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The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission was created by the State Legislature in 1989 to establish policies, adopt rules necessary to execute the duties of the Department, set fees, acquire property, promote the state´s outdoor recreation policy, and appoint the OPRD director. Commissioners serve four-year terms. They are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate.

All public commission meetings are streamed live to Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/@oprddirectorsoffice5783/streams. Business meetings and training workshops are open to public attendance, and executive sessions aren't. Executive sessions do not include any actions or deliberations toward decisions.

As a courtesy, most business meetings include time for informal public comments. To register, select the month below and follow the registration link.

2023

September 19 & 20, 2023
Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa
4000 Westcliff Dr
Hood River, OR 97031

Draft Agenda
Tuesday September 19, 2023

TOUR:
8:30am Depart from Columbia Gorge Hotel - HCRH Trail Ride

12:30-1:00 Lunch

1:00pm – 3:00pm WORK-SESSION / TRAINING: 

Location: Columbia Gorge Hotel ​
 a)State Natural Areas Program

Wednesday September 20, 2023

Executive Session: 8:30am – Columbia Gorge Hotel 
The Commission will meet in Executive Session to discuss acquisition priorities and opportunities, and potential litigation. The Executive Session will be held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) and (h), and is closed to the public.

Business Meeting: 9:45am​

1. Commission Business
  a) Welcome and Introductions (Information)
  b) Approval of June 14, 2023 Minutes (Action)
  c) Approval of September 20, 2023 Agenda (Action)

2. Public Comment: Please submit written public comments no later than 5 p.m. September 18​, 2023 to chris.havel@oprd.oregon.gov.

3. Director’s Update

  a) OREC Update (Information)
  b) Introductions of New Staff (Information)
  c) Legislative Update (Information)
  d) TouVelle (Information)
  e) Delegated Authority (Action)  
  f) Nehalem Bay Cabins Contract (Action)

4. Budget

  a) Lottery - Budget Update & 2023-2025 Budget Update (Inform​ation)

5. Real Estate

  a) Sunset Bay - Lighthouse Beach -Proposed Donation (Information)
  b) Ontario SRS – Easement to City of Ontario (Information)
  c) North Santiam – Transfer to Marion County (Action)
  d) Cape Perpetua Area – Manulife (Information)
  e) Brian Booth SP – McKenzie River Trust – Proposed Donation (Information)

 
6. Community Engagement

  a) Natural Area Program – Fossil Registration Proposal (Action)
  b) Natural Area Program – Kingston Hill Provisional Registration  Renewal (Action)
  c) LGGP 2023 Planning Grants Recommendation (Action)
  d) LGGP 2023 Small Grants Recommendation (Action)
  e) LGGP 2023 Large Grants Recommendation (Action)
  f) LGGP 2022 Large Grants Recommendation Emendation (Action)
  g) Outdoor Recreation Solution Project Procurement 8504, Amendment 4 (Action)
  h) ODF Tillamook Forestry Center Staffing Funding, procurement #7909 (Action)


7. Heritage

  a) Heritage Division Updates (Information)

8. Rulemaking

  a)Request to adopt- OAR 736-018-0045- Adding updated Smith Rock Master    Plan to rule (Action)
  b) Request to adopt- OAR 736-024-0025- Amending Lincoln County Ocean Shore    Vehicle Use zones (Action)
  c) Request to open- OAR 736-010-0020 and 736-021-0040- Amending Park     exclusion rules (Action)
  d) Request to open- OAR 736-021-0090- Amending Territorial Sea Plan Rocky     Habitat Site Designation rules (Action)
  e) Request to open- OAR 736-004-0015- Amending ATV Class definitions​ (Action)

9. Reports

  a) Actions Taken Under Delegated Authority 
    i) Contracts and Procurement (Information)
   ii) Ocean Shores and Scenic Waterway Permits (Information)
  iii) Timber Harvest Revenue (Information)​

10. Commission Planning Calendar

  a) 2023 Planning Calendar (Information)
  b) 2024 Planning Calendar (Information​)


The services, programs and activities of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the commission assistant Denise Warburton at (503) 779-9729 or
Denise.warburton@oprd.oregon.gov at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.​





June 13 & 14, 2023
Sleep Inn & Suites
1847 NW 6th St
Redmond, OR 977

Draft Agenda
Tuesday June 13, 2023

TOUR:
8:30am Depart from Sleep Inn & Suites

WORK-SESSION / TRAINING: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Sleep Inn & Suites
 a)Beach Driving
 b)Property Disposition

Wednesday June 14, 2023

Executive Session: 8:30am – Sleep Inn & Suites
The Commission will meet in Executive Session to discuss acquisition priorities and opportunities, and potential litigation. The Executive Session will be held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) and (h), and is closed to the public.

Business Meeting: 9:45am

1. Commission Business
  a) Welcome and Introductions (Information)
  b) Approval of April 13, 2023 Minutes (Action)
  c) Approval of June 14, 2023 Agenda (Action)

2. Public Comment: Please submit written public comments no later than 5 p.m. June 12, 2023 to chris.havel@oprd.oregon.gov.

3. Director’s Update
  a) Legislative Update (Information)
  b) Director’s Expense Report (Action)
  c) Offshore Wind Planning Update (Information)


4. Budget
  a) Lottery - Budget Update (Information)

5. Real Estate
  a) North Santiam Transfer to Marion County (Information)
  b) Brian Booth - Beaver Flats Acquisition (Action)
  c) Request Adoption of Real Property Acquisition Policy PRP.010.000 (Action)
 
6. Community Engagement
  a) ATV Grant Recommendations (Action)
  b) ATV Program ODF & OSP Transfer Funds Contracts (Information)

7. Heritage
  a) Heritage Division Updates (Information)
  b) Veterans and War Memorial Grant Program- Grant Requests (Action)

8. Park Development Division
  a) Smith Rock Master Plan Approval (Action)
  b) Smith Rock Design Contract (Action)
  c) Mayer Boating Facility Improvements Construction Contract   (Action)
  d) Beverly Beach Water and Electrical Construction Contract (Action)
  e) Go Bond Projects Update (Information)

9. Rulemaking
  a) Request to Adopt Scenic Bikeways Rulemaking OAR 736-009-0020 to 736-009-0030 (Action)
  b) Rulemaking Update (Information)

10. Reports
  a) Actions Taken Under Delegated Authority
    i) Contracts and Procurement (Information)
   ii) Ocean Shores and Scenic Waterway Permits (Information)
  iii) Timber Harvest Revenue (Information)

7. Commission Planning Calendar
  a) 2023 Planning Calendar (Information)


The services, programs and activities of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the commission assistant Denise Warburton at (503) 779-9729 or
Denise.warburton@oprd.oregon.gov at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

April 12 & 13, 2023
SureStay Plus Best Western
Gold Beach Conference room
29232 Ellensburg Ave
Gold Beach, OR 97444


Draft Agenda
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Registration is required to to speak during the public comment time and is available at https://bit.ly/registerapr2023commission


Work Session / Training: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
a) Best Practices
c) Acquisition Criteria Wrap-up

Special Executive Session:  2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Commission will meet in Executive Session to discuss acquisition priorities and opportunities, and potential litigation. The Executive Session will be held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) and (h), and is closed to the public.

Thursday, April 13, 2023  

Executive Session:  8:30 a.m.
The Commission will meet in Executive Session to discuss acquisition priorities and opportunities, and potential litigation. The Executive Session will be held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) and (h), and is closed to the public.

Business Meeting:  9:45 a.m.

1.  Commission Business
    a) Welcome and Introductions (Information)
    b) Approval of February 23, 2023 Minutes (Action)
    c) Approval of April 13, 2023 Agenda (Action)
    
2.    Public Comment:  Please submit written public comments no later than 5 p.m. April 11, 2023 to chris.havel@oprd.oregon.gov

3.  Director’s Update    
    a) Legislative Update (Information)
    b) Best Practices (Action)

4.   Budget
    a) Budget Update (Information)

5.  Real Estate    
    a) Silver Falls – Reciprocal Access Easement with Neighbor (Action)
    b) Ochoco SSV (Action)
    c) Silver Falls – Go Bond Project Easement (Action)
    d) Oswald West SP – North Coast Land Conservancy Easement (Action)

6.  Community Engagement
     a) All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Grant Recommendation (Action)
     b) Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant Recommendations (Action)
     c) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant Recommendations (Action)
     d) Bifrost Cable Crossing Ocean Shore Alteration (Information)

7.   Heritage
     a) Heritage Division Updates (Information)

8.   Park Development Division
     a) Fort Stevens Guard House Project A&E Contract (Action)
     b) Fort Stevens Park Upgrade Project A&E Contract (Action)
     c) Fort Stevens Guard House Roof Package Contract (Action)
     d) Smith Rock Master Plan Status (Information)

9.  Rulemaking
       N/A

10.  Reports
     a)    Actions Taken Under Delegated Authority (Information)
          i)  Contracts and Procurement
          ii) Ocean Shores and Scenic Waterway Permits
          iii) Timber Harvest Revenue

11. Commission Planning Calendar
  a)  2023 Planning Calendar – Updated (Information)


The services, programs and activities of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the commission assistant Denise Warburton at (503) 779-9729 or Denise.warburton@oprd.oregon.gov at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.   

Meeting Minutes

February 22 & 23, 2023
Feb. 21 Update:
Because of the forecasted bad weather, the meeting is now online at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkqL6iVPBrfCTO27cNmCTwg/videos .

Registration is required to to speak during the public comment time and is available at https://bit.ly/registerfeb2023commission .

ODF&W Commission Conference Room
4034 Fairview Industrial Dr
Salem, OR 97302

​Draft Agenda

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Work-Session/Training: 1-4 p.m.
  • Acquisition Process/Procedure 
  • Best Practices 
​Thursday, February 23, 2023  

Executive Session: 8:30 a.m. 

The Commission will meet in Executive Session to discuss acquisition priorities and opportunities, and potential litigation. The Executive Session will be held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) and (h), and is closed to the public.

Business Meeting:  9:45 a.m. 

1. Commission Business 
a) Welcome and Introductions (Information)
b) Approval of November 16, 2022 Minutes (Action)
c) Approval of February 23, 2023 Agenda (Action)

2. Public Comment:  Please submit written public comments no later than 5 p.m. February 21 to chris.havel@oprd.oregon.gov ​​

3. Director’s Update
a) Office of Outdoor Recreation Update (Information) 
b) Outdoor Recreation Advisory Council (Action) 
c) Legislative Update (Information) 
d) TouVelle SP Update (Information​) 
e) Best Practices (Action) 

4. Budget
a)    Budget Update - Lottery Forecast (Information) 
b)   Governor’s Recommended Budget (Information)
     1)   Attachment A (Information)
     2)   Attachment B (Information)
     3)   Attachment C (Information)

5. Real Estate    
a) Minam SRA (Information) 
b) Ochoco SSV (Information)
c) Silver Falls Reciprocal Access Easement (Information) 
d) Iwetemlaykin SHS (Action) 

6. Community Engagement
a)    County Opportunity Grant Program – 2023 Grant Awards (Action) 
b)    Reservation System, Procurement 8504_Amendment 3 (Action) 

7. Heritage 
a) Heritage Division Updates (Information) 

8. Park Development Division
a)     Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pilot Project (Information) 
b)     Smith Rock Pedestrian Bridge Construction (Action

9.  Rulemaking
a) Request to Open Scenic Bikeways Rulemaking OAR 736-009-0020 to 736-009-0030 
b)    Request to Lincoln County ocean shore rulemaking 736-024-0025
  1)   Attachment A
  2)   Attachment B
  3)   Attachment C

10.   Reports
a) Actions Taken Under Delegated Authority (Information)

11. Commission Planning Calendar 
 a)  2023 Planning Calendar
(Information)​​​​​




2022


November 15 & 16

Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Annex
92937 Walluski Loop Astoria, OR 97103

Draft Agenda

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Work Session / Training : 1–4 p.m.
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund Program Administration, Part II
  • Real Estate Services Work Session

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Executive Session:

8:30am The Commission will meet in Executive Session to discuss acquisition priorities and opportunities, and potential litigation. The Executive Session will be held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) and (h), and is closed to the public.

Business Meeting: 9:45 a.m.

1. Commission Business
   a) Welcome and Introductions (Information)
   b) Approval of September 14, 2022 Minutes (Action)
   c) Approval of November 16, 2022 Agenda (Action)

2. Public Comment: Please submit written public comments no later than 5 p.m. November 10 to chris.havel@oprd.oregon.gov

3. Director’s Update
   a) NASPD Wrap-up (Information)

4. Budget
   a) 2023/25 Budget Update (Information)

5. Real Estate
   a) John Yeon SNS, Clatsop County Transfer (Action)
   b) Fort Stevens SO, VA Cemetery Disposition (Information)
   c) Frenchglen – Ross Acquisition (Action)
   d) Fogarty Creek SRA, Dimick Acquisition (Action)

6. Community Engagement
   a) Centennial Wrap-up (Information)

7. Heritage
   a) Heritage Division Updates (Information)

8. Park Development Division
   a) Go Bonds 2 Silver Falls, North Canyon Trail and Parking Lot (Action)
   b) Go Bond 22 Silver Falls Campground Overnight Expansion (Action)

9. Rulemaking
   a) Request to adopt Local Government Grant Rules, Division 6 (Action)
   b) Request to adopt Archaeology Permit Rules, Division 51 (Action)

10. Reports
  a) Actions Taken Under Delegated Authority (Information)
  b) KPM Report

11. Commission Planning Calendar
   a) 2023 Planning Calendar (Action)

Minutes

Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission

September 13-14, 2022
Zoom Meeting

Draft Agenda

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Zoom Meeting

WORK-SESSION / TRAINING: 1:45pm – 3:45pm

  • Land and Water Conservation Fund Program Administration
  • Property Disposition

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Zoom Meeting

Executive Session: 8:30am

The Commission will meet in Executive Session to discuss acquisition priorities and opportunities, and potential litigation. The Executive Session will be held pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(e) and (h), and is closed to the public.

Business Meeting: 9:45am

  1. Commission Business
    a) Welcome and Introductions (Information)
    b) Approval of June 15, 2022 Minutes (Action)
    c) Approval of September 14, 2022 Agenda (Action)

  2. Public Comment: Please submit written public comments no later than 5 p.m. September 12th to chris.havel@oprd.oregon.gov.

  3. Director’s Update
    a) Legislative Update (Information)
    b) Vietnam War Memorial Update (Information)

  4. Budget
    a) 2021-23 Agency Budget Update (Information​)

  5. Real Estate
    a) Frenchglen – Ross Acquisition (Action)
    b) Fort Yamhill (Information)
    c) Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area Asset Transfer (Action)

  6. Community Engagement
    a) LGGP Large Grants Recommendation (Action)
    b) LGGP Small Grants Recommendation (Action)
    c) LGGP Planning Grants Recommendation (Action)
    d) ATV Advisory Committee New Member Recommendations (Action)
    e) ORTAC Member Reappointments (Action)

  7. Heritage
    a) Heritage Division Updates (Information)

  8. Park Development Division
    a) Smith Rock Master Plan Update (Information)
    b) Nehalem Bay Project Update (Action)
    c) Collier Campground Improvements (Action)
    d) LaPine State Park North Loop Campground Paving Project (Action)

  9. Rulemaking
    a) Request to open Local Government Grant Rules, Division 6 (Action)
    b) Request to open Park Area Rules, Division 10 (Action)

  10. Reports
    a) Actions Taken Under Delegated Authority (Information: 210a(i), 10a(ii,iii))
        i) Contracts and Procurement
        ii) Ocean Shores and Scenic Waterway Permits
        iii) Timber Harvest Revenue

  11. Commission Planning Calendar (Information)

The services, programs and activities of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the commission assistant Denise Warburton at (503) 779-9729 or Denise.Warburton@oprd.oregon.gov at least 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting.


2021

November
September
March

Draft Agenda


Wednesday, March 18, 2021
Zoom Meeting


Business Meeting:  8:00 a.m.

1.   Approve agenda

2.   Commission Business

      a) The Cove Palisades - Wave Attenuator Contract Award
          (Action)

February


2020

2019

​Minutes

Audio 3 hours, 22 minutes

Packet

2018

​Minutes

Audio 3 hours, 13 minutes

Packet

​Minutes

Audio 2 hours, 32 minutes

Packet

Minutes

Audio 3 hours, 14 minutes

Packet

​Minutes

Audio 4 hours, 33 minutes

Packet

​Minutes

Audio 4 hours, 39 minutes

Packet


2023 Meeting Dates and Locations

February 22-23, Salem
April 12-13, South Coast
June 13-14, Smith Rock area
September 19-20, Columbia River Gorge
November TBD
(meeting dates and locations are subject to change)

Commissioners

Congressional District 1:
Jennifer H. Allen, Chair
Term expires February 2023

Congressional District 2:
Steven Grasty
Term expires May 2025

Congressional District 3:
Jonathan Blasher
Term expires June 2023

Congressional District 4:
Elizabeth Hill;
Term expires May 2025

Congressional District 5:
Vicki Berger
Term expires May 2025

East of the Cascades:
Vacant

West of the Coast Range:
Doug Deur
Term expires May 2025

Staff 

Lisa Sumption, Director
  
Denise Warburton, Executive Assistant to the Director and Commission
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C 
Salem, OR 97301 

Phone: (503) 779-9729 
Fax: (503) 986-0794