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Friday, July 12, 2013

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission is considering a land exchange with golf resort developer Mike Keiser.

The state would give up a portion of its 902-acre Bandon State Natural Area, between U.S. 101 and the Pacific shore just south of Bandon. The site is plagued by gorse, a noxious invasive plant that has cost $67,000 in the past two years to control.

Keiser's preliminary agreement with Oregon parks would pay $300,000 to fight gorse locally, transfer 208 acres he owns near Bandon to state parks and pay nearly $3 million to help state parks acquire property elsewhere.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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