OWEB Long-Term Investment Strategy for Conservation Update

OWEB Partners:
Thank you for your continued engagement and feedback on OWEB's proposed direction for its Long- Term Investment Strategy for Conservation.

What we heard from you

I am pleased to share with you the report summarizing the recent Long-Term Investment Strategy Listening Sessions. Over 100 people attended in person and nearly 30 participated on line. We also received your input via an online survey, email and mail correspondence. As a group, your ideas demonstrate that you are thinking creatively and support our efforts to be more clear about our priorities as a funder. The following links contain our report on the listening sessions and background on the Long-Term Investment Strategy.

Proposal [pdf]
Background information [OWEB's website]
2013 Listening Session Report [pdf]

The report includes:

  • A short executive summary of the process and common themes and highlights from the input we received
  • Appendices of all comments we received including unedited emails, survey responses, letters and flip chart notes from the Listening Sessions

Next steps - the June 2013 Board Meeting in Pendleton

At the June 2013 Board meeting in Pendleton, staff will request:

  • Board adoption of the Framework for Grant Investments and Proposed Direction for its Long-Term Investment Strategy;
  • Board adoption of the 2013-15 Spending Plan; and
  • Board discussion of staff priority work for the next two years.

OWEB will post staff reports regarding these three topics prior to the Board meeting.

Please feel free to call or email me or Lauri Aunan (503-986-0047) with any questions.

Thank you for your interest in Oregon’s watersheds and communities.

Tom Bayler, OWEB Director

URLs for links above:
Proposal: http://www.oregon.gov/OWEB/docs/2012-LTIS-Files/LTIS-Proposal-ataglance.pdf
Background information: http://www.oregon.gov/OWEB/Pages/LTIS-for-conservation.aspx
2013 Listening Session Report: http://www.oregon.gov/OWEB/docs/2012-LTIS-Files/2013-OWEB-LTIS-Listening...
Staff Reports: http://www.oregon.gov/OWEB/Pages/boardmtgs/boardmtg_SR_june13.aspx