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
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