Arnold Irrigation District
19604 Buck Canyon Rd.
Bend, OR 97702
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Open Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4pm
ARNOLD IRRIGATION DISTRICT
ZONES 2 AND 4
Arnold Irrigation District is accepting nominations for candidates for Board of Directors for Zone 2 and 4. Zone 2 is a two year term, commencing at the first board meeting in January 2015 until the first board meeting in January 2017. Zone 4 is a three year term, commencing at the first board meeting in January 2015 until the first board meeting in January 2018.
Qualifications are as follows: Must be 18 years of age or older; must be the owner of a water right within the Zone; must live within the Zone; must live within the State of Oregon, must submit a petition, signed by 10 qualified voters with Arnold Irrigation District water rights within the Zone, to the District office by 4:00 pm, Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
Petitions can be obtained from the Arnold Irrigation District office. If only one petition is received for the Zone, that petitioner will be certified as having been nominated and elected for that Zone. The receipt of two or more petitions for the Zone will require an official election to be held on the November 12, 2014 date.
OREGON SPOTTED FROG TO BE PROTECTED UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
In August 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to list the Oregon spotted frog (OSF) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. On August 28, 2014, the Service finalized this decision. A decision to designate critical habitat fopr the OSF is pending. The Deschutes Basin Board of Control (DBBC) has been closely following the status of the OSF, even before the Service's proposal in 2013. The DBBC has been developing a comprehensive Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), which will include conservation measures specific for the OSF. The HCP is meant to improve habitat for federally listed species in the basin, including the frog, while enabling the Districts/City to continue all of their traditional water management activities, including storing water in and releasing it from Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs. The DBBC is aware that the listing of the frog may present significant challenges for managing the Deschutes Basin's water supplies. The DBBC will continue to work diligently with the Services and other local, state and federal agencies, conservation groups, and others to address the needs of the frog, as well as the other species of fish and wildlife which are the focus of the HCP.
Click here OSF_News_Release_08-28-2014.pdf to view the news release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.