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Bear Creek TMDL Implementation

To meet the requirements of the TMDL program of the Clean Water Act, Designated Management Agencies (DMAs) which included local municipalities and irrigation districts are implementing management strategies over a five-year period. Management strategies focus on a variety of different strategies that will lead to improved water quality conditions.  Strategies vary by jurisdiction or entity and include riparian restoration to improve stream shade. water quality monitoring, management of urban runoff, education and outreach, staff training, ordinances, on the ground projects and control structures, erosion prevention and sediment control, and staff training. 

General Program Information

Activities are tracked on an annual basis from July 1 through June 30th, with annual reports due to DEQ in September.

                     Bear Creek TMDL Implementation 5th Year Review Report

General Program Information Link to TMDL Information Page

Link to Tracking, Events, and Accomplishments Page 

Annual Report Link - Year 4 Summary due on Spetmber 30th, 2013

Education and Outreach Information 

Documents, Deliverables, and Other Useful Information

Bear Creek and Rogue Basin Riparian Planting Plan - December 2010

TMDL Tracking Form

Completed Tracking Form (Example)

Hot Spot Contact List - September 2012 Draft

TMDL Water Quality Monitoring Program

Jackson County Rural Living Handbook

Urban Living Handbook

Septic Systems - How They Work and How to Keep Them Working

FEMA 2010 Model Ordinance - NFIP and Riparian Areas (link)

Updated Contact List of Potential Restoration Partners and Resources in Jackson County

Potential Restoration Projects 2012/2013 DRAFT

Long Term Maintenance Agreement Example - Annapolis, Maryland

Urban Forestry Notes and Key Principles

Upcoming Events (DRAFT - Excel)

Restoration Opportunities (Planting, Restoration, and Invasive Species Management) (DRAFT - Excel)

Low Impact Development Strategies and Best Management Practices

  • Practices List (Excel)
  • Low Impact Development Manual for Puget Sound
  • LID Factsheet:  Low Impact Development:  Protecting Oregon's Waters as We Grow
  • Clean Water Services Low Impact Development Handbook

Restoration Project Maintenance Guide - Native Plants and Invasive Species - Updated March 2013

Year 4 Matrix Draft - Page Link

Oregon Dept of Agriculture brochure. 

Educational Kid's Activity 


Event set-ups List - Draft

Excel Spreadsheet

Note:  Includes set-ups for Stormwater, TMDL, Riparian, and mixed subjects

Video Links 

Gold Ray Planting/Restoration Video.  Produced in January of 2013.  Summarizes riparian restoration activities around the former Gold Ray Dam site.  Video is an example of what can be used for educational purposes (website, presentations).  Work is underway to make one or more short versions (30 seconds) of the video using the current footage.

Links to You tube.  Video is approximately 3 minutes long.

Salmonwatch Video (Youtube).  Produced in April 2013.  Video highlights the Salmonwatch program and how the region works together on restoration and education.

Project Contacts (RVCOG)

Greg Stabach, Natural Resources Project Manager, (541) 423-1370

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