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Our Approach



1) Assist with establishing the “Natural and Working Lands Advisory Committee (N&WL Advisory Committee and facilitate meetings on behalf of the Oregon Global Warming Commission (OGWC)

a. Onboard Committee members and get agreement on schedules for meetings, along with agreed upon near-term objectives.

b. Plan for, facilitate and briefly summarize the discussions, recommendations and any decisions from regular full Committee, Committee workgroup meetings and Technical Expert Meetings through August 2023 to educate and secure Committee and Technical Expert feedback on the deliverables below to inform the deliverables below.

PROGRESS: Committee has been formed, and nine meetings have been held as of 1 June 2023.


2) Develop activity-based metrics (aka climate-smart management practices) and establish an activity-based baseline. 

PROGRESS: Practices for each of the five land sectors are being developed and are being reviewed and discussed by the Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Agricultural and Forestry land sector subcommittees convened in early 2023 to discuss sector-specific practices in greater detail. Facilitators have reached out to an additional 65 subject matter and carbon sequestration and storage/GHG emissions experts for their review of the draft practices and metrics. Currently, three products are being produced: Practices and metrics recommended by the technical teams, practices and metrics recommended by the Advisory Committee, and a compilation of reviews of the technical teams' initial draft practices and metrics document.

3) Identify community impact metrics.

a. Complete an assessment of community-based metrics being developed in Oregon and other states and complete a draft set of Community metrics.

b. Complete a final set of community-based metrics. 

PROGRESS: A framework for community impact metrics was developed, including numerous examples of metrics. The Advisory Committee has proposed a suite of draft community impact metrics, which they will be finalizing in June 2023.

4) Define the scope of work for a Workforce and Training analysis.

a. Assess evaluate existing Oregon Natural and Working Lands related workforce and training, and identify gaps and draft a scope of work for filling gaps.

b. Complete a final scope of work for a workforce and training analysis and estimated costs. 

PROGRESS: DRAFT Scope of work has been developed and sent to the Oregon Global Warming Commission. Oregon Department of Energy will be posting the request for quotation on the OregonBuys e-procurement system in June 2023.

5) Develop a methodology for establishing an inventory of net sequestration and storage in Oregon’s Natural and Working Lands.

a. Complete an assessment of best practices from other states for establishing inventories for net sequestration and storage and existing Oregon data that could be used to create an inventory for Oregon Natural and Working Lands. Create a draft scope of work and preliminary cost estimates for the Oregon inventory.

b. Complete a final scope of work for establishing an inventory of net sequestration and storage for Oregon’s natural and working lands and complete a cost estimates for completing the inventory. 


Background and Objectives for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory for Natural and Working Lands in Oregon has been developed. 

GHG Inventory Definitions have been developed.

6) Complete a final report on the N&WL Proposal including a recap of the process and key deliverables.

a. Complete a draft final report for review by August 15, 2023.

b. Complete a final report by September 15, 2023.

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