Definitions of Wildlife Habitat Conservation and Management Program
(1)“Cooperating agency” means the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Oregon State University Extension Service or other persons with wildlife conservation and management training meeting the following qualifications:
(a)A degree or certification from an accredited educational institution in a field of study providing knowledge that may be applied to preserve, enhance or improve habitat for native wildlife. Such fields of study include, but are not limited to, wildlife biology, wildlife management, fisheries management, biology, zoology, limnology, botany, ecology, wetland ecology, forest ecology, ecosystem management, environmental engineering, soil science, other natural science, or landscape architecture; or
(b)Certification from a professional society (including but not limited to The Wildlife Society, American Fisheries Society, or Ecological Society of America) or licensure by the state in a field listed in subsection (1)(a) of this rule; or
(c)Evidence of professional experience in a field listed in subsection (1)(a) of this rule.
(2)“Department” means the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
(3)“Landowner” means the party or parties having the fee interest in land, except where land is subject to a real estate sale contract where “landowner” means the contract vendee.
(4)“Land that is clearly identifiable as containing significant wildlife habitat” means land that meets one or more of the criteria identified in OAR 635-430-0020 (Wildlife Habitat Conservation and Management Plan Objectives)(1) through (7).
(5)“Lot” has the meaning given that term in ORS 92.010 (Definitions for ORS 92.010 to 92.192).
(6)“Native vegetation” means vegetation that is indigenous to the subject property or to the physiographic province in which the subject property is located.
(7)“Parcel” has the meaning given that term in ORS 215.010 (Definitions)(1).
(8)“Subject property” means a lot, parcel or tract that is subject to a wildlife habitat conservation and management plan.
(9)“Tract” has the meaning given that term in ORS 215.010 (Definitions)(2).
(10)“Wildlife” means fish, shellfish, intertidal animals, wild birds, amphibians, reptiles, and wild mammals.
(11)“Wildlife habitat conservation and management plan” or “plan” means a plan developed by a cooperating agency and landowner that specifies the conservation and management practices, including agricultural and forestry practices, that will be conducted to preserve, enhance or improve the structure or function of wildlife habitat on the subject property.
Rule 635-430-0010 — Definitions of Wildlife Habitat Conservation and Management Program,