(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that the State of Oregon has a rich diversity of plants, animals and other natural resources on private lands. Conservation and careful management of these resources is evident in Oregon’s working landscape and is essential to the economic and ecological health of Oregon.
(2) The Legislative Assembly further finds that conservation of natural resources on private lands is desirable, and nonregulatory programs that encourage and enable landowners to engage voluntarily in conservation should be available to supplement regulatory and other approaches.
(3) The Legislative Assembly further finds that to maximize voluntary landowner participation in conservation programs, conservation should be recognized as a legitimate land use and landowners should have a full range of incentive programs from which to choose.
(4) The Legislative Assembly further finds that state government should have a mechanism to coordinate, facilitate and memorialize a landowner’s compliance with regulatory requirements while simultaneously providing a means to combine or coordinate multiple incentive programs among agencies and levels of government.
(5) The Legislative Assembly further finds that efforts should be made to more effectively and efficiently target conservation programs administered by federal, state and local governments.
(6) The Legislative Assembly further finds that there should be a comprehensive review to identify and assess the state’s conservation needs and to coordinate the development, dissemination and implementation of a comprehensive statewide conservation strategy to define priorities and address ecological goals while enhancing economic and social conditions. [2003 c.539 §1]
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