OWEB supports monitoring and reporting for the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds (OPSW) by:
- providing grants for monitoring current conditions in a watershed and evaluating the effects of restoration and conservation actions
- convening interagency teams to coordinate on monitoring related initiatives and issues
- compiling data on restoration actions (see the Oregon Watershed Restoration Inventory)
- producing the OPSW Biennial Reports that document progress for the Oregon Plan
Oregon Plan Monitoring Team (OPMT)
Convened by OWEB to review Open Solicitation monitoring grants, the OPMT includes representation from Oregon’s Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Quality, Fish and Wildlife, Forestry, and Water Resources. Through the collaborative grant review process, OPMT fosters communication and data sharing among these agency partners.
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 and Wildlife, Forestry, State Lands, and Water Resources, Oregon Health Authority, and technical assistance from Oregon State University.
STREAM Team Mid and North Coast Monitoring Summit
The following overview document outlines the responsibilities, monitoring, and information needs for each of Oregon’s state agencies engaged in water monitoring efforts. The document is intended for use as a reference by natural resources practitioners engaging in conversations about water monitoring and information needs throughout Oregon.
Monitoring Strategy for Oregon's Waters, an Inter-Agency Approach