Below are short descriptions of the some current and foundational INR projects.  See our products page for more information about other INR projects.

Western Snowy Plover

Snowy Plover Conservation

For more than 20 years, INR's Oregon Biodiversity Information Center has led monitoring efforts on the Oregon Coast for the Western Snowy Plover, a small, rare shorebird. In cooperation with federal and state agencies, plover management focuses on habitat restoration and maintenance at breeding sites, predator management, and management of human related disturbances to nesting plovers. INR staff coordinate monitoring of plover distribution, abundance, and productivity during the breeding season. Read more...

 

Sage Grouse

SageCon

INR helps coordinate the Sage-Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon), a group convened to demonstrate how Oregon is reducing threats to sage-grouse and Oregon's sagebrush ecosystem.  SageCon seeks to formulate an “all lands, all threats” approach to sage-grouse conservation to both address USFWS’ sage-grouse listing decision in 2015 and support community sustainability in central and eastern Oregon into the future. Read more...

 

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iMapInvasives

iMapInvasives is an international online platform for collecting, managing, and sharing invasive species data. INR's Oregon Biodiversity Conservation Center manages Oregon's partner effort, an interactive online GIS-based invasive species data management program launched by the Oregon Invasive Species Council in 2011.  It is available for free to all resource managers and interested citizens. Read more...

 

Photo by Miles Hemstrom.

Integrated Landscape Assessment Project

ILAP was a multi-year effort to produce information, maps, and models to help land managers, policymakers, and others conduct mid- to broad-scale (e.g., watersheds to states and larger areas) prioritization of land management actions. ILAP provided complete cross-ownership geospatial data and maps on current vegetation, potential vegetation, land ownership and other landscape attributes across Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington. INR coordinated the project and housed many project staff at its Portland and Corvallis offices.  Read more...