Bend, OR -

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission has approved a land trade that would allow development of a golf course and give the state 111 acres of oceanfront property near Bandon.

Under the deal approved at Wednesday's meeting in Bend, 280 acres of the Bandon State Natural Area in Coos County will be traded to Bandon Biota for the future golf course.

The state park system gains the adjacent oceanfront property and about 100 acres of wetland on the Coquille Spit. The state also gets $2.5 million to purchase new park property plus $750,000 for weed control and helping buy 11 acres on Whale Cove on the coast in Lincoln County.

The proposal now moves to the federal Bureau of Land Management.