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CONNECT 2019

April 9, 2019, 9:00 AM (PDT)
April 11, 2019, 12:00 PM (PDT)
Sunriver, OR

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CONNECT 2019

Presenting + Sponsoring

Oregon's top conservation professionals will be headed to Sunriver this April to address today's natural resource challenges and look ahead to future issues. Attendees will go home with new strategies and techniques to implement conservation, increase public education, lead staff, and build partnerships.


Clackamas Partnership and Sitka present the following panel:

  • Securing an OWEB Focused Investment Partnership with the Help of Open-Source Technology
    Thursday, 11 April 2019 @ 9:45am
    Presenters:  Cheryl McGinnis (Clackamas Partnership), John Runyon (Cascade Environmental Group), and John Burns (Sitka Technology Group)

    Panel Overview:
    The Clackamas Partnership was recently awarded an $8.7m grant through the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board's (OWEB) Focused Investment Partnership (FIP) program. The grant supports comprehensive fish habitat restoration, outreach, monitoring, and other activities over a six-year investment period starting in 2019 and ending in 2025.

    The Partnership, a collaboration of over 15 Portland Metro area watershed councils and government agencies, has been using an open-source platform for restoration project development and to track performance metrics that measure improvements in watershed health in the Clackamas River Basin, Johnson Creek, and other urban streams. The Project Tracker has proven to be an important tool for project planning and implementation. Since its launch in 2016, the online tool has provided an efficient and transparent platform for engaging the restoration partners, land owners, and public. The application provides a wealth of information about current, completed, and proposed projects across the region. Program details can be evaluated at a range of spatial scales and queried for details on limiting factors addressed, focal fish species impacted, performance measures, funding sources, and more.

    The panel will discuss how they developed their winning grant proposal with an emphasis on the role technology played in the process.