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 (email@example.com, 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.
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