Webinars occur every 2 months, at 10:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Sign up for email announcements about the OrCP webinars!
Last month’s webinar (January 16th): “Recent Changes in Oregon Law That Affect Your Nonprofit Organization”
Download the Summary – Chapter 65 Update
The Oregon legislature passed a bill in 2019 to amend the Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Act that just took effect this month, on January 1, 2020. There are numerous changes in the law that affect your nonprofit organizations. This presentation will explain these changes in Oregon law and answer questions about how they apply to your specific organizations. Note that this webinar is about nonprofits, specifically, and there is no discussion of laws affecting SWCDs.
About the Presenter:
David E. Atkin is the Director and Attorney of the Center for Nonprofit Law. He has provided legal counsel to Watershed Councils in the past and has participated in the CONNECT conference.
Descriptions and recordings for past webinars are below, organized by year. When you click the recording link, you will be asked to “register.” Registration data help us better serve our members and audience, and report the success of these webinars to our funders (thank you, OWEB!). Registering will not subscribe you to OrCP emails.
You can find recordings of past 2020 webinars here starting in March.
"Escaping the Too Lean Budget Trap: Using Federally Negotiated Indirect Cost Rates to get what you actually need," presented by Tara Choate (OWEB Grants Payment Coordinator) and Rob Hoshaw (Long Tom Watershed Council Operations Director).
Description: Many nonprofits are all to familiar with operating on lean budgets and the struggle to fund capacity and operational costs. “Administration” or “indirect costs” are words often attached to a negative connotation, and yet these activities provide the essential infrastructure for an organization to succeed in its mission. An indirect cost rate agreement can be one tool to help provide funding for admin and operations. Nonprofits who consistently receive funds from a federal funder may want to consider applying for a federally-negotiated indirect cost rate (FNICR). It may sound scary and mystifying, but it doesn’t have to be! For the last nine years, the Long Tom Watershed Council has applied for an FNICR, and Rob Hoshaw of LTWC will share their experiences on how the process has worked, as well as some tips and suggestions to demystify the FNICR application process. Tara Choate from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board will talk about the differences between direct and indirect costs and explain the FNICR process from a funder perspective.
Attachments: Powerpoint Escaping the Too-Lean Budget Trap
"Oregon's 100-Year Water Vision." with OWEB Executive Director, Meta Loftsgaarden. Learn more about the 100-Year Water Vision in this webinar and on the Vision website: www.oregonwatervision.org
Watch the recording!
When you click the recording link, you will be asked to "register." Registration data help us better serve our members and audience, and report the success of these webinars to our funders (thank you, OWEB!). Registering will not subscribe you to OrCP emails.
- Draft 100-Year Water Vision (version 0.7)
- 100-Year Water Vision presentation slides
- To share your insights about Oregon's 100-Year Water Vision, take this survey by December 13!
The Governor’s Natural Resources Office and state agencies are working to learn more about Oregon’s water infrastructure needs. Meta Loftsgaarden has been touring the state for Community Conversations in which community leaders and decision-makers have discussed the draft 100-Year Water Vision. This webinar is a great opportunity for those of you who missed the Conversations to get an update on the Vision! Meta briefly presented the draft plan, answered excellent questions from the audience, and described how stakeholders like the watershed councils, land trusts, and SWCDs on the call could have a voice in the Vision.
September 19, 2019 - "Using Drones and Low Elevation Remote Sensing Technology to Measure Changes in the Environment"
Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly
being used to record images before and after restoration actions are implemented across our watersheds. This technology offers the potential to monitor impacts associated with restoration actions that are more efficient when compared to ground based methods. Yet, the learning curve is steep to apply this technology and create a useful product in a timely manner. Three speakers will provide a short presentation that describes their approach to using this technology to answer their monitoring
questions and describe challenges, lessons learned and recommendations. A question and answer session will follow the three presentations.
- Ken Fetcho, OWEB Effectiveness Monitoring Coordinator
- Herb Winters, Gilliam SWCD District Manager
- Lauren Burns, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Fishery Biologist
- Matt Barker, OSU Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management Graduate Student
Due to an error in GoToWebinar, this webinar was not recorded in full. Presentation slides are available below, and contain presenters' contact information in case you have questions for them. We apologize for any inconvenience!
August 15, 2019 - "401 Water Quality Certifications for Restoration"
401 Water Quality Certification is one part of the permitting process for projects that require in-water work. Restoration work often requires this kind certification prior to construction. In-water work includes dam removals, stream relocations, and placing materials in streams and/or wetlands. This webinar will discuss when a 401 WQC is required, and why certification is important in Oregon. We will discuss steps to certification, including fees and land use requirements.
Presented by Sara Christensen, the statewide 401 water quality certification coordinator for the Oregon DEQ.
July 18th, 2019 - Your OWEB Grant from Start to Finish
- Access the recording
- Powerpoint: OWEB Grant from Start to Finish
- Oregon rules and statutes governing OWEB, including rules on grant eligibility
- OWEB Grant Eligibility Criteria (zipped folder)
June 20, 2019 - Beaver Dam Analogs and Post-Assisted Log Structures: Cost-Effective, Scalable Methods for Region-Wide Stream Restoration
- Download the recording here
- BDAs and PALs Powerpoint
- If you have questions about the webinar, including where to find some of the sources mentioned in the presentation, feel free to email Dr. Chris Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 16, 2019- Government Relations for Conservation Organizations: Furthering conservation through partners, allies, advocacy
- Recording: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7028743926410931203
- Handout: Government Relations Toolkit http://www.oregonwatersheds.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Government-Relations-Toolkit-20190109.pdf
- Handout: Tips from OACD Executive Director and former Oregon State Representative Jan Lee http://www.oregonwatersheds.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/legislators-view.docx
March 21, 2019- Riparian Restoration Monitoring for Salmonids in a Multiple Use Context
- Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6082570190241491715
- Handout: http://www.oregonwatersheds.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/handout-Averett-et-al._2018_Livestock-Riparian-Guidlines_Rangeland-EcolMgmt.pdf
- Handout: http://www.oregonwatersheds.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/handout-Averett-et-al._2017_Deer-Elk-Riparian-Heribvory_Forest-EcologyMgmt-1.pdf
- Handout: http://www.oregonwatersheds.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/handout-Averett-et-al._2017_Data-in-Brief_Deer-Elk-Herbivory-Riparian-Shrubs_FEM-1.pdf
February 21, 2019- Aquatic Noxious Weeds: Ecosystem Game Changers
- Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/821790778884120834
- Handout: Scatter Collins plant surveys PSU BSWCD 2017
- Powerpoint: ODA Aquatics Webinar slides
January 17, 2019- Low-Impact Development: The Role of SWCDs, Watershed Councils, and Land Trusts in Urban Development
December 20, 2018- Seeing Our Conservation Work Through the Lens of Climate Change
- Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1224185644956417027
- Handout: Quick Facts Regarding Climate Change and Land Protection
December 6, 2018- Oregon Dept. of Forestry Streamside Protections Reviews: Western Oregon and Siskiyou
- Handout – talking points- Siskiyou
- Handout- talking points- Western Oregon
- Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7011158334956629762
- Slides- ODF Streamside Protection Reviews
November 15, 2018- 2018 Tidegate Update and Discussion
- Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4622590268946858499
- Slides- Tidegate webinar
November 9, 2018- Insights from Willamette Watershed Council Capacity Study
- Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1693995969379374849
- Slides- http://www.oregonwatersheds.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Council-Capacity-Webinar.pptx
November 1, 2018- Lending to Landowners using the State Revolving Fund
- Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6014698433916914946
- Slides- Local Community Loans
- Slides- http://www.oregonwatersheds.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Clackamas-SWCD-slides.pptx
September 20, 2018- Using Open Source Technology to Simplify Watershed Transparency and Collaboration
August 23, 2018- OWEB’s On-line Monitoring Application Tutorial
- Recording: Monitoring Application Tutorial Webinar
July 19, 2018- Developing Your Core Message (and other great communications tips) with Oregon Lottery
- Recording: Developing Your Core Message Webinar
June 21, 2018- Thinking Like an OWEB Review Team – a conversation with Regional Program Reps
- Recording: Thinking Like an OWEB Review Team Webinar
May 17, 2018- The 2017 Nationwide 401 Water Quality Certification Program
- Recording: 401 Certification Webinar
March 15, 2018- Using the News Media for Conservation Outreach: Hows and Whys of Telling Your Story to Journalists
- Recording: Using Media Webinar
February 15, 2018 – Lessons In Collaboration (creating a shared space center for environmental organizations)
January 18, 2018 – Americorps as a Resource for Oregon Watershed Councils, Land Trusts, and SWCDs
November 16, 2017 – Cultural Resource Protection
October 12, 2017 – Databases for River and Watershed Groups
August 24, 2017 – Exploring Partnerships with Human Health Sector
August 10, 2017 – Accomplishing Watershed and Outdoor Education in 2017 and Beyond
- Recording: Watershed and Outdoor Education Webinar
June 29, 2017 – Outdoor Education Momentum in Oregon
June 22, 2017 – Watershed Restoration Prioritization Using Finescale Modeling and Field Verification
- Recording: Restoration Prioritization Webinar
November 17, 2016 – Insurance and Risk Management: Protecting Your Council
September 28, 2016 – Using Logic Models
- Recording: Using Logic Models Webinar