(1) A state forest tree seed orchard may be operated by the State Forester and the State Board of Forestry to produce high quality forest tree seed suitable for reforestation. The purposes of the state forest tree seed orchard are to:
(a) Grow, care for and maintain seed orchard stock and produce seed, pollen, cuttings and other propagules for reforestation uses by private entities and public bodies as defined in ORS 174.109;
(b) Promote the conservation of genetic resources; and
(c) Support research and development activities for the purpose of producing high quality, well adapted seeds.
(2) The State Forester may enter into cooperative cost sharing and management agreements with private entities and public bodies as defined in ORS 174.109 to carry out the purposes set forth in subsection (1) of this section.
(3) Each year the State Forester shall determine the costs of operating the state forest tree seed orchard and shall recover actual costs.
(4) All revenues derived from the operation of the state forest tree seed orchard shall be credited to the State Forestry Department Account and deposited in the State Forest Tree Seed Orchard Subaccount established in ORS 526.060. [2007 c.248 §3]
Note: 526.472 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 526 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.Section: Previous 526.420 526.425 526.450 526.455 526.460 526.465 526.470 526.472 526.475 526.490 526.500 526.505 526.510 526.515 526.600 Next
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