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Map of federal land ownership in Oregon
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management(BLM)
BLM Wilderness Area
Department of Defense
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
FWS Wilderness Area
Forest Service (FS)
FS Wilderness Area
National Park Service
Land use in Oregon concerns the evolving set of laws affecting land ownership and its restrictions in the U.S. state of Oregon.
1937: Congress passes the Oregon and California Railroad and Coos Bay Wagon Road Grant Lands Act of 1937 (O&C Act), which further modifies the terms of the timber payments to O&C counties; payments are reduced in 1953.
2007: No extension to SRSCSDA is passed and federal payments to rural Oregon counties end; beginning July 1, 2008 Oregon loses $238 million in federal payments
2008: 4-year extension to SRSCSDA is surprisingly included in Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Rep. DeFazio and Sen. Wyden, two of the biggest supporters of extending the payments to Oregon counties, vote against the bill due to their opposition to the overall bailout bill.
2011: With the extension to SRSCSDA expiring soon, backed by Governor John Kitzhaber and the entire Oregon congressional delegation, Senator Ron Wyden introduces legislation to extend the payments for another five years. Republican and Democratic members of Oregon's congressional delegation have proposed setting aside some of the federal land in Oregon as public trusts in which half would be designated for harvest to provide revenue for the counties, and half designated as a conservation area.
2012: The extension to SRSCSDA expires in January. President Obama's proposed 2013 United States federal budget includes $294 million to extend the program for fiscal year 2013 with a plan to continue the payments for four more years, with the amount declining 10% each year. Congress does not take up the President's proposal, but include a one-year extension to SRSCSDA in its omnibus transportation bill, which is signed by the President. This is expected to be the last renewal of the program.