Oregon Statutes - Chapter 541 - Watershed Enhancement and Protection; Water Development Projects; Miscellaneous Provisions on Water Rights; Stewardship Agreements - Section 541.399 - Purpose of grants from Watershed Improvement Grant Fund.

The purpose of the Watershed Improvement Grant Fund is to provide funding for grants for:

(1) Expenses of the Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team established under ORS 541.409; and

(2) The following:

(a) Watershed and riparian habitat conservation activities, including but not limited to planning, coordination, assessment, implementation and monitoring activities.

(b) Watershed and riparian education efforts, including peer education about stream processes for landowners.

(c) The implementation of watershed enhancement plans developed by watershed councils.

(d) Water quality improvement plans approved by the State Department of Agriculture or the Department of Environmental Quality.

(e) Entering into an agreement to obtain from a willing owner a determinate interest in lands and waters that protect watershed resources, including but not limited to fee simple interests in land, leases of land and conservation easements.

(f) Activities to implement the provisions of section 4b, Article XV of the Oregon Constitution. [1997 c.8 §5; 1999 c.1026 §16]

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