Nested under OWEB’s Strategic Plan, the purpose of the Long-Term Investment Strategy for Conservation is to identify how the OWEB Board intends to structure its grant portfolio and policy direction to achieve its mission, priorities and ecological outcomes. One goal is to increase transparency around OWEB’s investment priorities and decision processes so that grant applicants and the public can better understand OWEB’s programs and objectives and align their work with them when needed.
To that end, in the spring of 2012, OWEB initiated a series of statewide Listening Sessions to kick off the development of the Long-Term Investment Strategy.
Roadmap to the Long-Term Investment Strategy
Stakeholders, including partners, grantees, and other local citizens provided useful ideas to OWEB's board from which they developed a framework for grant investments and a proposed Direction for a Long-Term Investment Strategy for Conservation.
The proposed direction for the strategy at-a-glance
Proposed Direction for OWEB's Long-Term Investment Strategy for Conservation (PDF)
The Board sought feedback on these ideas through a second set of Listening Sessions in early 2013.
Listening Session Agenda (PDF)
2013 Listening Session Report (PDF)
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