(1) The State of Oregon recognizes that the forest makes a vital contribution to Oregon. Economic benefits provided include a large tax base, substantial employment and wood products for a world market. The environmental benefits include maintenance of a forest cover and soil, air and water resources. Other benefits provided are habitats for wildlife and aquatic life, recreation and forest range. Management of all forestlands in Oregon should be encouraged to provide continuous production of all forest benefits.
(2) Nonindustrial private forestlands are an important part of Oregonís forest resource base. They can make major contributions to Oregonís economy and provide many other social benefits. Therefore, it is the policy of the State of Oregon to provide conditions favorable for long term forestry investments that lead to increased management of and harvest from these lands. [1979 c.578 §3]Section: Previous 526.360 526.370 526.410 526.420 526.425 526.450 526.455 526.460 526.465 526.470 526.472 526.475 526.490 526.500 526.505 Next
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