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School lands have supported public education in Oregon since statehood, when Congress provided sections 16 and 36 of every township “for use of schools.” Today, DSL manages
Oregon's 772,600 acres of school lands to generate revenue for the Common School Fund. DSL is updating the asset management plan that guides state stewardship of school lands to create a new framework for strategic initiatives and day-to-day management in the coming decade.
This 10-year plan is the key policy document for managing and evaluating Oregon’s school lands – and much has changed
since the last update in 2012. DSL is seeking to achieve the best and most effective mix of revenue-generating opportunities using sound natural resource management and conservation principles while considering:
In the summer of 2022, the project team reviewed the previous plan's strategies, objectives, and achievements from the past decade, as well as lessons learned. The previous plan focused on:
We'll be sending out more frequent updates when we get closer to having a draft plan to share for an open comment period. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates on this project.
You can watch a recording of the presentation here.
The new school lands management plan is currently being drafted, and will be sent out through public notice for an open comment period later this summer (anticipated in August 2023). Stay tuned for more information, and subscribe to our mailing list to receive email notifications on the project here.
Please reach out to the Cait McCusker, the DSL Public Engagement Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. If you've got ideas or feedback to inform the development of the plan, we'd invite you to fill out this form.
Real Estate Asset Management Plan (2012)
Real Estate Asset Management Plan: Achievements Report (2012 - 21)
DSL Annual Report on Managing School Lands (FY 2022)
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