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