Oregon Statutes - Chapter 526 - Forestry Administration - Section 526.370 - Seeding agreements as condition of supervision of burning on forestlands; seeding at owner’s expense on breach; lien; foreclosure.

(1) The forester may, as a condition precedent to supervising of any burning as provided in ORS 526.360, require the owner or the agent of the owner in control of the land involved to agree in writing to seed properly the land over which the burning operation is to be conducted, with such seed or seed mixtures as may be suitable for that area.

(2) In the event of failure by the owner or agent of the owner to seed the property in accordance with such agreement, the governing body of that county may cause the seeding to be done and the cost thereof may be recovered by the governing body from the owner or the agent of the owner by legal action. The cost shall constitute a lien upon the land seeded. The governing body shall cause a written statement and notice of such lien, describing the land and stating the amount of the cost, to be certified under oath and filed in the office of the county clerk within 90 days following the completion of reseeding. The lien may be foreclosed, within six months after such filing, by suit, in the manner provided by law for foreclosure of liens for labor and material. [Amended by 1965 c.253 §43; 1999 c.101 §3]

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