Application, Administration and Enforcement of Wildlife Laws

ORS 496.242
Access and habitat program funds


Notwithstanding ORS 496.300 (State Wildlife Fund), all moneys received by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission pursuant to ORS 497.104 (Access and habitat program funding) shall be deposited in the Access and Habitat Board Subaccount established in the Fish and Wildlife Account. Moneys in the subaccount may be expended only for the access and habitat programs recommended by the Access and Habitat Board for the benefit of the wildlife resources of this state.


The State Department of Fish and Wildlife shall credit the subaccount with a sum equal to 15 percent of the other fund budget for the green forage and Deer Enhancement and Restoration programs in each biennium.


The department shall not assess its personnel costs in the administration of ORS 496.169 (Citizen involvement for wildlife management on private lands) and 496.228 (Access and Habitat Board) to 496.242 (Access and habitat program funds) against the subaccount referred to in this section without the prior approval of the Access and Habitat Board. [1993 c.659 §14; 2001 c.822 §1]
Chapter 496

Notes of Decisions

Fish and Wildlife Commission has statutory authority to provide by rule for is suance of special ceremonial hunting permits for specific tribes that are not otherwise allowed under hunting and fishing agreement between federal and state governments and that tribe. Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon v. Department of Fish and Wildlife, 244 Or App 535, 260 P3d 705 (2011)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Commission authority to restrict use of boat ramp it locates on state land, (1971) Vol 35, p 900


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