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The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) regulates wetlands under the state Removal-Fill Law, which was enacted in 1967 to protect public navigation, fishery and recreational uses of "waters of the state", which includes wetlands. Information on the state Removal-Fill Program can be found at the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) wetlands/waterways removal-fill website.
The DSL Wetlands Program implements the state Wetlands Conservation Act (1989), which promotes the protection, conservation and best use of wetland resources, their functions and values through the integration and close coordination of statewide planning goals, local comprehensive plans and state and federal regulatory programs. More information on can be found at DSL's wetland programs website.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reviews federal permits and licenses affecting wetlands for compliance with Oregon's water-quality standards under section 401 of the Clean Water Act. For information on this regulatory program, visit DEQ's water quality website.
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) regulates wetlands on forest lands under the authority of the Forest Practices Act. For information on this program, visit ODFs private forests program website.