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Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund Advisory Committee

June 4th, 2024, 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Meeting Materials:

Printable Agenda (pdf)
OCRAC May 2024 Meeting Minutes_DRAFT (doc)
OCRF Spring RFP 2024_ Project Rank & Score (xlsx)
OCRF Spring RFP 2024_ Project Rank & Score_Drought_non-drought (pdf)
OCRF Spring RFP 2024_ Submitted Projects_landscape view (pdf)
OCRF Spring RFP 2024_ Submitted Projects_landscape view (xlsx)
Northwest Community Forest Forum (pdf)
OCRFAC June 4th Presentation (pptx)

June 5 Field Trip

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:

  • Elena Lininger, Source One Serenity
  • Niles Mittasch, Back2Youth
  • Carolyn Eckrich, 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 5 min 01 Review and Approve Meeting Minutes Chair Wenner
Objective 1: Review and approve minutes from April 2nd, 2024.
Motion on meeting summaries
1:30 20 min 02 Round 7 Spring 2024 Project Recommendations Reva Gillman

Objective 1: Presentation of reviewer scores for the 84 project proposals in Round 7. Present the raw data and rank scores.
Objective 2: Present summary data of top ranked projects (by ecoregion, project classification, etc).

1:50 25 min 03 Round 7 Spring 2024: Selection of Recommended Projects Chair Wenner

Objective: Group Discussion of Recommended Projects.
Motion on Recommended Projects for Round 7 Spring 2024 Grant cycle

2:15 15 min 04 BREAK
2:30 15 min 05  OCRF Project Presentation Niles Mittasch

Objective: Presentation from the Founder/Executive Director of Back2Youth on the OCRF-sponsored project: "Back2Earth: Providing Youth Outdoor Recreational Opportunities to Inspire Environmental Stewardship."
Objective 2:  Opportunity for Q & A from the OCRF Advisory Committee

2:45 15 min 06  OCRF Project Presentation Elena Lininger

Objective 1:  Presentation from Source One Serenity on the OCRF-sponsored project: "Boulder Creek Wilderness Trails and Monitoring."
Objective 2:  Opportunity for Q & A from the OCRF Advisory Committee

3:00 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.
3:05 15 min 08 NW Community Forest Forum and Tour Presentation Liza Jane McAlister
Objective: Presentation on the NW Community Forest Symposium in Enterprise, OR.
3:20 15 min 09 OCRF Future Funding Chair Wenner
Objective: Discussion on charting a path to future funding for the OCRF.
3:35 15 min 10 Oregon Conservation Strategy Revisions Carolyn Eckrich

Objective 1: Presentation on the Oregon Conservation Strategy revision process.
Objective 2: Opportunity for Q&A from the OCRF Advisory Committee

3:50 10 min 11 Meeting Wrap Up & Next Steps Chair Wenner

Objective: Summarize and identify outstanding decisions.




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