Working with a representative stakeholder work group convened by Oregon Parks and Recreation District to assist in developing an alternative for managing Bates Pond that meets multiple objectives, focusing on maintaining cultural and historic values and addressing fish passage and habitat needs.
As a follow up from OC’s 2012 Columbia Basin Salmon and Steelhead Situation Assessment, NOAA fisheries has announced a new basin-wide collaborative forum to reconcile overlapping efforts for salmon and steelhead into a consistent and comprehensive set of integrated goals that provide a common path toward recovery. OC is continuing to provide consultation services to …Read More
At the request of the Governor’s office, OC is providing neutral facilitation and coordination support for the community of Roseburg in the wake of the UCC shooting. A Leadership Team and Coordinating Council have been formed to facilitate communication, prioritization and decision making between social and mental health service providers.
The Harney County Watershed Council has asked Oregon Consensus to facilitate place based water resource planning for the Malheur Lake Basin, per a pilot grant from Oregon Water Resources Department.
Working with the local leaders and outside interests in supporting the High Desert Partnership’s effort to continue to expand the effectiveness and use of collaborative problem solving in Harney County. These efforts will focus on social, economic, and ecological challenges facing the community. OC is continuing to support the effort and fostering communication and opportunities …Read More
The Burns, Oregon, district of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has engaged Oregon Consensus to convene and facilitate the BLM Burns District Wildfire Collaborative. The goal of the group is to increase fire resiliency in southeast Oregon by improving collaboration and communication related to fire prevention, response, and recovery.
The Sage-Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon) is an unprecedented collaborative effort among federal, state, and private stakeholders to address landscape-scale threats to greater sage-grouse while acknowledging rural economic and community interests across eastern Oregon’s sagebrush range. Resulting from the SageCon process, the 2015 Oregon Sage-Grouse Action Plan details voluntary and state-regulated conservation measures to preserve habitat …Read More
Achieving Oregon’s educational goals requires engaging communities beyond the classroom. The Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) has launched the Regional Achievement Collaborative Initiative (RAC) to forge connections that improve educational outcomes. Each Oregon school district, community college and university has an individual achievement compact with the OEIB. The compacts set goals for improving key outcomes, …Read More
OC is facilitating a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) cooperating agency advisory group (CAAG) that is leading a public engagement process to develop a Resource Management Plan for Western Oregon. The cooperating agency role derives from the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which calls on federal, state, and local governments to cooperate with the …Read More
OC is working with local landowners, non-governmental organizations, and federal and state agencies to design and implement a collaborative effort to combat invasive carp and preserve important bird habitats throughout the Harney Basin in southeast Oregon. Initial goals of the project are to improve the health of wetlands under the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge’s comprehensive …Read More
OC is facilitating the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Local Stakeholder Advisory Committee and several technical working groups. The committee and working groups are developing an implementation-ready TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) for bacteria and sediment impairment in water bodies in the mid-coast basin. OC is also facilitating a Statewide TMDL Policy Committee to gather input …Read More