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State Land Board to meet February 13 in Salem - 02/06/24

Agenda items include vehicle and firearms restrictions at Sandy River Delta, creation of new lands at Port of Astoria, and legislative concepts for 2025

 

SALEM, Ore. – The State Land Board will meet on Tuesday, February 13 at 10 a.m. at the Department of State Lands building in Salem.

Agenda items the Land Board will consider include:   

  • Proposed rules to protect public health, safety, and the environment at the Sandy River Delta in Multnomah County.
    The Department seeks to permanently restrict the use of vehicles and discharge of firearms at Sandy River Delta, and the authority to temporarily prohibit from the area those who violate these restrictions or commit criminal acts on these lands.
     
  • Creation of new lands in Port of Astoria as part of the rehabilitation of Pier 2 West.
    The Port of Astoria seeks to create, and subsequently purchase, 1.03 acres of new lands within the Columbia River for the purpose of rehabilitating the dock and seawall at Pier 2 West. Approval for the purchase of the newly created lands is preliminary, and dependent upon the outcome of a land survey and appraisal.
     
  • Legislative concepts to be drafted for the 2025 Legislative Session.
    The Department seeks authorization to begin drafting legislative concepts in preparation for pre-session filing to the Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Concepts consider amendments to historically filled lands statutes, easements in the territorial sea for energy and telecommunications, and preliminary approval for legislative solutions to abandoned and derelict vessel challenges.

The Land Board will also hear updates regarding a draft workplan to establish the Elliott State Forest as a research forest, as well as annual reports of the Common School Fund audit, Oregon Department of Forestry’s management of Common School forestlands, and the Department’s Real Property Program.
 

Meeting Details and Agenda 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 10 a.m.
Department of State Lands
Land Board Room
775 Summer St. NE, Salem

The full meeting agenda and materials are available on the DSL website: https://www.oregon.gov/dsl/Board/Pages/SLBmeetings.aspx. The meeting will be livestreamed to the DSL YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@oregonstatelands

The public may submit written testimony or sign up to provide spoken testimony (in person, by video, or phone) during the meeting. Advanced sign-up is required, and the deadline is 10 a.m. on Monday, February 12.

If you need assistance to participate in this meeting due to a disability, please contact Arin Smith at 503-986-5224 or arin.n.smith@dsl.oregon.gov at least two working days prior to the meeting. 

Visitors are not permitted to bring backpacks, bags, or large purses into the Department of State Lands building prior to, during, or following Land Board meetings. Purses, medical bags, and diaper bags are permitted, but may be subject to inspection by the Oregon State Police.

 

About the State Land Board and the Department of State Lands: The State Land Board consists of Governor Tina Kotek, Secretary of State LaVonne Griffin-Valade, and State Treasurer Tobias Read. Established by the Oregon Constitution in 1859, the Land Board oversees the state’s Common School Fund. The Department of State Lands is the Land Board’s administrative agency, managing the lands and resources that help fund Oregon’s public schools and protecting the state’s waterways and wetlands for the many benefits they provide.

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