http://djcoregon.com/news/2019/01/09/op-ed-court-public-need-required-wetland-waterway-fill-permits/ The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) requires a “removal-fill permit” for any activity that involves filling or removing 50 cubic yards of material or more in a wetland or a waterway. The purpose of the law, enacted in …

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http://djcoregon.com/news/2018/12/11/op-ed-california-takings-decision-unnerves-local-governments/  In October, a panel of the California Court of Appeals decided a challenge to some amendments to the San Francisco Administrative Code and rendered a decision that California local governments will find troubling. And given California’s influence in land …

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http://djcoregon.com/news/2018/07/10/op-ed-sorting-out-conflicts-between-weddings-wildlife-protections/ Wedding venues are generally not allowed on farmland or other resource-protected lands, but this has not stopped property owners wishing to host such events from coming up with new and creative approaches to allow such activities. A recent Land …

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