The Legislative Assembly hereby declares that:
(1) Archaeological sites are acknowledged to be a finite, irreplaceable and nonrenewable cultural resource, and are an intrinsic part of the cultural heritage of the people of Oregon. As such, archaeological sites and their contents located on public land are under the stewardship of the people of Oregon to be protected and managed in perpetuity by the state as a public trust.
(2) The State of Oregon shall preserve and protect the cultural heritage of this state embodied in objects and sites that are of archaeological significance. [1983 c.620 §2; 1993 c.459 §2]Section: Previous 358.831 358.840 358.850 358.880 358.885 358.900 358.905 358.910 358.915 358.920 358.923 358.924 358.925 358.928 358.930 Next
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