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Conservation Easement Statutes
Oregon Revised Statutes §271.715 et seq. provide for the state’s conservation easement statutes that authorizes the creation of permanent easements on real property for conservation and historic preservation purposes.

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Land Use Planning
Oregon H.B. 2229 of 2009 establishes the main principles for state land use planning, which include providing a healthy environment, sustaining a prosperous economy, ensuring a desirable quality of life, and providing fairness and equality to all Oregonians. The bill expands authorities for regional land use planning and directs the Land Conservation and Development Commission to carry out policy-neutral review and audit of land use system to reduce complexity.

H.B. 2229 of 2009

Forest Legacy Program
The Oregon Department of Forestry administers the state’s Forest Legacy Program.  The program is intended to protect forest areas that are threatened by conversion to non-forest uses through fee simple title or conservation easement purchases.

Contact: 
Mr. Jim Cathcart, Ph.D.
Forest Resource Trust Manager
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street
Salem, Oregon  97310
(503) 945-7493
jcathcart@odf.state.or.us 

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Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
Voters approved a statewide ballot measure (Measure 66) in 1998 amending the Oregon Constitution to direct a portion of state lottery proceeds to be used “for the public purpose of financing the restoration and protection of native salmon populations, watersheds, fish and wildlife habitats and water quality in Oregon.”  The ballot measure secured a dedicated source of revenue for natural resource programs.  Legislation enacted in 1999 (Chapter 1026) subsequently established the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) as the agency responsible for administering key portions of the ballot measure and related legislation, including making grants in support of specific watershed purposes. These purposes include land acquisition.

Contact Information:
Brandi Elmer
brandi.elmer@state.or.us
Phone: 503-986-0178 
Fax: 503-986-0199

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​State Agencies

Oregon Military Department
The Oregon Military Department oversees the armed forces in the State or Oregon. The Department retains the adjutant general as director, with two assistant adjutants general, one each from the army and air National Guard, next in the line of command.

Contact:
Capt. Stephen Bomar, Public Affairs Officer 
PO Box 14350
Salem, OR 97309-5047
Fax: (503) 584-3912
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Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs
The Department of Veteran Affairs assists military veterans, their spouses and their families living in Oregon. 

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State Contact Information

Military Liaison POC
Mr. Dave Ferre, Deputy Director, State Affairs
Oregon Military Department
P.O. Box 14350
Salem, Oregon 97309-5047
(503) 584-3884
David.L.Ferre@mil.state.or.us 

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Adjutant General
Major General MG Daniel R Hokanson, Adjutant General
Military Department
P.O. Box 14350
Salem, Oregon 97309-5047
503-584-3991
Daniel.R.Hokanson@mil.state.or.us

Legislative Process Regarding Military POCs
Jurisdiction over military affairs issues is scattered in both the House and Senate depending on the issue, but the House Veteran Affairs Committee is the committee of primary jurisdiction.  Captain Stephen Bomar in the office of the Adjutant General serves as the military liaison to the state Legislature.  

Committees of Primary Jurisdiction/Legislative Contact
House Services and Emergency Preparedness 
Representative Greg Matthews, Chair
900 Court St. NE H-379, Salem, Oregon 97301
Salem, Oregon 97301
(503) 986-1450
Rep.GregMatthews@state.or.us

Committee Administrator:
Ms. Cheyenne Ross
(503) 986-1490
cheyenne.ross@state.or.us

Senate Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee
Senator Brian Boquist, Chair
900 Court St. NE, S-305
Salem, Oregon 97301
(503) 986-1712
sen.brianboquist@state.or.us

Committee Administrator:
Ms. Cheyenne Ross
(503) 986-1490
cheyenne.ross@state.or.us