Willamette Partnership - RFIP and Training Opportunity

Request for Informal Proposals
Please be advised that a Request for Informal Proposals for the development of a stream functions assessment methodology has been released as of Monday, January 23, 2012. The posting can be found on the Willamette Partnership’s website http://willamettepartnership.org/news-and-publications/request-for-infor... or you can request a copy by calling (503) 681-5112.

The project is part of a three year EPA Wetlands Program Development Grant that is developing a function-based stream mitigation framework for Oregon in order to effectively implement stream mitigation policy in Oregon. Project Partners include: The Willamette Partnership, Oregon Department of State Lands, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District, Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, and the City of Portland.

Deadline for submitting proposals is February 17, 2012 at 4:00PM (PST). There will be a pre-proposal webinar conference on Friday January 27, at 8:00 AM (PST). For more information regarding the webinar, please contact Joni Elteto at eltetoj@willamettepartnership.org or call (503) 681-5112.

Ecosystem Credit Accounting Training 2012
As ecosystem markets emerge around the world, demand is growing for standards and tools that ensure these markets achieve their environmental goals with credibility, efficiency, and transparency. To meet this need, the Willamette Partnership led a broad collaborative effort between public, private and non-profit stakeholders to create the Counting on the Environment protocols, standards, and tools.

The Counting on the Environment’s Ecosystem Credit Accounting System (http://willamettepartnership.org/ecosystem-credit-accounting) was designed to assist practitioners who are participating in or interested in ecosystem markets. The associated training program is open to individuals or groups and the modules can be taken individually or as a program ranging from one to six days.

If you are interested in signing up for the program, please fill out our enrollment form and send it to Joni at eltetoj@willamettepartnership.org or by mail 2550 SW Hillsboro Hwy., Hillsboro, OR 97123. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come basis, so please get your request in as soon as possible. If you are interested in scheduling a customized training for a group in your area or having a private training in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, please contact us at info@willamettepartnership.org or call (503) 681-5112.