The Oregon Depart ment of State Lands (DSL) conducted rulemaking to restrict the public recreational use of state-owned land on the banks of the Willamette River from River Mile 1 to 11 in Multnomah County, Oregon (OAR 141-088). The restrictions were designed to protect against:
- The loss of, or damage to property;
- The loss of, or damage to natural resources and the environment;
- Degradation of water quality; and
- Loss of, or damage to riparian vegetation and wildlife habitat.
To this end, DSL believes all state-owned land on the banks of the Willamette River from River Mile 1 to 11 should be closed to:
- All uses between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.;
- The establishment of a campsite at any time; and
- Fires at any time.
For the purposes of this section, “campsite” means any place where any bedding, sleeping bag or other material used for bedding purposes, or any stove is placed, established or maintained for the purpose of maintaining a temporary place to live, whether such a place incorporates the use of any tent, lean-to, shack or any other structure. Excepted from this restriction are Government personnel on official business, public and private employees performing company business, vehicles and persons involved in rescue or emergency activities, and Department authorized persons and adjacent landowners inspecting or maintaining property.
DSL held one Rule Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting in August 2019.
RAC Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
24 NW 2nd Avenue
The public comment period closed on October 31, 2019.
Two public hearings were held:
University Place, PSU
310 SW Lincoln St
Portland, Oregon 97201
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5-6:30 PM
Land Board Room
Department of State Lands
775 Summer Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
The proposed rules went before the State Land Board for approval at the December 2019 Land Board meeting.