Testimony & Presentations

private lands  Oregon Coast Range, Smith River, Umpqua Basin
private lands Oregon Coast Range, Smith River, Umpqua Basin

TESTIMONY TO THE OREGON BOARD OF FORESTRY, ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMMISSION, AND OREGON STATE LEGISLATURE

The following are links to testimony that has been made to the Board of Forestry, the Environmental Quality Commission, and the Oregon State Legislature related to stream protection issues.  If you are interested in attending a Board of Forestry meeting, click here for upcoming dates.

2016

November 2, 2016
Ashland, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock Coordinator, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition Regarding Agenda Item 7 and Staff Recommendation to Begin Implementing the Updated Monitoring Strategy 

September 7, 2016
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock, Coordinator, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition Re: Agenda Item 7 Equity Relief for Riparian Rule on Salmon, Steelhead and Bull Trout Streams

April 27, 2016
Tillamook, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Meeting the Protecting Coldwater Criterion the Siskiyou & Eastern Oregon (Item 5: Work Plan) 

March 9, 2016
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Request to Amend Work Plan to Incude: 1) Meeting Protecting Coldwater Criterion in Siskiyou and Eastern Oregon, and; 2) Closing Gaps on Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Management Measures under CZARA 

2015

December 10, 2015
Portland, Oregon
Before the Environmental Quality Commission
Statement of Mary Scurlock during General Public Forum 

November 5, 2015
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition
Agenda Item 3: FPA Riparian Rule Review

July 23, 2015
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition
Agenda Item 2: Developing Riparian Rule Prescriptions 

July 23, 2015
Board of Forestry Meeting
Statement of Coalition Member Northwest Environmental Advocates 

July 1, 2015
Salem, Oregon
Before the Oregon State Legislature, Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, Information Hearing on Forestry, Fish and Water
Statement of Mary Scurlock, M. Scurlock and Associates 

June 3, 2015
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition
Agenda Item 7, Riparian Rule Analysis

Attachments:
1) Memo from Richard Fitzgerald on SSBT Implementation Issues
2) Memo from Ernie Niemi, Natural Resource Economics, Potential Carbon Values in Riparian Zones
3) Summary Comparison of Stream Protection Rules in Oregon, Washington, and California

April 22, 2015
Sunriver, Oregon
Before the Oregon Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition Regarding Agenda Item 2: Methods for Riparian Rule Analysis

April 16, 2015
Portland, Oregon
Before the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission
Statement of Mary Scurlock, Oregon Stream Protection Coaltion Regarding Board of Forestry’s Riparian Rulemaking

March 4, 2015
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition Re: Riparian Rule Analysis 

2014

November 5, 2014
Portland, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition Re: Agenda Item 7: Informational Update on Riparian Rule
Analysis Testimony

September 3, 2014
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock Re: Agenda Item Number 9 — Water Quality Protection and Riparian Rule Analysis 

June 23, 2014
Presentation by Bob Rees for Northwest Guides and Anglers, Association of Northwest Steelheaders and Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association at Oregon Board of Forestry Riparian Rules Workshop
The Economics of Sportfishing: Healthy Salmon Runs = Vibrant Rural Economies 

June 23, 2014
Presentation by consulting scientist, Dr. Christopher A. Frissell, Affiliate Research Professor, University of Montana, Flathead Lake Biological Station
Paired Watershed/ BACI Research Studies: Cautionary Limits of Inference and Interpretation

June 19, 2014
Testimony to the Environmental Quality Commission
Presentation by Mary Scurlock, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition
Statement of Mary Scurlock relevant to Agenda Item N (Paired Watershed Studies) and Item O (stream temperature)

April 14, 2014
Roseburg, Oregon
Presentation by Mary Scurlock, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition Before the Oregon Board of Forestry
Re: Riparian Protection Rule Analysis, Agenda Item 5 Statement of Mary Scurlock on behalf of conservation and fishing interests

March 5, 2014
Salem, Oregon
Presented to Oregon Board of Forestry
Urging the Board to Stay the Course on the Current Riparian Rule Analysis

February 2014
Presentation by Mary Scurlock, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition
Protecting freshwater resources on private forestlands on the Oregon Coast: need and outlook for change

2013

November 14, 2013
Salem, Oregon
Before the Oregon Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock Re: Agenda Item 4: Systematic Review Findings & Riparian Rule Analysis Alternatives for Rule Development

March 6, 2013
Salem, Oregon
Before the Oregon Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock

2012

November 7,  2012
Salem, Oregon
Before the Oregon Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock Regarding Agenda Item 3 and Associated Issues: Rule Change to Prevent Stream Warming on Small and Medium Fish-­‐bearing streams

July 26, 2012
Tillamook, Oregon
Before the Oregon Board of Forestry
Written Testimony Associated with Oral Remarks of Mary Scurlock Pertaining to Agenda Item 5: Initial Range of Alternatives for Riparian Protection Rule Analysis to achieve the Protecting Cold Water Criterion

April 26, 2012
Newport, Oregon
Statement of Mary Scurlock Before the Oregon Board of Forestry Agenda Item 6: Rule Analysis Process & Objective for Small & Medium Fish Streams

RELATED PRESENTATIONS IN NONGOVERNMENTAL FORUMS:

March 8, 2015
Science and Oregon Forest Practices Rules or the Tale of the Frightened Tortoise and the Hare in Manacles.
This is a PDF of a PowerPoint presentation given by Dr. Chris Frissell at the 2015 annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, as part of the panel “From Clearcuts to Sustainability: Legislative and Legal Strategies for Reforming Oregon’s Forest Practices”

June 23, 2014
Presentation by Mary Scurlock, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition
A Policy and Legal Perspective on ODF Rulemaking to Meet the Protecting Coldwater Criterion Conservation Community Panel

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