(1)(a) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall adopt rules specifying the form and content of a wildlife habitat conservation and management plan that is sufficient for land that is subject to the plan to be specially assessed under ORS 308A.403 to 308A.430.
(b) The rules adopted pursuant to this section shall:
(A) Specify the conservation and management practices that are appropriate to preserve and enhance wildlife common to the diverse regions of this state; and
(B) Specify that wildlife habitat conservation and management plans may include those efforts that improve water quality, protect and restore fish and wildlife habitats, recover threatened or endangered species, enhance streamflows and maintain or restore long-term ecological health, diversity and productivity on a broad geographic scale.
(2) Under rules adopted pursuant to this section, the commission shall allow:
(a) Accepted agricultural and forestry practices as an integral part of the wildlife habitat conservation and management practices specified in an approved plan; and
(b) The lease or sale of in-stream water rights as an integral part of the wildlife habitat conservation and management practices specified in an approved plan.
(3) The rules shall be reviewed periodically by the commission and revised when considered necessary or appropriate by the commission. [2003 c.539 §5]Section: Previous 308A.374 308A.377 308A.380 308A.383 308A.400 308A.403 308A.406 308A.409 308A.412 308A.415 308A.418 308A.421 308A.424 308A.427 308A.430 Next
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