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Land Acquisition Grants

Public Hearings

Public hearings will be held at the times and locations listed below to gather feedback regarding proposed land acquisitions. Please direct questions to Eric Williams.

220-9902 Rainforest Reserve
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Arch Cape Fire Hall, 72979 US-101 Arch Cape, OR 97102

220-9903 GSG Ranch Conservation Easement
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm
City Hall Council Chambers, 133 South Bridge Street, Prairie City, OR 97869

220-9905 Morgan Resources Properties Conservation Easement
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm
City Hall Council Chambers, 133 South Bridge Street, Prairie City, OR 97869

220-9904 Wren Marsh Acquisition
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10:00 am
Siuslaw Public Library, Bromley Room, 1460 9th Street, Florence, OR 97439

220-9909 Trout Creek Preserve
Friday, January 17, 2020 at 9:00 am
City Hall Council Chambers, 125 SE E Street, Madras, OR 97741

220-9907 Sycan River Canyonlands and Tablelands
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 10:00 am
Chiloquin Community Center, 140 South 1st Street, Chiloquin, OR 97624

Background

The Oregon Constitution specifies that OWEB may fund projects involving the purchase of interests in land from willing sellers for the purpose of maintaining or restoring watersheds and habitat for native fish or wildlife.

Entities able to hold OWEB-funded interests in land, as long as the entity continues to use the land for the purposes specified in the constitution:

  • Local, state, and federal agencies
  • Tribes
  • Not-for-profit land conservation organizations and trusts
  • State institutions of higher education
  • Independent not-for-profit institutions of higher education or political subdivisions of the state

Program Materials

The guidance documents listed below have been developed to help OWEB's land acquisition partners understand the program's processes and requirements. OWEB recommends that applicants read the documents for assistance in submitting strong applications and preparing to meet grant requirements if funds are later awarded.

The forms and templates listed below have been developed to ensure that application information, property negotiation efforts, and due diligence meet the requirements of the land acquisition grant program. Program materials are periodically reviewed by the Department of Justice and may be revised as a result.

Program materials are formatted for vision-impaired persons, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Templates and examples are also provided in conventional format. The conventional format will be used by OWEB for all projects except those that involve vision-impaired persons. In the case of any unintended inconsistencies between the two formats of a document, OWEB will determine which version prevails.

The program materials are updated for the Fall 2019 grant offering, including information about administrative rule changes that were adopted in 2019. Applicants are required to use the current version of program materials. Applicants will be informed of any revisions as they occur.

NOTE: The Grant Agreement Template documents were updated 10/1/2019.

 
 
 

Rules

Oregon Administrative Rules Secretary of State's website

Contact

Please direct questions or comments to Miriam Forney, Land Acquisitions Coordinator, 503-986-0026.

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