As used in these rules, unless the context provides otherwise:
“Advisory Group” means the group of local interested persons and persons with special expertise in fields relating to the Reserve appointed by the Commission to advise the Commission.
“Commercial” refers to an activity undertaken for economic gain, as opposed to an activity for personal use or enjoyment.
“Commission” means the Management Commission of the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve created by ORS 273 .554.
“Forest Greenery” means plant material gathered in the Reserve and used for decorative purposes.
“In Kind Services” means materials or services (provided to the Reserve by a group or person) whose value to the Reserve is at least equal to the fee that the Reserve would otherwise charge the group or person for use of the Reserve.
“Manager” means the Manager of the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve appointed by the Commission.
“Marketing and Promotion” means Reserve-sponsored events of regional or statewide significance that promote tourism or promote partnerships with local communities, other agencies, or scientific, educational or economic development organizations.
“Non-Profit Entity” means a group having a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status filed with the Internal Revenue Service
“Noncommercial” refers to an organized group or activity that is not focused on economic gain or personal use. Examples include, but are not limited to, paddle and nature clubs, non-profit entities, and university, community college, and school groups.
“OCZM grant” means the original NOAA Grant-in-Aid financial award.
“Operations Manager” is the person responsible for the Reserve’s management, facilities, fiscal services and recordkeeping. In the Reserve manager’s absence, the Operations Manager may exercise any of the Reserve manager’s responsibilities.
“Person” means individuals, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, a partnership or a government entity.
“Public Use” means any use of the Reserve that is not a part of a formal Reserve educational or scientific program.
“Recreational” or “Personal Use” refers to an activity undertaken for personal enjoyment as opposed to economic gain.
“Reserve” means Sanctuary as defined in the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 which is the lands, within the boundary of the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve under the jurisdiction of the Commission, in which the State of Oregon has legal interest, including, but not limited to fee ownership, conservation easement, and/or life estate. ORS 273.553 (South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve)(1) states, “...the South Slough Estuary Sanctuary pursuant to chapter 415, Oregon Laws 1975, as the first estuarine sanctuary in the United States...,” and the 1986 reauthorization of the Coastal Zone Management Act changed the name from Estuarine “Sanctuary” to National Estuarine Research Reserve. South Slough Estuarine Sanctuary is doing business as the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve for the purpose of day-to-day business. “Reserve” includes but is not limited to classrooms, day use areas and shelters, cabins, yurts, meeting halls, and other Reserve facilities.
“Special Event” means an activity sponsored by the Reserve that provides education to Reserve visitors, or that otherwise promotes the mission of the Reserve.
“Stewardship” means activities conducted to maintain and restore the integrity and natural dynamic processes of an estuarine ecosystem.