OAR 736-009-0020

For purposes of this division, unless the context requires otherwise:


“Agriculture/Forestry” means crops, wineries, vineyards, ranches, fisheries, orchards, nurseries, old-growth and reforested lands.


“Amenities” may include potable water, lodging, camping, restrooms, bike shops, equipment storage, restaurants and grocery stores.


“Commission” means the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission.


“Committee” means the eleven-member Scenic Bikeway Committee appointed by the director to recommend the establishment and designation of Oregon Scenic Bikeways to the department.


“Council” means the Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council.


“Department” means the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.


“Director” means the Oregon Parks and Recreation Director appointed under ORS 390.127 (State Parks and Recreation Director).


“Landform” means topography that becomes more interesting as it gets steeper or more massive, or more severely sculptured. Outstanding landforms may be monumental or artistic and subtle.


“Landscape” means a combination of outdoor, manmade, natural, and agricultural features within a view shed.


“Linear Route” means a route that progresses from a starting to an ending point. The beginning and end of a linear route do not meet, but may connect to another route or a destination point.


“Loop Route” means a route that starts and ends at the same location or connects to another cycling route that returns to the starting point.


“Natural Features” means non-manmade attractions including geologic formations, wildlife sites, waterfalls, lake basins, old-growth stands, and mountain meadows.


“Oregon Recreation Trail” means any trail established and designated by the department pursuant to the Oregon Recreation Trails System Act.


“Oregon Regional Trail” means any trail that connects communities, recreation sites or other trail systems and provides close-to-home recreational opportunities.


“Oregon Scenic Bikeway” means a route designated for bicyclists under ORS 390.962 (Criteria for establishing trails).


“Oregon Scenic Trail” means trails that provide access to and enjoyment of significant scenic natural views and features.


“Bicycle Path” means a paved trail along a road or an independent right-of-way used by bicyclists, pedestrians, joggers, skaters, and other non-motorized travelers.


“Paved” means a hard surface such as concrete, asphalt cement concrete (A/C) or other stable bituminous surface.


“Proponent” means a group, organization, or individual who proposes the designation of an Oregon Recreation Trail.


“Public Land” means any lands owned or leased by the federal government, this state or any political subdivision thereof.


“Route” means a combination of streets and paths used to travel to destinations or in corridors for transportation or recreation.


“Scenic” means an abundance and variety of aesthetically-pleasing manmade or natural elements along the route.


“Trail Corridor” means the land associated with the use agreement, easement or right-of-way upon which the trail lies.


“Unique” means relatively rare or unusual as applied to a resource or combination of features within a geographic region.


“Vegetation” means forest, prairies, orchards, active farm cropland and tree farms with a variety of patterns, form and textures created by plant life, and small scale vegetation features that add striking and intriguing detail elements to the landscape.


“Water” means ocean, rivers, lakes, streams, waterfalls, rapids, marshes, estuaries, bays, canals and harbors that add movement or serenity to a scene, or the degree to which water dominates the scene.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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