State Forests

ORS 530.010
State Board of Forestry authorized to acquire lands

  • limitations
  • lands designated as state forests


The State Board of Forestry, referred to in this chapter as the board, in the name of the State of Oregon, may acquire, by purchase, donation, devise or exchange from any public, quasi-public or private owner, lands which by reason of their location, topographical, geological or physical characteristics are chiefly valuable for the production of forest crops, watershed protection and development, erosion control, grazing, recreation or forest administrative purposes.


The board shall not acquire any land without prior approval, duly made and entered, of the county court or board of county commissioners of the county in which the lands are situated.


Lands acquired under the provisions of this section shall be designated as state forests. [Amended by 1953 c.43 §2; 1967 c.396 §1]
§§ 530.010 to 530.170

Notes of Decisions

Where county transferred forest land that it could have kept and administered for its own benefit to state "in consideration of the payment to the county of the percentage of revenue derived from such lands," county is entitled to enforce that claim and state cannot avoid its obligation to county by conveying the property to third person. Tillamook Co. v. State Board of Forestry, 302 Or 404, 730 P2d 1214 (1986)

Chapter 530

Law Review Citations

42 EL 1275 (2012)


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