Oregon Biodiversity Information Center

Oregon Biodiversity Information Center
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
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 2016 Update **

We will be releasing a new version of our“Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species of Oregon” publication in 2016.

In preparation, a meeting to discuss recommended revisions to the plant and fungi section will be held at 9:00 am Friday, October 16, 2015, at Peavy Lodge in the Peavy Arboretum north of Corvallis (lat 44.655783, long -123.231057).

The schedule has not been finalized so please check this site in early October for any changes.

Recommendations for changes can include but are not limited to: new additions, removals, changes in list placement, Heritage rank, or distribution. A summary of submitted recommendations will be posted on our website and discussed at the meeting.

See our Heritage list and rank page for definitions of ranks and their meanings. Please send recommendations with justification and documentation prior to the meeting to Sue Vrilakas (sue.vrilakas@pdx.edu, 503-725-9950, mail: PSU, Mail Stop: INR, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207). Contact Sue if you have any questions


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.

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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

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