands to be notified immediately upon the death of a person when it appears there are no known heirs or a valid will. This notification is provided by anyone knowledgeable of the death, including county medical examiners, landlords, nursing home administrators, hospitals, funeral homes, neighbors, friends and attorneys. This presentation includes how organizations and businesses can comply with Oregon’s estate law.
Greg GollerEstate RepresentativePhone: 503-986-5247Greg.Goller@state.or.us
Sally WellsEstate Representative Phone: 503-986-5299Sally.Wells@state.or.us
Staff of the South Slough provide both technical and informational presentations on a wide variety of topics, including: Introduction to Estuaries, the National Estuarine Research Program; Tides and Sea Level; Restoring Native Oysters; Coastal Wetland Restoration; Salmon in Estuaries; Watershed Stewardship; and Dealing with Coastal Natural Resources. The Reserve provides an array of educational programs for preschoolers through senior citizens, information for coastal visitors, and technical research and monitoring programs for scientists and coastal decision makers.
For further information regarding available speakers, contact:
Bree YednockReserve ManagerPhone: 503-888-8270, ext. 302Bree.Yednock@state.or.us
Rebecca MuseOperations ManagerPhone: 503-888-5558, ext. 134Rebecca.Muse@state.or.us
Ali HansenPublic Information ManagerPhone: 503-986-5298Ali.R.Hansen@state.or.us
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