Thursday January 26th, 2012



Jo Zetler          (personnel comm.     Lee Klingler    SC-Treasurer              Max Zeller

Steve Stegmann                                Michael Justice                                  Steve Sparks

Jack Phillips                                        Nancy Phillips                                                Jason McCoy

Jason Busch    SC-Chairman              Marci Denison                                    Gil McClain     SC-member

Rachel Wilcoxen SC-member                       Jim Buxton                                         Cici Buxton

Dave Archer                                       Reiko Archer                                      Alan Hein

Aaron Miller   SC-member                Steve Sorbets Staff-Ex. Asst.             Maggie Peyton Staff-Ex. Dir.

Henk Schenk                                      Michael J Bryht                                  Doug Hahn

Cory Colburn SC-Vice Chair             Michelle Long                        OFW                Steve Trask     Bio-Surveys

Vic Dykstra     SC-member

7:00 Meeting Convenes: welcome and introductions

7:02 Announcements/Public Comments: as provided

River Rally is coming up in Portland, Oregon May 4th –May 7th.

Lectures (Watershed Moments at OSU) coming up. You can get URLs from Maggie Peyton.

No public comments.

7:05 Presentation: Steve Trask of Bio-Surveys – Rock Creek – Limiting Factors Analysis



8:20 Minutes:

  • Action Item: consider and approve minutes from December 2011
    • Moved (Cory Colburn) and seconded (Vic Dykstra) to approve the Dec. 1st 2011 minutes as presented. The motion passed unanimously with no abstentions.
    • Annual meeting: next steps – who, why, what, when, where = a plan

Moved (Cory Colburn) and seconded (Lee Klingler) to have the annual meeting at the Vernonia Grange Hall. Motion passed unanimously with no abstentions.

Postpone planning until next meeting.

Moved (Aaron Miller) and seconded (Eric Larke) to have the annual meeting on May 19th. Motion passed unanimously with no abstentions.

8:25 Organizational Development:   Strategic plan – next steps (Jo Zetter)

Jo Zettler will get a draft of the new Strategic Plan out to Steering Committee members before the       next meeting. Maggie Peyton and Michelle Long will help.

8:30 Reports:

  • Discussion Item:Treasurer’s Report (Lee Klinger)
    • Lee gave his Treasurer’s report.
    • Action Item: Moved (Cory Colburn) and seconded (Gil McClain) to approve the check for Bio-Surveys. Motion passed unanimously with no abstentions.
    • Discussion Item: Director’s Report (Maggie Peyton)
      • Project development report (Maggie and Michele Long – ODFW)

Maggie briefly presented the updated UNWC Projects Implemented report for July 1st, 2009 through January 25th, 2012. Riparian planting, turbidity, water monitoring and project development are under way. Fiscal Affairs are in good order.

9:00 Action Item:

            The Steering Committee decided to have the June meeting of the Steering Committee at Fishhawk Lake.


9:10 Meeting Adjourned:  Fare Thee Well!