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Oregon Conservation and Recreation Fund Advisory Committee

November 29, 2022, 8:30 am-4:30pm

In Person Meeting: 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr SE, Salem, OR 97302
Location: Remote Connection

Meeting Materials:

Printable Agenda (pdf)
Oct. 3rd Meeting Minutes DRAFT (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 (Remote Connection)
  • Cailin O'Brien-Feeney - Director, Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation

Advisory Committee Staff:

  • Dr. Charlotte Regula-Whitefield, OCRF Coordinator, ODFW
  • Davia Palmeri, Conservation Strategy Policy Coordinator, ODFW

Guest Presentations:

  • Deputy Director Colbert, ODFW
  • April Brenden-Locke, Contracting Team, ODFW
  • Sarah Reif, Habitat Division Administrator
  • Amanda Solla, Communications and Marketing, ODFW
  • Roger Furman, Information and Education Division Administrator
  • Adrienne Averett, Acting Beaver Workgroup Coordinator, ODFW
  • Derek Broman, Furbearer Coordinator, ODFW
  • Chandra Ferrari, Deputy Habitat Division Administrator & Water Program Manager, ODFW
  • Shaun Clements, Deputy Fish Division Administrator
  • Emily VanWyk, Acting Conservation Strategy Coordinator, ODFW
  • Cailin O'Brien-Feeney - Director, Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation


Time Topic and Objectives Lead
8:30am 20min 00 Call to Order, Welcomes, and OCRF Member Updates Deputy Director Colbert
Chair Wenner
  Objective 1: Roll call of members
Objective 2: Members provide updates since last meeting.
8:50am 5min 01 Review and Approve Meeting Minutes Charlotte R.Whitefield
  Objective: Review and approve minutes from November 7th 2022.
8:55am 45min 02 Meeting Overview and OCRF History Charlotte R.Whitefield
  Objective 1: Provide information on meeting format, goals, and agenda. (5min)
Objective 2: Brief Presentation on the history of the OCRF and review of updated Advisory Committee Operating procedures. (10min)
Objective 3: 2-year Appointment of Chair and Co-Chair (5min)
Objective 4: Reflections from OCRF Advisory Members. (25min)
9:40am 15 min 03 OCRF Granting Updates Charlotte R.Whitefield

Objective 1: Status of current and closed OCRF projects.
Objective 2: Status of funding and budget.
Objective 3: Status of current project reviews and procedures.

9:55pm 15 min 04 Project Contracting Processes April Brenden-Locke
  Objective 1: Presentation on ODFW contracting processes and timelines.
Objective 2: Discussion on how this process can be improved for grantees.
10:10am 20min 05 OCRF and the Oregon Legislative Session Sarah Reif
Deputy Director Colbert
  Objective 1: Review of the ODFW OCRF Policy Option Packages.
Objective 2: Discussion on how OCRF Advisory Members can participate in the process.
10:30am 10min 06 Coffee Break
10:40am 25min 07 2022 Biennial Report Charlotte R.Whitefield
  Objective 1: Review draft biennial report and reporting process. (5min)
Objective 2: Discussion on content and next steps for distribution. (20min)
11:05am 15min 08 Project Update – ODFW Drought Communications Presentation Roger Fuhrman
Amanda Solla
  Objective 1: Presentation on recently completed special project request on Drought Communications.
Objective 2: Questions from the OCRF Advisory Board on ongoing Department communications.
11:20am 70min 09 Conservation and Recreation Priorities Adrienne Averett
Derek Broman
Chandra Ferrari
Shaun Clements
Emily VanWyk
Cailin O'Brien-Feeney
  Objective 1: Presentations from ODFW Staff about key conservation priorities: Watershed resilience/Drought and the Conservation Strategy. (30min)
Objective 2: Presentation from Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation about key State Recreation priorities and impacts from drought and forest fires (10min)
Objective 3: Discussion on Opportunities of OCRF to address capacity gaps. (30min)
12:30pm 60min 10 Working Lunch – Small group discussions on OCRF future planning
1:30pm 10min 11 Public Comment All
  Objective: Opportunity to hear about public interests.
1:40pm 20min 12 Future Public Communications Charlotte R.Whitefield
Chair Wenner
  Objective 1: Overview of OCRF websites and social media. (5min)
Objective 2: Discussion on future communications needs and products. (15min)
2:00pm 60min 13 Future Granting Cycles Charlotte R.Whitefield
Chair Wenner
  Objective 1: Discussion on competitive granting and special project awards. (30min)
Objective 2: Discussion on 2023/2025 granting formats. (20min)
Objective 3: Review of updated OCRF Expenditure Framework. (10min)
3:00pm 10min 14 Coffee Break
3:10pm 70min 15 OCRF Monitoring and Evaluation Charlotte R.Whitefield
Chair Wenner
  Objective 1: Provide information on examples of program monitoring and evaluation. (10min)
Objective 2: Overview of contacting process and timelines. (5min)
Objective 3: Discussion on what OCRF Advisory Members goals and outcomes. (50min)
4:20pm 10min 16 Meeting Wrap-up Chair Wenner
  Objective: Summarize Action Items from today's meeting and identify outstanding decisions.

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