Oregon’s well-managed agricultural lands are the cornerstone of the state’s rural communities. They support valuable fish and wildlife habitat, and enhance other natural resources. Yet farms and ranches are increasingly challenged by fragmentation of farmland, conversion of farmland to non-farm uses, complex regulations, and planning for generational transfers.
The State Legislature established the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program (OAHP) in 2017 to help address these challenges. The program provides voluntary incentives to farmers and ranchers to support practices that maintain or enhance both agriculture and natural resources such as fish and wildlife on agricultural lands. OAHP was developed by a collaborative of organizations representing natural resource conservation and agriculture, including farmer and rancher representatives.
The 2018 meetings of the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Commission are listed below, the primary purpose of which was rule-making for the Program.
Technical Assistance Draft Rules
Succession Planning Draft Rules
Covenant & Easement Draft Rules
Conservation Management Plan Draft Rules
Administration Draft Rules
OAHC Response to Public Comment
Each pdf below contains all the documents for the specified meeting.
June 25, 2018 Meeting Documents
May 23-24, 2018 Meeting Documents
April 26, 2018 Meeting Documents
April 5, 2018 Meeting Documents
March 8, 2018 Meeting Documents
February 22, 2018 Meeting Documents
February 1, 2018 Meeting Documents