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Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund Advisory Committee

March 6th, 2023, 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Meeting Materials:

Printable Agenda (pdf)
OCRFAC March 6th Presentation (pdf)
OCRAC Feb 6th 2023 Meeting Minutes_DRAFT (pdf)
2023 Winter OCRF RFP Grant Timeline (pdf)
JonesOCRFProposal_BeaverCommsResearch_Feb2023 (pdf)
JonesAverett_OCRFBeaverHDSlides (pdf)

Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund Advisory Committee

Members Resources
  • Dr. Karl Wenner (Chair, Klamath Mountains)
  • Mauricio Valadrian (Vice Chair, at-large)
  • Maret Pajutee (East and West Cascades)
  • Jane Hartline (Willamette Valley)
  • Mark Stern (at-large)
  • Kelly Timchak (Nearshore and Coast Range)
  • Dr. Sristi Kamal (at-large)
  • Liza Jane McAlister (Columbia Plateau & Blue Mountains Ecoregion)
  • Vacant Seat (Northern Basin & Range)

Non-voting members:

  • Commissioner Mark Labhart – Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Cailin O’Brien-Feeney - Director, Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation

ODFW Staff:

  • Dr. Charlotte Regula-Whitefield, OCRF Coordinator, ODFW
  • Deputy Director Shannon Hurn, Deputy Director for Administration, ODFW
  • Sarah Reif, Habitat Division Administrator, ODFW

Guest Presentation:

  • Dr. Megan Jones, Assistant Professor and Assistant Unit Leader, OSU
  • Adrienne Averett, East Region Implementation Coordinator; Interdivision Beaver Coordinator (special assignment), ODFW


Time Topic and Objectives Lead
1:00 25 min 00 Call to Order and OCRF Member Updates Chair Wenner
  Objective 1: Roll call of members.
Objective 2: Members provide updates since last meeting.
1:25 30 min 01 OCRF Legislative Update and Budgeting Shannon Hurn,
Sarah Reif, and
Charlotte R. Whitefield
  Objective 1: Group discussion about the 2023/2025 legislative Session
Objective 2: Brief summary of OCRF budget and available funds
1:55 5 min 02 Review and Approve Meeting Minutes Chair Wenner
  Objective 2: Review and approve minutes from February 6th, 2022.
Motion on meeting summaries
2:00 30 min 03 OCRF Communications Updates Charlotte R.Whitefield
  Objective 1: Presentation of completed outreach handouts.
Objective 2: Presentation of completed project website.
Objective 3: Overview of project and funding document.
Objective 4: Nature of Oregon Day, planning updates.
2:30 30 min 04 BREAK  
2:35 5 min 05 Public Comment All
  Objective: Invite members of the public to comment on today’s agenda items or strategic priorities for the OCRF.
2:40 15 min 06 OCRF Winter 2023 Grant RFP Charlotte R.Whitefield
  Objective 1: Provide an overview of the process.
Objective 2: Timeline for the next RFP.
2:55 55 min 07 Special Project Presentation: Let’s talk about beavers: Using social science to reduce conflict and enable coexistence in a changing climate Dr. Megan Jones, and
Adrienne Averett
  Objective: Presentation and consideration of a OCRF Special Project Request.
3:50 10 min 08 Meeting Wrap up & Next Steps Chair Wenner
  Objective: Summarize and identify outstanding decisions.

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