|NEW! OWRI Online Reporting Tool|
Important Change to OWRI Reporting
The OWRI Online Reporting Tool (OWRIO) was released to the public on March 25, 2011 and replaced other methods (paper forms or Adobe submission form) of submitting data. Benefits to using the tool include:
- Save time, paper, and postage
- Enter data at one sitting or over many sessions
- Share project reporting with another user
- 'Verify Project' feature ensures that required data are entered
- 'Clone Project' feature allows data to be copied and then modified for use on another project
- View data at any time, including current and past projects and reports from other users (upon request)
- Upload a map directly within the tool, no need to email a map
- View the project submission status, including acknowledgement of successful map submission
OWRI Online Reporting Tool
To ensure a complete OWRI submission, please use the OWRI Online Reporting Tool. The Adobe submission form and hard-copy forms for OWRI reporting have not been revised to current OWRI data collection standards and are no longer being accepted for OWRI reporting.
|Projects to Report|
|The OWRI encourages reporting of all watershed restoration projects, not just OWEB funded projects. The OWRI relies heavily on voluntary reporting and contains projects with various private and public funding sources. |
Watershed restoration projects included in this inventory must be:
See the Oregon Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Guide for descriptions of restoration treatments.
- activities designed to restore aquatic, riparian, estuarine, wetland, upland, or overall watershed conditions or functions.
- completed or completed phases of projects; do not report planned projects.
- activities above and beyond normal maintenance or management procedures in cases such as road and culvert improvements, erosion control, and so on.
Please review the "Defining your Project" guidance to understand how OWRI defines projects. In most instances, a project should be reported as one site or one landowner.
If the project includes more than one landowner and the project could be reported as separate spatially discreet locations and treatments, please report each landowner's project as a separate OWRI project. For example, if one OWEB grant paid for multiple work sites, each work site should be reported separately in OWRI.
|Defining Your Project|
|Restoration projects vary widely in size of planning area, types of restoration techniques used, cost, number and types of participants, and so on. The OWRI uses a broad definition of “project” to ensure that all restoration efforts are included in the inventory. A restoration project is characterized by a spatially discreet planning area (i.e., a single stream reach, several reaches along a stream and adjacent riparian zones, an entire subbasin, etc.) whose planning effort is by and large distinct from other planning efforts. Several projects may also be nested within a larger planning effort. A project must have intended instream habitat, fish passage, or water quality benefits, andmust be an effort above and beyond maintenance or management procedures in cases such as road and culvert improvements, or erosion control. |
If the project includes more than one landowner and the project could be reported as separate, spatially discreet locations and treatments, please report each landowner’s project as a separate project. If the project includes more than one landowner and the same treatment was applied along adjacent stream reaches, one OWRI submission can include multiple landowners.
If the project covers a large geographic area and occurs in multiple subbasins, work in each subbasin must be reported as a separate project (e.g. summarize treatments such as upland weed control in a geographic area no larger than an 8-digit HUC).
|Some projects are required to be reported under specific grant agreements or state or federal permits. An OWRI submission is required for projects funded by OWEB and ODFW Restoration & Enhancement grant programs (consult the grant agreement if you are unsure whether to report). Completed projects under DSL Wetland permits and DSL Large Wood and Boulder Placement permits are also required to be reported to OWRI. |
|Deadline for Reporting|
|Although we accept submissions throughout the year, please complete reporting of projects implemented in 2012 to OWRI by April 12, 2013. If the project used OWEB grant funds, consult the grant agreement for the reporting deadline. |
|Project Location Map Guidance|
|A project location map is required with your OWRI submission. Note: The following mapping guidance applies to all OWRI projects reported using the OWRI Online Reporting Tool. Please use the new upload feature within the tool to submit a project map. Additional guidance on uploading a map is provided on OWRIO's upload file page. |
To complement the online reporting of OWRI, OWEB suggests using an online tool for creating a project location map. In an attempt to standardize the map products received by OWEB for OWRI projects, we have created mapping guidance documents.
1. Advanced GIS Users-- One format OWEB would prefer to receive project location information in is one or several shapefiles that follow the OWRI guidelines, include specified attributes and is projected in the Oregon Lambert coordinate system. If the project has point, polygon and line features, three shapefiles should be submitted.
Click here for Step-by-Step Instructions for submitting a shapefile. (PDF)
2. Beginning GIS Users-- Another preferred format for submitting project location information is using the Oregon Explorer Map Viewer to create a PDF map.
Click here for Step-by-Step Instructions for submitting a map using Oregon Explorer. (PDF)