Fire Protection of Forests and Vegetation

ORS 477.315
Definitions for ORS 477

As used in ORS 477.315 (Definitions for ORS 477) to 477.325 (Budget for rangeland protection):


“Rangeland” means any land:


That is located in that part of the state lying easterly of the summit of the Cascade Mountains;


That has not been classified as Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 forestland under ORS 526.305 (Definitions for ORS 526) to 526.370 (Seeding agreements as condition of supervision of burning on forestlands); and


That may contain isolated tracts of forestland not so classified or not within a forest protection district, or that is primarily land used for cultivating crops, rangeland, undeveloped land or undeveloped area containing sagebrush, juniper and similar growths.


“Rangeland protection association” means an entity that has the purpose of protecting rangeland from fire and is:


Organized by owners of rangeland that is located within a rangeland protection system established under ORS 477.320 (Request of rangeland owners for protection) and lies wholly outside any forest protection district; or


Organized with the approval of a county governing body to be a cost-neutral part of the emergency management program in a county having 200,000 or more acres of rangeland that are outside any forest protection district and are not protected by an association formed under paragraph (a) of this subsection. [Formerly 477.142; 2003 c.14 §315; 2016 c.69 §2; 2021 c.587 §1]


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