Category Archives: Dept. of State Lands

Popular route near Cougar Lake cleared of boulders from landslide

Massive boulders — some the size of a pickup truck — bounced down the slope from Forest Road 19 to Cougar Lake on Monday, ending their journey with a thunderous splash.The massive landslide that has blocked the quickest and easiest route to Terwilliger Hot Springs from Eugene is mostly cleared. But the road, also known as […]
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Springfield 80-year-old’s quest: to name Willamette River island

What’s in a name? For Peter Ferrero III, quite a lot. The 80-year-old Springfield resident is leading a solitary charge to place a formal name on the long, narrow island in the Willamette River just off the city’s Island Park. Source: Springfield 80-year-old’s quest: to name Willamette River island – News – The Register Guard […]
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Wetland permit sought for retail center

Two government agencies are soliciting public comment on a permit application for work on a planned retail center in southwest Corvallis. Developer Bret Fox is seeking a removal and fill permit for Creekside Center, a proposed construction project at the northwest corner of Southwest 53rd Street and Philomath Boulevard. Source: Wetland permit sought for retail […]
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Battle brewing over Eugene’s backyards and accessory dwellings

A battle is brewing over the backyards of Eugene. City planners are in the midst of an in-depth review that could result in relaxed rules that could make smaller dwellings on existing home lots cheaper and easier to build. But the first steps of that work has rekindled the simmering debate over how to house […]
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State lands considers forest management options

The department is investigating whether counties or private entities might more cheaply manage Common School Fund forest land. Oregon’s Department of State Lands is looking into whether other entities, including counties or private companies, could manage certain state trust forests more cheaply than the state Department of Forestry. Source: State lands considers forest management options

Tenmile Lakes nonprofit receives State Land Board Award

At their meeting Tuesday, the State Land Board honored the Tenmile Lakes Basin Partnership for their efforts in working with the Department of State Lands (DSL) over the past two decades. Source: Tenmile Lakes nonprofit receives State Land Board Award

Editorial: Wetlands inventory a mixed proposition

The Oregon Farm Bureau and others worry that once DSL determines a property is a wetlands it will remain so until its owner can prove otherwise. That’s an expensive proposition. But, so is getting a permit if work must be done. The Oregon Department of State Lands is developing a statewide wetlands inventory map using […]
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Port seeks airport stormwater permit

Similar permit canceled in 2012. The Port of Astoria is looking to replace an industrial stormwater discharge permit the agency canceled in 2012 at the Astoria Regional Airport. The Port has a pending application with the Department of State Lands for a new stormwater permit covering discharges from planes, vehicles and other aspects of airport […]
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Oregon wetland inventory raises regulatory concerns

An inventory of Oregon’s wetlands is intended as an “early warning system” to prevent regulatory conflicts but some lawmakers worry it effectively expands government jurisdiction over farmland. The Oregon Department of State Lands is developing a statewide wetlands inventory map using multiple sources of information to show where wetlands are located. Source: Oregon wetland inventory […]
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State on track to keep Elliott State Forest publicly owned

The Department of State Lands told the State Land Board on Tuesday that it is moving forward to establish a public solution for the Elliott State Forest. State Land Board members are Gov. Kate Brown, State Treasurer Tobias Read and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. “We’re on track with the projected timeline for the two […]
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