The mission of the Bear Creek Watershed Council is to foster collaborative efforts that maintain, protect, and restore the Bear Creek watershed - an integral part of the Rogue River Basin.
The Bear Creek Watershed Council seeks to restore cool, clean, fishable, and swimmable streams throughout the watershed. We envision all people who live in the watershed working together to protect the health of the watershed while fostering a strong economy and community.
Nominations still needed for Rogue River Watershed Council Board:
As the proposed merger of four watershed councils continues, nominations are being sought for the Rogue River Watershed Council Board. This board will consist of three representatives from each of the four watershed councils anticipated to join the merger, as well as up to seven other representatives from the Rogue River watershed. Bear Creek Watershed Council has the opportunity to nominate three people to the board who will serve as representatives of the Bear Creek Watershed, as well as the wider Rogue River basin. Board meeting dates and times will be determined once the board is formed, meetings will likely be held in Central Point and it is anticipated that they may occur for two hours either once a month, or once every two months. It is anticipated that the board would begin meeting in January 2015. This board will be a ‘Policy Board’ primarily approving actions proposed by the paid staff and with minimal involvement in day-to-day operations, thus board member duties are anticipated to be significantly reduced compared to those of current BCWC board members.
Roles and Responsibilities of Rogue River Watershed Council Board Members:
These are still being refined, so some changes may occur.
1. Represent the interests of the local working group (Bear Creek Watershed)
2. One of the nominees will serve as Chair of the Bear Creek Working Group: duties of this position are undefined but are expected to be minimal compared to current Chair duties
3. Represent the interests of the broader Rogue River basin
4. Board members will serve on one of three committees:
a. Internal Affairs Committee: focuses on all internal and operational issues coming before the board. These include issues related to finance, investments, capital acquisitions, human resources, and facilities.
b. External Affairs Committee: focuses on all external issues, including fundraising, public relations, publications and marketing
c. Governance Committee: responsible for the health and functioning of the board. It recruits and nominates new members, evaluates the performance of the board itself, orients, trains and educates board members, and produces board materials, such as board books.
One nominee will serve a one year term, one will serve a two year term and one will serve a three year term. Terms may be renewed once.
Larson Creek Fish Passage Project is in progress!
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Learn more about the proposed merger between BCWC and three other Rogue basin watershed councils:http://www.upperroguewatershed.org/rogue-river-watershed-consolidation-information.html
NEXT SPEAKER at Bear Creek Watershed Council General Meeting
Monday, September 8, 2014, 8:30 am
Medford City Hall, Lausmann Annex, Conference Room 151
PRESENTATION: "Gold Ray Dam Removal Monitoring Results"
Southern Oregon University has been monitoring the effects of removing Gold Ray Dam in regards to the geomorphic and wetland character of the former Kelly Slough area. There has been one year of pre-removal monitoring and three years of post-removal monitoring which has resulted in some interesting preliminary finding.
Presenters: Craig Tuss, Project Manager at RVCOG, Eric Dittmer, Southern Oregon University & Robert Coffan, Principal Hydrologist, Katalyst Consutling,
For more information, contact Council Coordinator
if you would like to be on the agenda for this meeting, please contact the Coordinator.