Oregon Water Distributors; Water Releases; Conservation and Storage;
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board; officers; qualifications
The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board is created. The board shall consist of 18 members as set forth in subsection (2) of this section. The chairperson shall have such powers and duties as are provided by the rules of the board.
(a) The 11 voting members of the board shall be knowledgeable about natural resource issues, represent all geographic regions of this state and include at least one representative of a tribe. The board shall consist of the following:
Each of the following boards or commissions shall designate one member of their board or commission to serve on the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board:
The Environmental Quality Commission;
The State Fish and Wildlife Commission;(iii) The State Board of Forestry;
In addition to the voting members, the director of the Oregon State University Extension Service, or the directors designee, shall serve as a nonvoting member of the board and shall participate as needed in the activities of the board.
In addition to the voting and nonvoting members designated in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this subsection, representatives of the following federal agencies shall be invited to serve as additional nonvoting members of the board:
A representative of the United States Forest Service.
A representative of the United States Bureau of Land Management.
A representative of the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.
A representative of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
A representative of the National Marine Fisheries Service of the United States Department of Commerce.
A representative of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
The voting members of the board shall select a chairperson from among the voting members of the board.