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Next webinar: August 15th at 10:00 AM

“401 Water Quality Certifications for Restoration”

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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.

About the presenter: Sara Christensen currently serves as the statewide 401 water quality certification coordinator for the Oregon DEQ. Prior to this, Sara worked for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture as the Water Quality Coordinator. As part of this position, Sara represented agriculture on the Invasive Species Council and the Water Quality Monitoring Council, and served on the National Gulf Hypoxia Taskforce for Indiana. Sara has also worked for Indiana’s 401 water quality certification program after spending time as a wetland consultant. Sara has a MS in Geology from Indiana University.

Previous webinar (July 18th):

“Your OWEB Grant from Start to Finish”

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This webinar will provide participants with the know-how to take an idea all the way from project development, to successfully obtaining an OWEB grant, and managing the project through completion and monitoring. Content is geared toward project managers working within the Open Solicitation grant program, but the information is useful for anyone working with OWEB funding who wants to confidently and efficiently navigate the process. The webinar is broken into three components:

  1. To Boldly Go – taking a project from an idea to a reality
  2. I Need More Power! – a project becomes a grant
  3. Live Long & Prosper – wrapping up and monitoring a project

The webinar was presented by OWEB staff Katie Duzik and Sue Greer and was modeled after the three-session workshop recently presented at the CONNECT 2019 conference in Sunriver. Katie and Sue are Regional Program Representatives for OWEB’s North Coast and Mid-Columbia regions, respectively.

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Webinar Archive

2019 Webinars

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