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Key Documents
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House and Senate Bills and Related Documents

  • House Bill 3700: Forest products tax to help fund Watershed Improvement Grant Fund. Signed and dated March 25, 1997
  • House Bill 5042: Appropriation of funds to state agencies from the general fund, in order to implement the Oregon Plan. Signed and dated march 25, 1997.
  • Senate Bill 924: recognition and implementation of Oregon Plan. Signed and dated March 25, 1997.
  • House Bill 5044: Adjustment of appropriations of funds that was originally determined in HB 5042, adjusting maximum agency budgets if new salmonid ESU’s were listed by NMFS. Signed and dated April 11, 1997
  • Letter of clarification sent from the president of the senate and speaker of the house to the Governor, discussing the appropriation of monies in HB 5042 and 5044, in relation to the listing of salmonid species in Oregon ESU’s. Dated and signed May 8, 1997.
  • House Bill 5044 (A-Engrossed)
  • House Bill 3225: Creating new provisions and amending previous Oregon Plan related legislature, (creation of IMST, GWEB becomes OWEB, new funding sources, provisions for acquisitions of land, ect.). Signed and dated August 20, 1999
  • Senate Bill 946: OWEB to coordinate information and data needs of natural resource agencies with the State Service Center for Geographic Information Systems. Passed by Senate June 28, 2001.
  • Senate Bill 945: OWEB shall submit an assessment report on the implementation and effectiveness of the Oregon plan to the Governor every odd year. Passed by Senate July 4, 2001

Budget Proposals, Notes, and Negotiations

  • Budget Report and Measure Summary for HB 5042. Received Mar 21, 1997
  • Memorandum on proposed ODFW Budget Notes. Dated June 19. 1997
  • Budget Note recommendation on SB 5504 with concerns to the appropriation of funds to the Oregon Department of Forestry, in order to meet the needs of the Healthy Streams Initiative
  • Proposed Distribution of Grant Funds through GWEB totaling $21,865,355 and alternate totaling 21,170,00
  • 1997-99 Oregon Coastal Salmon Restoration Initiative Budget Proposal for $30 million general fund budget and $15 million fall back plan.
  • OWEB letter announcing the on-line web release of the OWEB Funding Directory. Dated March 12, 2002
  • Background Brief, 2010​

Memoranda, Mission Statements, Team Charters, Executive Orders, and Related Meeting Notes

  • Memorandum of Agreement between the State of Oregon and the National Marine Fisheries Service. Signed and dated April 22, 1997
  • Mission and Goals of Salmon Strategy Team, April 30, 1997.
  • Memorandum of Understanding: Ten affected federal agencies agree on values concerning watershed health. Signed April 30, 1997
  • Oregon Watershed MOU Reinvention Laboratory Agreement, Signed July 1998 by Governor Kitzhaber and Vice President Gore
  • Oregon Plan For Salmon and Watersheds Monitoring Team Charter. Signed by Agency directors, 8/9/99-9/1/99.
  • Desired Outcomes of the Oregon plan for Salmon and Watersheds 1999
  • Meeting Agenda for Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds, 2000 and Beyond. Meeting took place March 14, 2000.
  • Memorandum from Governor Kitzhaber to Directors of Agencies Responsible for the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds. Memorandum outlines Oregon Plan Principles of Cooperation and Collaboration and sets meeting date for aforementioned subject on March 14, 2000.
  • Memorandum and agenda for meeting entitled, “Shaping Government for the future: A meeting of the Natural Resource and Community Solutions Team Boards and Commissions. Meeting took place May 12, 2000.
  • Memorandum and Charter Agreement for Coordination of State Agency Field Operations with respects to the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds. Dated June, 2000.
  • 1999 Oregon Plan Implementation Report for State Agency Measures Executive Summary. August, 2000
  • Implementation Team Charter: Draft 7/19/02
  • Strategic Framework for Oregon Plan Implementation (Matrix) 7/23/02

NOAA Federal Registers: ESA listings

  • NOAA Federal Register Vol. 62, No. 138 dated July 18, 1997: Interim rule governing take of the threatened Southern Oregon/ Northern California Coast ESU of Coho Salmon.
  • NOAA Federal Register Vol. 64, No.86 dated May 5, 1999: Designates critical Habitat as Central California Coast and Southern Oregon/ Northern California Coast Coho Salmon.
  • NOAA Federal Register Vol. 64, No. 215 dated November 8, 1999: Definition of “Harm” as it relates to take.
  • NOAA Federal Register Vol. 65, No. 132 dated July 10, 2000, listing threatened anadromous specie ESU’s, and final rules governing take.
  • NOAA news release dated March 11, 2002: NMFS seeks judicial approval to withdraw it critical habitat designations for 19 Salmon and Steelhead populations. Attached is federal register Vol. 65, No. 32, concerning the above listed 19 ESU’s.
  • Executive Order No. EO 99-01: Outlines state agency responsibility to implementing and monitoring the progress of The Oregon Plan For Salmon and Watersheds as it pertains to each individual agency.

Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds Publications