Photo by Miles Hemstrom.


Much of INR's work on biodiversity and conservation takes place through the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center (ORBIC), a program we operate at our Portland State University office.  Previously known as the Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center, ORBIC's key function is to maintain, develop and distribute comprehensive information on plants, wildlife, fish, fungi, and vegetation throughout Oregon.  ORBIC works with a variety of agency, non-profit, and private partners and is a member of the NatureServe network.  Read more about ORBIC's activities via the links below.