Following is the draft agenda from the Riparian Rules Analysis Stakeholder team meeting of December 17, 2014.
- Develop understanding of stakeholder position on necessary BMPs / rules to meet the PCW criterion on small and medium fish streams on forestland.
- Develop understand of current thinking on developing a state position on geographic regions and stream extent to which prescriptions will apply, including perceived challenges, e.g., limit of scientific information, etc.
- Discuss recommendation on streams to which the new rule would apply.
- Geographic Regions
- Salmon, Steelhead, Bull Trout Stream (SSBT) segments – definitions
- Nexus with ODFW Current and Historic fish distribution
- Challenges with upstream reach extent
- State (ODF, DEQ, ODFW) discussion of how the fish distribution maps can be used and how the decision on where the rule applies (PCW/non PCW break) will be determined
- Review of the recent model results, ongoing development, and implications for developing prescription elements and presenting results to the board.
- Recent modeling efforts and reasons for continued development of the model. Model results and next steps.
- Approaches to presenting information to the Board of Forestry.
- Elements of voluntary vs. regulatory prescriptions
- How will potential efficacy of voluntary prescriptions be evaluated/demonstrated in the decision process?
- Discussion of approaches beyond just meeting the PCW criterion.
- Are there different approaches to improving riparian protection of forestland? For example, solutions that would address large wood, solutions that are mix of regulatory and incentive-based approaches, etc.
- Review Rulemaking Decision Timeline, Board meeting dates, key points for public input
Several power point presentations were given at the meeting. Click on the following links to download the presentations: