2014 O&C and Coos Bay Wagon Road Receipt Payments
In 2015, because the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act has not been reauthorized the, the BLM will be making payments under existing legal authorities, including the 1937 (O&C Lands Act) and the 1939 (Coos Bay Wagon Road) statues that remain in effect and authorize timber receipt-based payments to western Oregon counties.
The O&C Lands Act provides that 50 percent of receipts from the sale of O&C timber are distributed among the 18 O&C counties. The 18 O&C counties in western Oregon covered under the 1937 Oregon and California Grant Lands statute, including: Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill. Coos and Douglas counties have Coos Bay Wagon Road (CBWR) and O&C lands within their boundaries. Payments to those counties are covered by both the 1937 and 1939 statutes.
Because the receipt payments come from the BLM's mandatory accounts these 2014 payments in 2015 will be subject to sequester at 7.3 percent. The 18 O&C counties will receive approximately $18,000,344.15.
Below is a county-by-county breakdown of the 2014 receipt-based payments.
Additional information about Secure Rural Schools payments to counties is available here.