OAR 660-006-0015
Plan Designation Outside an Urban Growth Boundary


Lands inventoried as forest lands must be designated in the comprehensive plan and implemented with a zone that conserves forest lands consistent with OAR chapter 660, division 6, unless an exception to Goal 4 is taken pursuant to ORS 197.732 (Goal exceptions), the forest lands are marginal lands pursuant to ORS 197.247 (1991 Edition), the land is zoned with an Exclusive Farm Use Zone pursuant to ORS chapter 215 provided the zone qualifies for special assessment under ORS 308.370, or is an “abandoned mill site” zoned for industrial use as provided for by ORS 197.719 (Industrial use of abandoned or diminished mill sites). In areas of intermingled agricultural and forest lands, an agricultural/forest lands designation may also be appropriate if it provides protection for forest lands consistent with the requirements of OAR chapter 660, division 6. The plan shall describe the zoning designation(s) applied to forest lands and its purpose and shall contain criteria that clearly indicate where the zone(s) will be applied.


When lands satisfy the definition requirements of both agricultural land and forest land, an exception is not required to show why one resource designation is chosen over another. The plan need only document the factors that were used to select an agricultural, forest, agricultural/forest, or other appropriate designation.

Source: Rule 660-006-0015 — Plan Designation Outside an Urban Growth Boundary, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=660-006-0015.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 660-006-0015’s source at or​.us