HB 3409 – Sections 53-66 OREGON POLICY FOR NATURAL CLIMATE SOLUTIONS
- Establishes the concept of natural climate solutions as state policy
- Establishes a permanent fund for “natural climate solutions” on natural and working lands with an initial investment of $10 million: Natural and Working Lands Fund
- Defines natural and working lands, recognizing private lands, equating to about 10 million acres of privately managed forests and farms and coastal habitats as important to mitigating climate change
The Natural and Working Lands Fund will be continuously appropriated . . .