(1) For the purposes of correcting mapping errors made in the acknowledgment process
and updating the designation of farmlands and forestlands for land use planning, a
county may conduct a legislative review of lands in the county to determine whether
the lands planned and zoned for farm use, forest use or mixed farm and forest use
are consistent with the definitions of “agricultural lands” or “forest lands” in goals
relating to agricultural lands or forestlands.
(2) A county may undertake the reacknowledgment process authorized by this section
only if the Department of Land Conservation and Development approves a work plan,
from the county, describing the expected scope of reacknowledgment. The department may condition approval of a work plan for reacknowledgment under this
section to reflect the resources needed to complete the review required by ORS 197.659 and 215.794. The work plan of the county and the approval of the department are not final orders
for purposes of review.
(3) A county that undertakes the reacknowledgment process authorized by this section
shall provide an opportunity for all lands planned for farm use, forest use or mixed
farm and forest use and all lands subject to an exception under ORS 197.732 to a goal relating to agricultural lands or forestlands to be included in the review.
(4) A county must plan and zone land reviewed under this section:
(a) For farm use if the land meets the definition of “agricultural land” in a goal relating to agricultural lands;
(b) For forest use if the land meets the definition of “forest land” used for comprehensive plan amendments in the goal relating to forestlands;
(c) For mixed farm and forest use if the land meets both definitions;
(d) For nonresource use, consistent with ORS 215.794, if the land does not meet either definition; or
(e) For a use other than farm use or forest use as provided in a goal relating to
land use planning process and policy framework and subject to an exception to the
appropriate goals under ORS 197.732 (2).
(5) A county may consider the current land use pattern on adjacent and nearby lands
in determining whether land meets the appropriate definition.
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