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September webinar (September 19th 10:00-11:30 AM)

“Using Drones and Low Elevation Remote Sensing Technology to Measure
Changes in the Environment”

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!

Presentation slides:

  1. Herb Winters’ Prezi
  2. Lauren Burns’ PDF
  3. Matt Barker’s PPTX


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, will briefly introduce the topic and explain what OWEB hopes to achieve in the future relating to drone technology before the panelists begin their presentation.


  • 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

Previous webinar (August 15th):

“401 Water Quality Certifications for Restoration”

Access the recording: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/9103360743550481160

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.

Webinar Archive

2019 Webinars

July 18th, 2019 - Your OWEB Grant from Start to Finish

June 20, 2019 - Beaver Dam Analogs and Post-Assisted Log Structures: Cost-Effective, Scalable Methods for Region-Wide Stream Restoration

May 16, 2019- Government Relations for Conservation Organizations: Furthering conservation through partners, allies, advocacy

March 21, 2019- Riparian Restoration Monitoring for Salmonids in a Multiple Use Context

February 21, 2019- Aquatic Noxious Weeds:  Ecosystem Game Changers

January 17, 2019- Low-Impact Development:  The Role of SWCDs, Watershed Councils, and Land Trusts in Urban Development

2018 Webinars

December 20, 2018- Seeing Our Conservation Work Through the Lens of Climate Change

December 6, 2018- Oregon Dept. of Forestry Streamside Protections Reviews: Western Oregon and Siskiyou

November 15, 2018- 2018 Tidegate Update and Discussion

November 9, 2018- Insights from Willamette Watershed Council Capacity Study

November 1, 2018- Lending to Landowners using the State Revolving Fund

September 20, 2018- Using Open Source Technology to Simplify Watershed Transparency and Collaboration

August 23, 2018- OWEB’s On-line Monitoring Application Tutorial

July 19, 2018- Developing Your Core Message (and other great communications tips) with Oregon Lottery

June 21, 2018- Thinking Like an OWEB Review Team – a conversation with Regional Program Reps

May 17, 2018- The 2017 Nationwide 401 Water Quality Certification Program

March 15, 2018- Using the News Media for Conservation Outreach:  Hows and Whys of Telling Your Story to Journalists

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

2016-2017 Webinars

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

June 29, 2017 – Outdoor Education Momentum in Oregon

June 22, 2017 – Watershed Restoration Prioritization Using Finescale Modeling and Field Verification

November 17, 2016 – Insurance and Risk Management: Protecting Your Council

September 28, 2016 – Using Logic Models