Hood River, OR—The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission will convene Sept. 19 and 20 in Hood River, Oregon for their fourth meeting of the year.
On Sept. 19, commissioners will convene a work session from 1 to 2 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Hotel, 4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River to learn about the State Natural Areas program and the effects of wildfires on state parks.
On Sept. 20, commissioners will meet in executive session at 8:30 a.m. at Columbia Gorge Hotel, 4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River to discuss the agency executive’s performance evaluation, real estate, and legal issues. Executive sessions are closed to the public. A business meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m. and will be open to the public.
Anyone may attend or listen to the business meeting; instructions on how to listen will be posted on the commission web page prior to the meeting.
The business meeting includes time for informal public comment related to any items not on the agenda. Registration is required to speak at the meeting if attending online, and is available online at https://bit.ly/registersept2023commission.
The deadline to register to speak at the meeting virtually is 5 p.m., Sept. 18. No advance registration is required to speak in person at the meeting. Time per speaker is limited to three minutes. Please submit written public comments by 5 p.m., Sept. 18 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The full agenda and supporting documents are posted on the commission web page, https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/CAC/Pages/CAC-oprc.asp...
. Notable requests:
• transfer of North Santiam property to Marion County
• Local Government Grant Program recommendations for planning, small and large grants
• Outdoor Recreation Solution project procurement
• Oregon Department of Forestry Center staffing funding procurement
• Administrative rule requests to:
o add the Updated Smith Rock Master Plan to rule
o amend the Lincoln County Ocean Shore Vehicle Use zones
o open rulemaking to amend Territorial Sea Plan Rocky Habitat Site Designation rules
o open rulemaking to amend state park exclusion rules
o open rulemaking to amend ATV Class definitions
Anyone needing special accommodations to attend the meeting should contact Denise Warburton, commission assistant, at least three days in advance: email@example.com
The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission promotes outdoor recreation and heritage by establishing policies, adopting rules and setting the budget for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The seven members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. They serve four-year terms and meet several times a year at locations across the state.