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Monitoring Grants

Overview

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) funds monitoring projects proposed by eligible partners within the state of Oregon (per Oregon Administrative Rule 695, Division 25). Funded monitoring projects may include: gathering baseline data on current conditions in a watershed, evaluating the specific efforts of management actions, or comparing similar watershed components before and after a project. All monitoring projects must be developed within the context of the entire watershed, follow OWEB approved protocols, and use the information to implement or direct projects to enhance or sustain the health of watersheds. Monitoring applications must describe the specific habitat, stream, vegetation, macroinvertebrates, fish, other animals, invasive species, soil, and/or water quality and quantity variables measured. Applicants must explain the monitoring question and how it fits into the larger watershed context, and provide information about local assessments or plans tied to the project, and/or provide information about complementary monitoring efforts conducted by partners as part of a broader plan.

Eligible Monitoring Types

If you have questions about the eligibility of your monitoring proposal, please contact Ken Fetcho and/or the Regional Program Representative for the region in which the monitoring will take place. See OWEB's Online Application Guidance for more eligibility details.

Resources

Online Monitoring Application Tutorial (Recorded webinar, August 2018. 2hr)

Water Quality Monitoring and Reporting Requirements (Recorded webinar with OWEB and DEQ, May 2019. 1hr 20min)

Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program (DEQ website)

Monitoring for the Oregon Plan

Field and Technical Guides

If you would like technical input from state agency monitoring experts as you develop your monitoring application please contact the following Oregon Plan Monitoring Team (OPMT) agencies.

Contact

Ken Fetcho, Effectiveness Monitoring Coordinator

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