In addition to any other duties or powers provided by law, the State Parks and Recreation Director may, with the advice of the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation:
Except as otherwise provided in ORS 358.650 (Acceptance of historic artifact as gift to state) (1), accept, from whatever source, appropriations, gifts or grants of money or other property for the preservation of significant historic sites and properties, and use the money or property to preserve significant historic sites and properties.
Sell or exchange property owned by the state and used for state heritage or historic preservation purposes if the director determines that the sale or exchange would be advantageous to the state for the preservation of significant historic sites and properties.
Acquire by purchase, lease, agreement or gift real property and all appropriate interests therein for significant sites and properties of recreational value and purpose.
Acquire by purchase, lease, agreement, gift or otherwise real property and all interests therein and establish, operate and maintain thereon significant historic sites and properties.
Establish and develop significant historic sites and properties and prescribe rules governing the use of significant historic sites and properties established and developed under any other provision of state law.
By rule prescribe reasonable fees for recreational uses of real property owned or managed by the administrator, unless those fees or user charges are otherwise prescribed by law or administrative rule.
Enter into contracts with any person or governmental agency for the development and encouragement of programs and projects designed to preserve significant historic sites and properties.
Perform the acts necessary for the establishment and implementation of programs designed to preserve significant historic sites and properties with agencies of the federal government.
Offer and pay rewards for the arrest and conviction of any person who has violated any of the state heritage or historic preservation laws. No reward shall exceed $100 for a single arrest and conviction. [1983 c.231 §4; 1989 c.904 §57]