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Assessment Grants
Overview
A watershed assessment is a process for evaluating how well a watershed is working.
 
This process includes steps for identifying issues, examining the history of the watershed, describing its features, and evaluating various resources within the watershed.
 
Assessment applications have been periodically solicited; the last offering was in the April 2008 grant cycle.
 
OWEB is not accepting Assessment Applications during the 2011-13 Biennium. 

Guidance Materials
Instructions for completing the Assessment grant application (PDF)
 
Assessment Evaluation Worksheet (PDF)
 
Watershed Assessment Overview (Web page)
 
Oregon Watershed Assessment Manual (Web page)
 
Watershed Assessments Library (Web page)

Priorities
  • OWEB wants locally-based watershed-scale assessments within Oregon Plan reporting basins completed across the state focusing primarily on private lands.
  • OWEB is encouraging submissions for the April 21, 2008, grant cycle to propose completion of watershed-scale assessments within Oregon Plan reporting basins for areas of the state where such assessments have not yet been completed.  Examples of areas of the state where such assessments have not yet been completed include: but are not limited to, the Klamath Basin, John Day Basin, Owyhee Basin, Lakes Basin and Umatilla Basin.  OWEB will also consider estuarine assessments where they have not been completed.  Applications for estuarine assessments should use the recently developed Estuary Assessment Chapter of the OWEB Assessment Manual.
  • If you are uncertain whether an estuarine assessment or watershed-scale assessment within Oregon Plan reporting basins has been completed, please contact your local OWEB regional representative.
  • Applications will be expected to follow the OWEB Assessment Manual, and the assessments should lead to identification of actions for watershed restoration.

Administrative Rules
View complete copies of the Administrative Rules for the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, or Division 30, Assessment and Action Plan Grants. (located on the Secretary of State Web site)

Contacts
Contact your regional representative (Regional Office List) or Greg Sieglitz at (503) 986-0194.