Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is a state agency that provides grants to help Oregonians take care of local streams, rivers, wetlands, and natural areas.  Community members and landowners use scientific criteria to decide jointly what needs to be done to conserve and improve rivers and natural habitat in the places where they live.  OWEB grants are funded from the Oregon Lottery, federal dollars and salmon license plate revenue.  The agency is led by a 17-member citizen board drawn from the public at large, tribes and federal and state natural resources agency boards and commissions.  OWEB awards funding to assist with planning and coordination activities associated with the Governor’s Office priority Sage-Grouse/Rangeland Initiative. Collaborating with several SGI partners, OWEB helps fund the Baker City, Oregon, SGI field staff position. 

Contact: Meta Loftsgaarden, Deputy Director – 503.986.0203, 
775 Summer St. NE, Suite 360, Salem, OR 97301-1290