Senate Bill 945 directs the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) to develop and implement a statewide Monitoring Program in coordination with state natural resource agencies for activities conducted under the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds (OPSW). OWEB is also obligated to ensure that investment in local restoration activities result in positive environmental, cultural, and economic benefits.
OWEB´s multiple Oregon Plan roles require
OWEB programs support efforts that improve water quality, restore salmon runs, and strengthen ecosystems that are critical to healthy watersheds and sustainable communities.
Oregon’s inter-agency STRategic Enterprise Approach to Monitoring (STREAM) Team provides a forum for discussing the needs of individual agencies related to water monitoring, natural resources data management, and information sharing to meet Oregon’s broader goals and objectives. In addition to OWEB, STREAM Team partners include Oregon’s Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Quality, Fish & Wildlife, Forestry, Water Resources, State Lands, Oregon Health Authority, and technical assistance from Oregon State University.
STREAM Team Mid and North Coast Monitoring Summit
Oregon Plan Monitoring Team (OPMT)
Convened by OWEB to review Open Solicitation Monitoring Grants, the OPMT includes representation from Oregon’s Departments of Agriculture, Fish & Wildlife, Forestry, Environmental Quality, and Water Resources. Through the collaborative grant review process, OPMT fosters communication and data sharing among these agency partners.