The Biodiversity Partnership website is a Defenders of Wildlife initiative dedicated to promoting and supporting regional and statewide strategies to conserve biodiversity. The initiative has its roots in the Oregon Biodiversity Project, a collaborative effort begun in the mid-1990s that resulted in one of the nation's first statewide biodiversity assessments.
ConserveOnline is a meeting place for the conservation community, open to anyone who wants to find or share information relevant to conservation science and practice.
EBM Tools Network
The EBM Tools Network is an alliance of EBM tool developers, practitioners, and training providers to develop and support software tools for ecosystem-based management (EBM) in coastal and marine environments, including coastal watersheds and the Great Lakes region.
EPA Surf Your Watershed
The EPA's Surf Your Watershed service can help you locate, use, and share environmental information about your state and watershed
Institute for Natural Resources
Created by the Oregon Legislature with the Oregon Sustainability Act of 2001, the Institute works to provide Oregon leaders with ready access to current, science-based information and methods for better understanding our resource management challenges and developing solutions. The Institute coordinated development of the North Coast Basin prototype web portal
McKenzie River Trust
In 1989, the McKenzie River Trust (MRT) was formed in the public interest for the protection and enhancement of the natural qualities of the McKenzie River Basin. Since that time, MRT has expanded its service area to include all the river basins in Lane and Douglas Counties. The Trust emphasizes cooperation with private landowners in a non-regulatory, voluntary approach that effectively protects "special lands.
Northwest Forest Plan
The Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) is an overall vision for the Pacific Northwest that would produce timber products while protecting and managing impacted species.
Oregon 2010 Forest Assessment and resource strategy
The 2010 State of Oregon Statewide Forest Assessment and Resource Strategy is designed to identify Oregon’s current forest resources and develop a strategy for integrating federal, state and private forestry programs with efforts to address issues such as wildfire, keeping working forests as forestland, promoting diversity of forest habitats for fish and wildlife, controlling invasive species and managing climate change.
Oregon Biodiversity Information Center
The Oregon Biodiversity Information Center is part of the Institute for Natural Resources, based at Oregon State University. Our mission is to identify the plant, animal, and ecological community resources of Oregon. As part of the Natural Heritage Network and NatureServe, the Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center contributes to a better understanding of global biodiversity and provides tools for managers and the public to better protect our vanishing species and communities.
Oregon Coastal Atlas
The Oregon Coastal Atlas is a multi-group project that provides a depot for traditional and digital information which can be used to inform decision-making related to the Oregon Coastal Zone. The site provides background information about coastal systems, access to interactive mapping, online geospatial analysis tools, and directly download access to various planning and natural resource data sets relating to coastal zone management.
Oregon Department of Administrative Services
The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is the central administrative agency of state government. DAS works to effectively implement policy and financial decisions made by the Governor and the Oregon Legislature. DAS’s Information Resources Management Division maintains the Oregon Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (link at http://www.gis.state.or.us/data/index.html), which includes statewide geospatial data for the State of Oregon.
Oregon Department of Foresty - Urban and Community Forestry
The Oregon Department of Forestry's Urban and Community Forestry Program provides leadership and technical services necessary to support the stewardship of Oregon's urban and community forests, and to foster public awareness of the contributions urban forest ecosystems make to the quality of life and the environmental and economic well being of Oregon cities.
Oregon Habitat Joint Venture
The Oregon Habitat Joint Venture is a loose coalition of private conservation organizations working with government agencies to protect and restore important habitats for birds and wildlife.
Oregon Marine Reserves
This website will provide links to information about marine reserves and Oregon’s marine environment and will guide you through the marine reserves nomination process.
Oregon Ocean-Coastal Management Program
The mission of the Ocean-Coastal Management Program is to provide the public with sustainable coastal natural resources. This means our resources will be vital, accessible, plentiful, free of pollution, and where appropriate developable. Sustaining our resources is an essential element to creating livable communities on the coast.
Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds website
In 1997, with the support and participation of a wide spectrum of stakeholders from all sectors and regions of the state, the Oregon Legislature and Governor established the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds. Motivated at first by the conviction that Oregon must devise its own homegrown response to listings of coho and other salmon species under the federal Endangered Species Act, the plan quickly evolved and expanded into an unprecedented statewide program to preserve and profit from Oregon's natural legacy.
Oregon's Forest Atlas 2010
The Oregon Forest Atlas project was developed in 2010 to provide public members with a broader understanding of Oregon's forests using contemporary technology. Maps developed for the Forest Atlas use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data obtained by the U.S. Forest Service PNW Research Station, data from Oregon State University and data gathered and maintained by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Oregon State University Libraries
OSU Libraries provide support to meet the informational, reference, and research needs of the faculty, staff, and students at Oregon State University and citizens around the state. This support is provided through the libraries' collection of more than 1.4 million volumes, 14,000 serials, and more than 500,000 maps and government documents, which comprises materials in all subject areas. OSU Libraries assisted with development of the North Coast Basin prototype web portal.
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board listing of locally organized watershed councils in Oregon
Watershed councils are locally organized, voluntary, non-regulatory groups established to improve the condition of watersheds in their local area. Watershed councils are required to represent the interests in the basin and be balanced in their makeup. Watershed councils offer local residents the opportunity to independently evaluate watershed conditions and identify opportunities to restore or enhance the conditions.
OSU Extension Watershed Stewards Program
Watershed Extension is an Oregon State University Extension Service effort that combines human and financial resources from Sea Grant, Forestry, Agriculture, 4-H, Family and Community Development, and partnerships both inside and outside of OSU. Watershed Extension faculty deliver watershed stewardship education and materials both on the OSU campus and statewide to a variety of audiences and experience levels.”
SustainableOregon.net communicates developments in Oregon state government and connects you with local agencies, organizations and businesses taking leadership roles in sustainable development.
The Native Plant Society
For over 40 years, members of the Native Plant Society of Oregon have been visiting the wild places of Oregon to enjoy, conserve, and study its natural vegetation.
The Wetlands Conservancy
The Wetlands Conservancy (TWC), founded in 1981, is the leading organization in Oregon dedicated to protecting Oregon's greatest wetlands. Working throughout the state, the Conservancy protects and restores these key lands by promoting private and community stewardship, supporting conservation, and working in partnership in local communities. TWC owns and manages many wetlands preserves in the Portland metropolitan area and along the Oregon coast.
University of Oregon InfoGraphics Lab
The InfoGraphics Lab works on a variety of supported projects with faculty, campus offices, and government agencies. Integration of GIS and graphic design tools with cartographic design is a focus of the Lab's work. The InfoGraphics Lab assisted with development of the North Coast Basin prototype web portal.