Staff & Council 

We are organized and governed by watershed landowners, residents, government agencies and other stakeholders. We strive to convene a broad representation of the watershed’s community and interests through our board membership and partnerships.

Officers of the Council

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The Council

Officers of the Council are elected biannually and consist of a chair and vice chair elected from within each Council. 


Our Council meets bimonthly to report on activities, discuss broader issues, plan project proposals, and coordinate actions.


Meeting minutes are available to the public. Find them all on our council meeting minutes page or email to request.

Council Coordinator

Ally Steinmetz earned a Master of Science in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation from Virginia Tech and B.A. in Liberal Studies with a Spanish minor from Oregon State University- Cascades. Ally moved to Oregon from Texas 16 years ago and enjoys the balance of mountain culture and rural living the region offers. With a background in collaborative forestry and rangeland social science, Ally is excited to work with landowners on conservation projects that enhance the health of our watersheds and working landscapes. In her spare time, Ally is usually exploring the forest on horseback, taking photos in the desert, or running trails along the rivers and creeks of Central Oregon. 

Council Meeting Minutes