Presentations & Webinars

Link to webinars, presentations, and tool tutorials from events and meetings involving INR and ORBIC staff.

View presentations from the Mid and North Coast Water Monitoring Summit, held February 28 and March 1, 2018 in Newport, Oregon.

 

SB202: Independent Science Reviews for Natural Resources in the State of Oregon Final Report Overview – September 21, 2016 

Presentation to the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. 

 

Observations, Ecological Monitoring, and Temporal Data - April 2016

Presentation at the Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2016 Conference by Lindsey Wise

Link to Presentation PDF

 

INR Overview – February 10, 2016 

Lisa Gaines' presentation to the Higher Education Coordinating Committee about the Institute for Natural Resources. This document is a PDF of the presentation slides.

 

The Available Science Assessment Project: Evaluating the Supporting Science behind Climate Adaptation Actions – November 3-5, 2015 

Presentation at the 6th Annual Northwest Climate Conference in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.

 

Oregon Explorer Land Use Information Tutorial – June 24, 2015 

Myrica McCune provides a 5-minute tutorial of how land use planners can use information that is part of the Oregon Explorer. The land use planners project was sponsored by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.


Willamette Water 2100 (WW2100) Webinar Series – May 5, 2015

WW2100 is a National Science Foundation project that is being managed by the Institute for Water and Watersheds. Through WW2100, Oregon State University (OSU), the University of Oregon (UO), and Portland State University (PSU) are collaborating to comprehensively, and integratively, examine hydrological, ecological, and human factors affecting water scarcity in the Willamette River Basin. The series of webinars that have been presented since 2013 highlight some of the work that the WW2100 researchers are engaged in.


 

Wider Uses of the iMapInvasives Dataset – February 2015

Lindsey Wise’s PowerPoint presentation (as a PDF) about the wider uses of iMapInvasives. iMapInvasives is an online, GIS-based invasive species reporting and querying tool developed through a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, NatureServe, the New York Natural Heritage Program, and Florida Natural Areas Inventory, and many other collaborators.


 

Climate, Management and Habitat Project – Southeastern Oregon (close-out) – January 28, 2015

Megan Creutzburg provides an overview of the research results of a project that uses climate-smart state and transition models to address climate change, local land management and future Greater Sage Grouse habitat. The project was funded by the NW Climate Science Center.


 

Contesting Hidden Waters: Hydrofracking and the Hydrohydra – November 5, 2014

Todd Jarvis talks about hydrofracking to an international audience.


 

Federal Highway Administration: Ecological Step 6 Crediting – October 16, 2014

Jimmy Kagan provides an overview about Step 6 (Ecosystem Services Crediting Systems) of the Integrated Ecological Framework (IEF). The IEF is designed to link conservation and transportation planning. The project was funded by the Federal Highway Administration.


 

Climate, Management, and Habitat Project – Coastal Washington (close-out) – March 18, 2014

Jessica Halofsky provides an overview to stakeholders of the research results of a project that uses climate-smart state and transition models to address climate change, local land management and future Northern Spotted Owl habitat. The project was funded by the NW Climate Science Center and the Washington Department of Natural Resources.


 

Climate, Management, and Habitat Project – Southeastern Oregon (kick-off) – March 7, 2013

Megan Creutzburg provides an overview of the kick-off of a project that uses climate-smart state and transition models to address climate change, local land management and future Greater Sage Grouse habitat. The project was funded by the NW Climate Science Center.


 

Climate, Management, and Habitat Project – Coastal Washington (kick-off) – January 15, 2013

Jessica Halofsky provides an overview to stakeholders of the start of a project that uses climate-smart state and transition models to address climate change, local land management and future Northern Spotted Owl habitat. The project was funded by the NW Climate Science Center and the Washington Department of Natural Resources. 


 

Oregon Explorer Tutorials – July 25, 2012

These tutorials were made before the current redesign of the Oregon Explorer. The tutorials remain relevant in providing an overview of the Oregon Explorer Map Viewer, and demonstating some of its uses, such as creating maps using the map viewer and showing the available handy tools. The last tutorial shows how to use the Oregon Watershed Restoration Tool. The 4 tutorials are less than 8 minutes each.


 

Invasive Species Mapping with iMapInvasives – May 2012

Lindsey Wise’s PowerPoint presentation (as a PDF) about mapping invasive species through iMapInvasives. iMapInvasives is an online, GIS-based invasive species reporting and querying tool developed through a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, NatureServe, the New York Natural Heritage Program, and Florida Natural Areas Inventory, and many other collaborators.


 

 

iMapInvasives as a Collaboration Tool – April 2012

Lindsey Wise’s PowerPoint presentation (as a PDF) about the collaborative nature of iMapInvasives. iMapInvasives is an online, GIS-based invasive species reporting and querying tool developed through a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, NatureServe, the New York Natural Heritage Program, and Florida Natural Areas Inventory, and many other collaborators.


Oregon Mid and North Coast Water Monitoring Summit

View presentations and breakout group notes from the Mid and North Coast Water Monitoring Summit, held February 28 and March 1, 2018 in Newport, Oregon.

Water Quality
  1. Coastal Toxics: What we know and what we don’t know (Lori Pillsbury, DEQ)
  2. Linking Shellfish populations to habitat and water quality (Laura Brown, Siletz Tribes)
  3. Monitoring bacteria in the Tillamook Watershed (York Johnson, Tillamook Estuary Partnership, Wym Matthews, ODA)
Water Quantity
  1. An overview of groundwater in the Mid and North Coast (Paige Evans, DEQ; Michael Thoma, OWRD)
  2. Natural Hazards Affecting Water Quantity of the Mid Coast (Adam Denlinger, Seal Rock Water District)
  3. Forecasting Floods Before They Happen – Practices & Challenges for Coastal Rivers (Andy Bryant, NOAA)
Habitat for Fish and Aquatic Life
  1. Aquatic Inventories Habitat Monitoring (Charlie Stein, ODFW)
  2. Monitoring effectiveness of a large wood addition: A collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach (Chris Lorion, ODFW)
  3. Coastal Coho planning (Mark Trenholm, Wild Salmon Center)
Land Use and Streamside Habitat Conditions
  1. Trask Paired Watershed Study: Study Design and Preliminary Findings (Mark Meleason, ODF)
  2. Trask Paired Watershed Study: Nutrient dynamics, sediment concerns, and lessons learned (Sherri Johnson, USFS)
Nearshore / Estuaries
  1. Salmon River Estuary effectiveness monitoring (Kami Ellingson, USFS)
  2. The pathway towards building Oregon’s new Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Council (Caren Braby, ODFW)
  3. Use of monitoring data to define restoration and protection approach in lower Columbia (Catherine Corbett, Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership)
Value of Coordinated Efforts
  1. Monitoring Surface Drinking Water Sources For Potential Spray Contamination: Oceanside’s Short Creek Example (Paul Newman, Oceanside Water District)
  2. Mid Coast TMDL planning process (Dave Waltz, DEQ; Kyle Terry, Siuslaw Watershed Council)
  3.  Wayne Hoffman, Policy Director of the Mid Coast Watershed Council, provided an overview of Mid Coast Place Based Planning. For more information see: http://midcoastwaterpartners.com/
Data Tools
  1. Water Monitoring Viewer, Monitoring Calendar, and Oregon Explorer (Myrica McCune, INR)
  2. Water Quality Status and Trends tool: Mid Coast example (Maddee Rubenson, DEQ)
  3. Pesticide Data Viewer (Colin Donald, DEQ)
  4. Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System (AWQMS) (Dan Brown, DEQ)
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Breakout Group Notes
  1. Water Quality
  2. Water Quantity
  3. Habitat for Fish and Aquatic Life
  4. Land Use and Streamside Habitat Conditions
  5. Nearshore/Estuaries