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Congratulations to Environmental Services' Mike Reed and the Streamlining Team for winning the Department of State Land’s Partnership Award. The Streamlining Team also recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary providing collaborative pre-application review of stream restoration projects in the city of Portland. Recent projects that have benefited from the streamlining process include the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail bridge construction and the East Lents Floodplain restoration project (now known as Foster Floodplain Natural Area).
The Streamlining Team is coordinated by Environmental Services and includes representatives from the Oregon Departments of Environmental Quality, Fish and Wildlife, and Department of State Lands; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Marine Fisheries Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and the city’s Bureau of Development Services.
Governor John Kitzhaber, chair of the Land Board, praised the team for their “cooperative, multi-agency approach to waterway permitting. Their work results in a more streamlined process, less time spent on resolving issues, and better outcomes for applicants and the regulatory agencies.”
For more information about Environmental Services Science Fish and Wildlife Program, which coordinates the Streamling Team and provides other services related to the protection and recovery of Portland's native fish and wildlife, see www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/fish.
Photo: Mike Reed, from the City of Portland, and the rest of the Streamlining Team receive the DSL award from Governor John Kitzhaber, with Secretary of State Kate Brown and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler