Oregon Biodiversity Information Center

Oregon Biodiversity Information Center
About ORBIC
Rare Species of Oregon
About Species Ranking
Rank Definitions
Rank Documentation
Survey and Manage Assessment
Endangered Invertebrate Program
Natural Areas Program
Natural Areas Plan
Register of Heritage Resources
Dedicated Conservation Areas
Research Natural Areas
Invasive Species
Invasive Plants in Oregon
Invasive Species Links
Rare Plant Information
T&E Plant Guide
T&E Plants by Basin
Biodiversity Data and Services
Data Requests
Submit Data
Publications and Reports
Staff and Contacts
Employment
Links
Site Index
 

Previously known as the Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center, the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center is located at Portland State University. It is a program of the Institute for Natural Resources - Portland, an affiliate of the multi-institution Institute for Natural Resources based at Oregon State University in Corvallis. INR - Portland is part of the School of the Environment at PSU.

If you were redirected here from www.oregonstate.edu/ornhic, please note our new Web address, orbic.pdx.edu.

Our new contact information at PSU is found at the bottom left of this page, as well as at our Staff and Contacts page.

 

** Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species 2013 Update **

Publication of the updated RTE book is complete! Download the PDF or see our Rare Species of Oregon page for information on ordering a printed copy from Odin Ink.

You may also want to review our most recent species ranking documents.


Can't find what you're looking for?

We have moved our pages describing Historical Vegetation of Oregon as noted in General Land Office Survey notes to the website of INR's Pacific Northwest Landscape Assessment and Mapping Program. The GLO pages are listed under the Vegetation Mapping menu on the page header. Information on the GAP project is also found here. All future mapping products will be posted to the PNW-LAMP site.

Oregon iMapInvasives Launched

iMapInvasives is an online, GIS-based invasive species reporting and querying tool developed through a partnership between The Nature Conservancy, NatureServe, the New York Natural Heritage Program, and Florida Natural Areas Inventory, with many other collaborators.

ORBIC worked with the Oregon Invasive Species Council, The Nature Conservancy of Oregon, many Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and other partners to launch the site. The public map allows casual users to generate distribution maps by county or watershed for tracked invasive species in Oregon. iMap account holders can view point observation data and submit invasive species observations online.

View the Oregon iMap Invasives public map or learn more by viewing our invasive species page.


2012 Western Snowy Plover Report Available

Read about ORBIC's work with state and federal agencies to monitor and restore threatened Western Snowy Plover populations along the Oregon coast. Download report (PDF; 6.8 Mb).

Online Newsletter for the Institute of Natural Resources

Read about the latest projects that ORBIC and INR are working on in the INR E-newsletter. You can also subscribe.

Photo of the Illinois River
© Larry N. Olson

Oregon Biodiversity Information Center
Institute for Natural Resources / INR
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
phone: 503-725-9950
fax: 503-725-9960

Street address for visits and UPS/FedEx Deliveries:
Science and Education Center, Suite 140
2118 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97201-4908

 © 2012 Institute for Natural Resources