Comments, Testimony, and Presentations

private lands Oregon Coast Range, Smith River, Umpqua Basin
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TESTIMONY,  COMMENTS, AND LETTERS TO THE OREGON BOARD OF FORESTRY, ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMMISSION, OREGON STATE LEGISLATURE, AND GOVERNOR

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

2019

July 22, 2019
Comments by OSPC member group Rogue Riverkeeper:
Rogue Riverkeeper Comments to the Board of Forestry re Petition for Coho Resource Site Petition Rules

May 16, 2019
Before the Environmental Quality Commission
Testimony of Mary Scurlock, Oregon Stream Protection Coalition, regarding stream protection rules in the Siskiyou Region and the petition to protect resource sites for Oregon’s coho salmon populations

May 14, 2019
Letter from Oregon Stream Protection Coalition and Rogue Riverkeeper to Oregon Board of Forestry Urging the Board to find on June 5 that the Protecting Coldwater Criterion (“PCW”)
is not being met under the current forest practices rules in the Siskiyou Region

Related links:

EPA Testimony  calling for increased stream protection

Trout Unlimited Testimony

KS Wild Scientist Rich Nawa Testimony

Senator Jeff Golden Letter

Rep. Pam Marsh Letter

City of Ashland Letter

Citizen Sign On Letter

April 24, 2019
Before the Oregon Board of Forestry 
Petition for Rulemaking to Identify and Develop Protection Requirements for Coho Salmon Resource Sites

March 21, 2019
Before the House Committee on Energy and Environment,
Oregon State Legislature 
Statement from the Oregon Stream Protection Coalition related to testimony provided on HB 2656 

March 6, 2019
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
General Public Comment by Mary Scurlock,
Oregon Stream Protection Coalition
on 1) Debris Torrent Stream Implementation and Effectiveness, and; 2) Alternate Practice Approvals Allowing Tethered Equipment on Steep and Erosion Prone Slopes and High Landslide Hazard Locations

Attached Summary of Dr. Dan Miller’s Analysis

January 9, 2019
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock re Siskiyou Streamside Protections Review Progress Report

Attached Comments of Dr. Chris Frissell

Additional comments by Geoff Becker, Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council

Additional comments by Rogue Riverkeeper

2018

November 7, 2018
OSPC 2019 Priorities Statement to Board of Forestry

October 2, 2018
OSPC Letter to Governor Kate Brown RE: FY2017-19 Stream Protection  Budget Priorities for DEQ and ODF

October 1, 2018
OSPC Letter to Environmental Quality Commission with Proposal for Spring 2019 Mid Coast Field Trip

May 11, 2018
Before the Environmental Quality Commission
Statement of Mary Scurlock re DEQ Enforcement

April 25, 2018
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock Re: Agenda Item 7: State Forest Management Plan

Enclosed 2016 Summer streamflow study

March 22, 2018
Portland, Oregon
Before the Environmental Quality Commission
Statement of Mary Scurlock during General Public Forum

March 9, 2018
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Statement of Mary Scurlock Re: Agenda Item 2 Private Forests Water Quality

Attachments:
Memo from Mary Scurlock to the Oregon Board of Forestry Re: Information relevant to the need for adaptive change to riparian protection on private forestlands in Eastern Oregon. 13 pp.  

EPA Region 10. 2018. Memorandum from Peter Leinenbach, R10 EPA to Alan Henning, R10 EPA Re: River distance associated with 303d segments with temperature/sedimentation/ turbidity listings within the Rogue/Siskiyou,and Blue Mountain assessment areas in Oregon. 3 pp.

See also  Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’s Comments to the Oregon Board of Forestry regarding riparian protections in Eastern Oregon 

January 3, 2018
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Testimony Re: Update on scoping riparian protection monitoring,  questions. methods and timelines in eastern Oregon and Siskiyou geographic regions

View Eastern Cascade Private and State Forest Lands attached map
View Blue Mountains Private and State Forest Lands attached map

2017

November 3, 2017
Eugene, Oregon
Before the Environmental Quality Commission
Statement of Mary Scurlock during General Public Forum

July 25, 2017
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Testimony Re: Eastern Oregon, Blue Mountain and Siskiyou Region Streamside Protections Review (Agenda Item 7) 

June 7, 2017
Salem, Oregon
Before the Board of Forestry
Public Comment on Agenda Item 5 ODF/OWEB Report on Voluntary Restoration Efforts by Forest Landowners

The above testimony addresses this ODF-OWEB Voluntary Project Report.

April 6, 2017
Letter from OSPC and NWEA to Director of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality RE: Setting Expectations for DEQ Leadership on “Implementation Ready” Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

March 1, 2017
Oregon Stream Protection Coalition Comments on SSBT Riparian Rules to Meet Protecting Coldwater Criterion

Attachments to Comments

Enclosures

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:

May 14, 2019
Private Lands, Public Waters
Presentation by Mary Scurlock 
North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection
North Coast Recreation District, Nehalem, Oregon

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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