(1) The Watershed Improvement Operating Fund is established in the State Treasury separate and distinct from the General Fund. The Watershed Improvement Operating Fund shall consist of all moneys placed in the fund as provided by law. All moneys in the Watershed Improvement Operating Fund are continuously appropriated for the following purposes:
(a) Operational activities of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board;
(b) Activities of state and local agencies and other public entities related to the restoration and protection of native salmonid populations, watersheds, fish and wildlife habitats and water quality, including but not limited to activities under the Oregon Plan;
(c) Watershed improvement grants described in ORS 541.399 and 541.401 that are not capital expenditures; and
(d) Watershed improvement grants described in ORS 541.399 and 541.401 that are capital expenditures.
(2) Interest accruing to the Watershed Improvement Operating Fund shall be credited to the Restoration and Protection Research Fund created under ORS 541.378. Funds appropriated and not expended by the completion of a biennium shall remain in the Watershed Improvement Operating Fund.
(3) The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board created under ORS 541.360 shall administer the Watershed Improvement Operating Fund.
(4) In addition to the funds made available for the purposes of ORS 541.351 to 541.415 under ORS 541.399, the board also may accept gifts and grants from any public or private source for the purposes described in subsection (1) of this section. [1999 c.1026 §7b]Section: Previous 541.371 541.372 541.373 541.375 541.376 541.377 541.378 541.379 541.380 541.381 541.382 541.384 541.385 541.388 541.390 Next
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