Oregon Statutes - Chapter 526 - Forestry Administration - Section 526.237 - Acquisition of forest tree seedlings; agreements with grower cooperatives; fees.

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Cooperative” means a cooperative of forest tree seedling growers formed under ORS chapter 62 for the purpose of allocating among those growers agreements to grow forest tree seedlings under this section.

(b) “Member” means a grower who qualifies and is accepted for membership in the cooperative.

(2) The State Forester and the State Board of Forestry may secure forest tree seedlings for the reforestation of forestlands by means that include, but need not be limited to, entering into agreements with a cooperative to allocate among the members of the cooperative the production of forest tree seedlings for the forester and the board in amounts, types and species specified by the board.

(3) The forester shall actively supervise the conduct of the cooperative and members in carrying out agreements described in subsection (2) of this section to ensure that the activities of the cooperative and members are consistent with the provision of a reasonably priced, adequate and reliable source of high-quality forest tree seedlings. The forester may inspect during reasonable hours any facility or land used by a member to produce forest tree seedlings for the forester and the board. The forester may examine, test and take samples of forest tree seedlings being produced by the member for the forester and the board.

(4) The forester may assess a charge on forest tree seedlings grown by a member under a production allocation. Any charges collected under this subsection shall be deposited in the State Forestry Department Account and are continuously appropriated to the forester for purposes of carrying out the duties of the forester under this section. [2005 c.541 §3]

Note: See note under 526.231.

Note: Section 6, chapter 541, Oregon Laws 2005, provides:

Sec. 6. The State Forester shall report to an interim committee of the Legislative Assembly dealing with natural resources no later than October 1, 2008. The report shall contain an assessment of the means used by the forester and the State Board of Forestry to secure forest tree seedlings and be accompanied by any recommendations of the forester or the board for legislation regarding the securing of forest tree seedlings. [2005 c.541 §6]

Section:  Previous  526.215  526.220  526.225  526.230  526.231  526.233  526.235  526.237  526.240  526.245  526.250  526.255  526.260  526.265  526.270  Next

Last modified: August 7, 2008