Thursday April 26th , 2012


Vic Dykstra (SC member)                  Steve Sorbets (Staff)                         Jeremy Pratt

Rachel Wilcoxen (SC member)         Maggie Peyton (Staff)                       Marie Knight (Staff)

Jo Zetler (Personnel Committee)     Lee Klingler (Treasurer)                     Jason Busch (Chairman)

Aaron Miller (SC member)                Cory Colburn (Vice Chair)                 Gil McClain (SC member)

Ian Madin (Presenter)          

6:40 Meeting Convenes: welcome and introductions

6:45 Announcements/Public Comments:

Time was made available for Public Comments. There were no  Public Comments.

Staff and Webmaster are transferring our Domains (unwc.org and nehalem.org) to a new host. Transfer should be complete in 1 or 2 weeks.

6:50 Minutes: Action Item: Consider and approve minutes from last meeting.

Moved (Cory Colburn) and seconded (Gil McClain) to approve the minutes as presented. Motion passed unanimously.

7:00 Presentation:  Ian Madin Chief Scientist Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

“LIDAR and restoration and management of watershed health”

A great presentation was given by Ian. To view the DOGOMI LIDAR data go to their website (oregongeology.org)

For information on OWEB LIDAR grants talk to Gregg Sieglitz or Ashley Seim.

For other LIDAR information try

Digital Coast Access Viewer              www.csc.noaa.gov/dataviewer/

Or        opentopography.org

The LIDAR vendor that DOGAMI uses is “Watershed Sciences” in Salem, OR.

7:55 Action Item: Annual Meeting

Steve to get announcements into the papers


9:30: Setup

10:00 Welcome and Introductions (Jason Busch – Chairman)

10:15 Annual Progress Report (Maggie Peyton – Executive Director) and 2012 – 14 Strategic Plan (Jo Zettler)

10:30 Introduction of Presenters (Maggie Peyton)

            Steve Trask (Bio Surveys)

Rapid Bio Assessment for 2009 through 2011 (summary of juvenile salmon presence survey findings)

            Dr. Taylors (Western Oregon University) and students

                        GIS (Geographical Information System) mapping of juvenile salmon presence in

                        the upper Nehalem River Basin.

12:00 Lunch (Potluck) Please bring your favorite dish.

1:00 Business Meeting (public welcome)

            Elections: Steering Committee positions are held for 2 years

2:00 Closing


8:05 Organizational Development:   Strategic plan (Maggie and Jo)

Moved (Cory Colburn) and seconded (Gil McClain) to approve the 2012-2014 Strategic Plan as presented. Motions passed unanimously. This is a living document and the Steering Committee will review it quarterly.

8:15 Discussion Item: Treasurer’s Report (Lee Klinger)

Profit and Loss statement and Treasurers report presented. Moved (Aaron Miller) and seconded (Cory Colburn) to allow only 1 signature on a check to Maggie Peyton for mileage. Motion passed unanimously.


8:25 Discussion Item: Director’s Report (Maggie Peyton)

Maggie presented a printed copy of the Directors report.

8:35 Action Item: Generate agenda for next meeting.

Nobody had anything they wanted included in the next meetings agenda.


8:40 Meeting Adjourned:  Fare Thee Well!