OAR 660-023-0170
Wilderness Areas


For purposes of this rule, “wilderness areas” are those areas designated as wilderness by the federal government.


Local governments are not required to inventory wilderness areas using the procedures of OAR 660-023-0030 (Inventory Process), except that local governments shall list all federally designated wilderness areas as significant Goal 5 resources as provided under OAR 660-023-0030 (Inventory Process)(5).


At periodic review, local governments shall amend acknowledged plans to recognize any wilderness areas designated after the last periodic review or acknowledgment.


A local government need not complete the Goal 5 process in OAR 660-023-0040 (ESEE Decision Process) and 660-023-0050 (Programs to Achieve Goal 5) for wilderness areas unless it chooses to provide additional protection for the wilderness area, such as the regulation of conflicting uses in an impact area adjacent to the wilderness area.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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