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Watershed Mgt. Camp

Oregon Watershed Management Camp

HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, 1 hour east of Eugene

Thursday and Friday, May 16-17, 2019
Registration closes April 30, 11 p.m. 

The Network board is bringing back this popular low-cost, high-value training/networking event for Oregon watershed councils. The two-day event will include workshops and a tour on the latest restoration, fundraising, community outreach, and monitoring approaches from across the state, as well as a management track. It will also be a great opportunity to connect with peers in a supportive low-key environment.

Who?  Oregon watershed council staff (coordinators, Exec Directors, project managers, outreach staff etc)

Dates:  May 16-17, 2019 (field tour afternoon of May 17)

Location:  HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, 1 hour east of Eugene

Cost:  The base registration fee is $158 for staff of current Network member councils and $175 for staff of non-members (call us if you aren’t sure which you are) and includes 5 meals (plus snacks and coffee), sessions and tour.  Inexpensive dorm-style double-occupancy lodging is available on site for a small additional fee, and six single (first-come-first served) occupancy rooms are available for a $56 surcharge.  Eventbrite also charges a processing fee for on-line registration.

THANK YOU to River Design Group for their sponsorship of this event!

Lodging:  Dorm-style lodging is available on-site but there are also local off-site hotel/motel and Air BnB options available through the internet. The dorm rooms are quite decent and include linens. Tent camping is available on the grounds and tenters have access to camp showers.  BYOT-3  (bring your own tent, towels, and toiletry).

  1. Social Media & Community Engagement- Making the most of social media platforms to engage the full spectrum of watershed communities (Speakers include Michael Ward, Umatilla Watershed Council, Courtney Beckel, Johnson Creek Watershed Council)
  2. Water Conservation- Funding, New Approaches, & Watershed Council Roles (Including Hood River Water Conservation Program & Irrigation Water Management for Spanish speakers, Cindy Thieman, Hood River Watershed Group)
  3. Fundraising- Novel approaches, newer sources, individual/corporate donor programs
  4. Recent Regulatory/Permitting Challenges & Issues- Including updates & discussions on soon to be required Stream Function Assessment Method for DSL permits & new wetland delineation requirements.
  5. Habitat Restoration & Management- Lessons Learned on Watershed Restoration Projects (i.e., when things went wrong), Results from a 15-year Riparian Restoration Study & How to Engage Landowners in Riparian Restoration, Jon Souder
  6. Program Effectiveness Monitoring- Telling a Story with your Monitoring Results (Moderated by Ken Fetch, OWEB Effectiveness Monitoring Coordinator
  7. Evening activities: watershed council awards, BYOB campfire !!!
  8. Field Trip: South Fork McKenzie Stage “0” Restoration Tour with McKenzie River Watershed Council & US Forest Service   
Registration package options:

1. Registration only (lodging off-site on your own) = $175

2. Registration plus one-night dorm-style lodging and meals (May 15 or 16) double occupancy* = $223

3. Registration plus two-night dorm-style lodging and meals (May 15 and 16) double occupancy* = $251

4. Registration plus one night on-site tent camping and meals (showers available) (May 15 or 16) = $195

5. Registration plus two nights on-site tent camping and meals (showers available) (May 15 and 16) = $215

Optional add-on:  Single occupancy surcharge = $56 (limited availability) if you prefer not to share a room

*Indicate on the registration form if you have a preferred roommate and let us know who they are. If you are staying in the dorms only one night, please indicate which night (Wed, May 15 or Thurs. May 16).

To register, click here

We apologize that we can’t offer a one-day registration option because of our fixed costs.  We are aiming to keep the event affordable for everyone so we are budgeting tightly!

For questions, please call the office at 971-701-6699 or email shawn@oregonwatersheds.org

Business Partner Opportunity! Become a WMC sponsor.

Watershed Management Camp is a great opportunity for businesses to partner with the Network and develop working relationships with local watershed groups. Event business opportunities and benefits include:

  1. Free registration for up to two business employees
  2. Free display table to promote your business
  3. Business name, logo and website link printed in event program materials and PowerPoint, verbal acknowledgement, and event banner name and logo
  4. Workshop training opportunity to demonstrate your expertise in watershed restoration – let us know if you have a restoration topic to share with Oregon watershed councils in a training environment.  

Please contact Shawn Morford at shawn@oregonwatersheds.org for more details. This event is a great opportunity to connect directly with local councils and work together in restoring Oregon’s rivers, streams and lands 

About River Design Group – sponsor of Watershed Management Camp

River Design Group is a team of highly skilled professionals that combine science-based knowledge with proven restoration techniques to advance the field of ecosystem and river restoration. We have professional engineers, geomorphologists, biologists, and wetland specialists to handle all river restoration requirements. Our staff have over 300 years of combined restoration experience with more than 400 restoration design projects, 1,200 river miles assessed or restored, 50 culverts designed for fish passage, and 25 dams removed.  With offices in Oregon and Montana, our projects range throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West.  Website is: http://www.riverdesigngroup.com/