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Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund Advisory Committee

May 7th, 2024, 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Meeting Materials:

Printable Agenda (pdf)
OCRAC April 02 2024 Meeting Minutes_DRAFT (pdf)
OCRF - Draft Strategic Plan 4-29-24 (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)
  • Jim Hammett (Northern Basin & Range)

Non-voting members:

  • Commissioner Mark Labhart – Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Jenna Marmon - Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept

ODFW Staff:

  • Reva Gillman, OCRF Coordinator, ODFW
  • Sarah Reif, Habitat Division Administrator, ODFW
  • Tiffany Caldwell, Grant Administrative Specialist, ODFW

Guest Presentation:

  • Andy Spyrka, Private Forest Accord Grant Coordinator, ODFW
  • Elijah Yager – Project Manager at Siuslaw Watershed Council “Community Outreach, Recreation & Education (CORE) Program”
  • Makayla Simmer, Salmon Watch Program Manager, World Salmon Council


Time Topic and Objectives Lead
1:00 25 min 00 Call to Order and OCRF Member Updates Vice Chair Valadrian
Objective 1: Roll call of members.
Objective 2: Members provide updates since last meeting.
1:25 5 min 01 Review and Approve Meeting Minutes Vice Chair Valadrian
Objective 1: Review and approve minutes from April 2nd, 2024.
Motion on meeting summaries
1:30 30 min 02 Private Forest Accord: Introduction Andy Spyrka
Objective 1: Presentation on the Private Forest Accord, an introduction to the program, and a look at the first batch of approved projects for funding.
Objective 2: Future direction and collaboration between OCRF and PFA.
2:00 15 min 03 Review and Adopt the OCRF Strategic Plan Reva Gillman
Objective 1: xReview and approve the OCRF Strategic Plan for 2024 – 2028.
Motion on adoption of the Strategic Plan
2:15 5min 04 BREAK
2:20 15 min 05  OCRF Project Presentation Elijah Yager

Objective 1: Presentation from the Siuslaw Watershed Council on the OCRF-sponsored project: “Community Outreach, Recreation & Education (CORE) Program”
Objective 2: Q & A from the OCRF Advisory Committee

2:35 15 min 06  OCRF Project Presentation Makayla Simmer
Objective 1: Presentation from the World Salmon Council on the OCRF-sponsored project: “Salmon Watch Youth Program Expansion & DEI.”
Objective 2: Q & A from the OCRF Advisory Committee
2:50 5 min 07 Public Comment All
Objective: Invite members of the public to comment on today’s agenda items or strategic priorities for the OCRF.
2:55 10 min 08 ODFW Budget Meeting Sarah Reif
Objective: Inform committee members and the public about the upcoming ODFW budget meeting on May 16th.
3:05 10 min 09 Round 7 Spring 2024 RFP Update Reva Gillman
Objective: Summarize applications received and RFP timeline.
3:15 10 min 10 Meeting Wrap Up & Next Steps Vice Chair Valadrian
Objective: Summarize and identify outstanding decisions.



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