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Proposed Rulemaking

Rules under consideration

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) is conducting a rulemaking to restrict the public recreational use of state-owned land on the banks​ of the Columbia River between river mile 102 to 106 (Hayden Island to the north side and Marine Drive to the south side) and river mile 120 to 121 (Sandy River Delta), and along the Oregon Slough (also known as the North Portland Harbor Channel) between river mile 0 to 2.5, in Multnomah County. See a map of the proposed are​a here​. The restrictions are designed to protect against:
  1. The loss of, or damage to property;
  2. The loss of, or damage to natural resources and the environment;
  3. Degradation of water quality; and
  4. Loss of, or damage to riparian vegetation and wildlife habitat.
To this end, DSL believes the state-owned land (described above) 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 on May 13, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 PM. 

One public hearing was held remotely over Zoom on June 17, 2020, from 4:30-5:30 PM. The public comment period closed on July 1, 2020. 

The rule will go before the State Land Board for approval at their August 11, 2020 meeting. Those interested in attending should visit the 


​By rule, DSL is required to coordinate with ODFW to update our GIS maps of the Essential Salmon Habitat (ESH) areas. DSL is currently working with ODFW to update the GIS layers for the ESH map within Oregon, and is tentatively planning on holding RAC meetings in June. The RAC meeting schedule and agenda items will be updated upon availability.


Rulemaking meetings and hearings

Rules Coordinator
Phone: 503-986-5279

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