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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, the Oregon Department of State Lands manages
Oregon's 681,000 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 pursuit of those strategies and objectives, the project team identified five lessons learned that will be considered in the development of the new plan:
Learn more in the Real Estate Asset Management Plan Achievements Report: 2012-2021.
The draft of the proposed plan will be available in March 2024 for an open comment period, stay tuned! In the meantime:
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