Oregon Biodiversity Information Center

The Oregon Biodiversity Information Center (ORBIC) is part of the Institute for Natural Resources and is based at Portland State University. ORBIC leads INR's biodiveristy and conservation work; and, its key function is to maintain, develop and distribute biodiversity information in Oregon. The center works with partners across the region to provide the most comprehensive information on plants, wildlife, fish, fungi, and vegetation communities throughout Oregon. ORBIC houses a wealth of information, including the most comprehensive database of rare, threatened and endangered species of Oregon. ORBIC was originally formed by the Oregon Legislature in 1979 as the Oregon Natural Heritage Program.

Rare Species List 2016 Update

Our 2016 Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species of Oregon book has been published. You can also find excerpts, Excel versions, and information about printing hard copies on our Rare Species Publications page.

About ORBIC

The Oregon Biodiversity Information Center (ORBIC) is part of the Institute for Natural Resources (INR) and is based at Portland State University. INR is a cooperative enterprise of Oregon's public universities and has headquarters at Oregon State University and offices at Portland State University. INR's mission is to inform natural resources decision making by integrating knowledge and information. 


ORBIC leads INR's activities related to biodiversity and conservation. ORBIC's key function is to maintain, develop and distribute biodiversity information in the state. ORBIC also coordinates projects on biodiversity monitoring and provides technical assistance for the Oregon Natural Areas Program. ORBIC works with a variety of agency, non-profit, and private partners and is a member of the NatureServe network.   

History

While its name has changed several times since its inception in 1979, the core goals of ORBIC have remained the same, and the office has always been located in Portland, Oregon. The center continues to work with partners to provide the most comprehensive information on plants, wildlife, fish, fungi, and vegetation throughout Oregon.

The program was originally named the Oregon Natural Heritage Program and was formed by the Oregon Legislature in 1979. The program was housed at The Nature Conservancy of Oregon, where it was later renamed to the Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center (ORNHIC).

In 2001 the Oregon legislature established the Institute for Natural Resources at Oregon State University, and the program became part of INR-OSU in 2002. Staff became OSU employees, but the organization retained its physical location at The Nature Conservancy's Portland office. 

In 2007 the program physically and administratively moved to Portland State University and the program changed its name to the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center (ORBIC). Staff are now a mix of OSU and PSU employees. As of 2015 the program is physically located in the Science and Education Center at Portland State University and is part of the School of the Environment. ORBIC continues to be part of the Institute for Natural Resources and works closely with the staff housed at the Corvallis office.

 

 

 

Employment


Faculty and Staff Positions

Staff positions will be posted to the PSU and OSU job boads, when available.

Student Positions

We occasionally have paid student positions open. You must be enrolled as a student at PSU and taking either 6 or more undergraduate credits or 5 or more graduate credits to be eligible. Student positions are posted on PSU's CareerConnect site. Click the link below for instructions on how to access the site.

PSU CareerConnect: http://www.pdx.edu/careers/jobs-databasecareerconnect

Volunteering and Internships

We are always looking for volunteers; if you are interested please contact Sue Vrilakas at sue.vrilakas@pdx.edu or call 503-725-9950. PSU students may be eligible for course credit. 

Rare Species

INR's Oregon Biodiversity Information Center (ORBIC) was formed in large part to aid in the conservation of Oregon's rare species and ecosystems. The rich diversity of ecosystems and native plants and animals is one of Oregon's most distinctive and valued qualities. Oregon has rain forests, dry Ponderosa pine forests, oak woodlands, alpine meadows, prairies, deserts, marshes, estuaries, dunes, rocky headlands, lakes and streams, and an abundance of plants, animals, fungi, algae, and other species that enhabit them.

ORBIC helps preserve these species and habitats in Oregon by cataloguing rare species locations, ranking species by their rarity and risk of extirpation, mapping ecosystem types and habitats, creating species distribution models, monitoring snowy plovers on the Oregon coast, allocating Section 6 funds to endangered invertebrate projects, and participating in a variety of local and regional projects with a wide range of agencies, organizations, and partnerships.

Additional archived projects include a Rare Plant Guide to Oregon's threatened and endangered plants and state and global rank assessments for several species under the Survey and Manage program for the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.

Otter Rock Marine Reserve, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

Rare Species of Oregon Publications

One of the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center's main tasks is to list and rank rare, threatened, and endangered species in Oregon. Using our biodiversity database of species occurrences throughout the state and by consulting with agencies, specialists, academics, and citizen scientists, ORBIC reviews and publishes this list every two to three years.

Species ranks are important for natural resource management, prioritization of restoration or conservation efforts, and to highlight species that need more research or protection. The ranks that ORBIC produces are shared internationally through the NatureServe network of natural heritage programs and conservation data centers.

Definitions of ranks, lists, and abbreviations used in the RTE publications can be found on the RTE Definitions page.

Versions of our Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species publication that are available as PDF format are listed below with links to those documents. Paper copies of older editions of the book may be available. Details on obtaining printed copies from Odin Ink at PSU are at the bottom of the page.

Oregon Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species Publications

2016 Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species of Oregon

Full 2016 Publication in PDF Format 130 pages 2.3 MB
Excerpts by Category PDF Excerpts Excel Excerpts
Vasular Plants Vascular Plant List 2016-rte-vascs.xlsx
Non-Vascular Plants and Fungi Non-Vascular Plants and Fungi List 2016-rte-nonvascs.xlsx
Vertebrate Animals Vertebrate Animal List 2016-rte-verts.xlsx
Invertebrate Animals Invertebrate Animal List 2016-rte-inverts.xlsx
Additional Resources PDF Resources Excel Resources
Ecoregion Map OR Ecoregion and County Map  
Codes Used 2016 Codes  
Summary of Vascular Plant Changes   vasc_2016_changes_summary.xlsx
Summary of Non-vascular and Fungi Changes   nonvas_2016_changes_summary.xlsx
Summary of Animal Changes   2016_rte_animal_changes_summary.xlsx
Errata   errata_040517.xslx

2013 Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species of Oregon

Full 2013 Publication in PDF Format 111 pages 1.1 MB
Excerpts by Category PDF Exerpts Excel Excerpts
Vascular Plants Vascular Plant List 2013-vascs.xlsx
Non-vascular Plants/Fungi Non-Vascular Plant/Fungi List 2013-nonvascs.xlsx
Vertebrate Animals Vertebrate Animal List 2013-verts.xlsx*
Invertebrate Animals Invertebrate Animal List 2013-inverts.xlsx**
Additional Resources PDF Resources Excel Resources
Ecoregion Map OR Ecoregion and County Map  
Codes Used 2013 Codes  
County Names and Abbreviations   ORCountyAbbrev.xlsx
Summary of Vascular Changes   2013-vasc-rank-changes.xls
Summary of Non-Vascular Changes   2013-nonvasc-changes.xls

* Prior to 10/10/2013, this file had some errors in the federal status column. These have been corrected in the current file.

** Updated 12/29/2014. Updated distribution of Pterostichus johnsoni and federal status of Euphydryas editha taylori.

2010 Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species of Oregon

Full 2010 Publication in PDF Format 105 pages 1.6 MB
Excerpts by Category PDF Exerpts Excel Excerpts
Vascular Plants Vascular Plant List 2010-vascs.xls
Non-vascular Plants/Fungi Non-Vascular Plant/Fungi List 2010-nonvascs.xls
Vertebrates Vertebrate List 2010-verts.xls
Invertebrates Invertebrate List 2010-inverts.xls
Additional Resources    
Ecoregion Map OR Ecoregion and County Map  
Codes Used 2010 Codes  

2007 Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species of Oregon

Full 2007 Publication in PDF Format 100 pages 1.3 MB
Excerpts by Category Excel Sheet
Vascular Plants 2007-vascs.xls
Non-vascular Plants/Fungi 2007-nonvascs.xls
Vertebrates 2007-verts.xls
Invertebrates 2007-inverts.xls

2004 Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species of Oregon

Full 2004 Publication in PDF Format 105 pages 1.3 MB
Excerpts by Category Process Notes Excel Sheet
Vascular Plants Vascular Process Notes Vascular Plant List
Non-vascular Plants/Fungi Nonvascular Process Notes Non-Vascular Plant/Fungi List
Vertebrates Vertebrate Process Notes Vertebrate List
Invertebrates Invertebrate Process Notes Invertebrate List

Archived Rare Species Publications

Year
Title
# Pages
Size (mb)
92
.389
88
5.39
84
6.0
80
6.5
64
4.8
43
5.4
41
3.0
35
2.5
32
2.0
114
5.8

Notes on Species Lists in PDF and Spreadsheet Formats

These spreadsheets contain the same information in the RTE publication, but in an easily sortable format. Files are Microsoft Office and Open Office compatible.

A note on federal status: in the book and the PDF lists, federal status is reported on the state level. In the Excel lists, federal status is reported on the national level. For example, Columbia spotted frog is a federal Candidate in Oregon (C), but other populations in the US do not have this status, so its national federal status is partial status (PS).

Printed Books from Odin Ink

The 2016, 2013, and 2010 editions of the RTE book are available for printing from Odin Ink, an on-demand printing company at PSU. Printed books are about $9.00, depending on page number, plus shipping and handling. Shipping generally costs about $7.00 flat rate. Bulk order discounts may be available. Call Odin Ink at (503) 226-2631, or e-mail odininkpsu@gmail.com to place your order.

If you are in Portland, you can also visit Odin Ink on the second floor of the Portland State University Bookstore in the urban plaza at SW 4th and SW Hall (1715 SW 5th Avenue Portland, OR 97201). They can print a copy in the bookstore in a few minutes.

Greater Sage-Grouse

In 2010 the US Fish and Wildlife Service determined that greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianuswarranted protection under the Endangered Species Act, but that action was precluded by higher-priority species efforts. Since that time, groups across the western states have worked to create and implement conservation plants that would address the threats to sage-grouse and its sagebrush habitat so that ESA protection would no longer be warranted.

Through the Sage-Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon), ORBIC staff are providing expertise and project coordination with several agencies and partners to create an "all lands, all threats" plan for greater sage-grouse conservation in Oregon. The resulting plan aims to address key threats to sagebrush habitat by working collaboratively with farming and ranching communities and the energy sector to ensure protection for sage-grouse. 

 

SageCon Products

 

Western Snowy Plover

Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus) (6326191981) The western snowy plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus) was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1973. Oregon Biodiversity Information Center staff have surveyed and monitored snowy plovers along the Oregon coast since the 1990s. Working with partners in the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation, The Nature Conservancy, and many others, ORBIC staff have collected decades of data on plover distribution, nesting locations and success, and predator controls and exclosure methods. Through these and other conservation efforts, populations of the western snowy plover have steadily increased.

Related Information

  • Annual reports on snowy pover nesting outcomes and other documents are available from OSU's Scholars Archive.
  • Story about INR's Plover Team in this 2012 article from KATU about recovering chicks from the Bandon State Natural Area.
  • 2016 poster presention on documenting causes of snowy plover failure with cameras, by Eleanor Gaines and the INR-ORBIC team. PDF icon2016cameraposter101516.pdf

Endangered Invertebrates

Oregon silverspot butterfly threatened species, By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsBecause of language in the Oregon Natural Heritage Act, the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center (ORBIC) is the state agency responsible for rare and endangered invertebrates in Oregon. As such, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has granted the program limited authority to administer and manage a program for federally threatened and endangered invertebrate species, as provided under Section 6 of the US Federal Endangered Species Act.

ORBIC has three objectives for the rare and endangered invertebrate program:

  • To gather as much information as possible on those invertebrates that are currently considered rare, threatened or endangered in order to enable managers to protect critical habitat or populations.
  • To promote inventory and taxonomic work on undescribed or poorly known species which may face significant threats.
  • To assist in the USFWS recovery efforts for the three invertebrates already protected under the Endangered Species Act. This includes coordination, inventory, management and research projects for the Oregon silverspot butterfly, the Fender's blue butterfly and the vernal pool fairy shrimp.

The list of invertebrate species in the book Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species of Oregon reflects our current understanding of the status of the rare invertebrates in Oregon. The list, however, represents only a fraction of the diversity of invertebrate species found in Oregon, and is generally biased towards groups that have been well studied (e.g. caddisflies, butterflies, mollusks), and is lacking for groups of other species that are poorly known. In cooperation with federal agencies and Universities, we are hopeful that our continued efforts and partnerships will continue to build upon our current knowledge of rare invertebrate species in Oregon.

You can download a spreadsheet of the invertebrate list or view the PDF of our current and archived RTE books at our Rare Species page.

Ranking Systems

An important responsibility of ORBIC is to review and rank rare, threatened, and endangered species of Oregon. We assign Heritage Ranks to animals, plants, and fungi that are or may become rare in Oregon. Heritage Ranks are decided through expert review, discussion, input from interested parties, and trends in sightings and population data.

Heritage Ranks

The Heritage Ranks are a part of an international ranking system first developed by The Nature Conservancy and now managed by NatureServe. This system is used by Heritage programs in all 50 states in the USA, at the 8 Canadian Conservation Data Centres, and network partners in several Latin American countries. A brief definition of these ranks can be found at our Rank Definitions page. You can find more detailed discussion of these ranks at NatureServe's Conservation Status page.

In addition to ranking each species' conservation status, Heritage programs also rank each occurrence, or population group, of species that are found in each state. If you are interested in learning how we rank occurrences, see the Ranking Species Occurrences - A Generic Approach article by NatureServe, updated in January 2008. More background information on occurrence ranking can be found in the NatureServe Ranking Methodology publication from April 2009.

State and Federal Ranking Systems

In addition to our Heritage Ranks, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Oregon Department of Agriculture also rank species. We include these rankings in our publication, Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species of Oregon.

You can view the current ODFW and USFWS rankings for vertebrates at ODFW's Wildlife Division. ODFW has also compiled a Sensitive Species list to address species which are not currently considered threatened but which may need proactive protection to maintain their populations. Current ODA plant listings are found at their Plant Conservation pages.

Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species of Oregon

ORBIC publishes this book every two or three years with updated ranks for rare species in Oregon. The latest version of the RTE book is available as a PDF file at our Rare Species Lists page. Archived PDF versions of the RTE books are also available on this page. Paper copies of older editions of the book may be available. If you are interested in these paper editions, please contact inrdata@pdx.edu. Future editions of the RTE book will be available as a PDF file only.

Ranking Definitions

ORBIC participates in an international system for ranking rare, threatened and endangered species throughout the world. The system was developed by The Nature Conservancy and is now maintained by NatureServe in cooperation with Heritage Programs or Conservation Data Centers (CDCs) in all 50 states, 9 Canadian provinces, and in 13 Latin American countries. The ranking is a 1-5 scale with 1 being critically imperilied and 5 being secure. When determining species rank many factors are taken into account, including the number of known occurrences, threats, inherent sensitivity, area occupied, and other biological and anthropogenic factors. Documentation for several species ranking decisions are available on our Ranking Documentation page.

Global Ranks

Ranks are developed for different portions of a species range. The first and most critical rank describes the species status globally, and best describes the risk of extinction. This is called the Global Rank and begins with a "G". If the taxon has a trinomial (a subspecies, variety or recognized race), this is followed by a "T" rank indicator. A "Q" at the end of this line indicates the taxon has taxonomic questions. National Ranks beginning with the letter "N" describe a species' status in specific nations such as the United States, Mexico, or Canada, but are not often used in the US.

State Ranks

The most widely used NatureServe rank in the United States are the State Ranks, which describe the rarity of a species within each state's boundary. These State Ranks begin with the letter "S". Global, National, and State ranks all use a 1-5 ranking system, summarized below:

1 = Critically imperiled because of extreme rarity or because it is somehow especially vulnerable to extinction or extirpation, typically with 5 or fewer occurrences.

2 = Imperiled because of rarity or because other factors demonstrably make it very vulnerable to extinction (extirpation), typically with 6-20 occurrences.

3 = Rare, uncommon or threatened, but not immediately imperiled, typically with 21-100 occurrences.

4 = Not rare and apparently secure, but with cause for long-term concern, usually with more than 100 occurrences.

5 = Demonstrably widespread, abundant, and secure.

H = Historical Occurrence, formerly part of the native biota with the implied expectation that it may be rediscovered.

X = Presumed extirpated or extinct.

U = Unknown rank.

? = Not yet ranked or assigned rank is uncertain.

More details on the Heritage Ranking system and more definitions can be found at the NatureServe Web site and on their Conservation Status page. A complete description of the ranking process is available from Natureserve's Methodology for Assigning Ranks.

Heritage Lists

ORBIC evaluates the NatureServe ranks and further refines the data for state application through placing species on their Lists 1 through 4. The fact that Oregon and California have such high rates of species endemism was the reason for the implementation of the 1-4 Heritage Listings in Oregon and California. In particular, most heritage programs consider all G1, G2 or G3 taxa as needing protection. Based on a snapshot search of NatureServe explorer, 1138 taxa in Oregon are ranked G1-G3 (or T1-T3). Of these, 615 taxa ranked as a G3 (or T3, excluding taxa with G3 in range ranks). Many of these are rare endemics which have few documented threats. Because of this, ORBIC evaluates G3 taxa individually based the significance of the species Oregon distribution, and overall threats to the taxa. This evaluation is the primary analysis used to determine which ORBIC list they are placed on.

Brief Summary of ORBIC Lists:

List 1 contains taxa that are threatened with extinction or presumed to be extinct throughout their entire range. These are the taxa most at risk, and should be the highest priority for conservation action.

Any taxa with heritage Global ranks of G1 or G2 (or T1 or T2) would be included on List 1, as well as any G3 (or T3) taxa which are showing significant or dramatic declines rangewide.

List 2 contains taxa that are threatened with extirpation or presumed to be extirpated from the state of Oregon. These are often peripheral or disjunct species which are of concern when considering species diversity within Oregon's borders. They can be very significant when protecting the genetic diversity of a taxon. ORNHP regards extreme rarity as a significant threat and has included species which are very rare in Oregon on this list.

All taxa with Heritage State Ranks of S1 and most taxa with Heritage State Ranks of S2 are included on this list.

List 3 contains species for which more information is needed before status can be determined, but which may be threatened or endangered in Oregon or throughout their range. Many taxa on this list may eventually be determined to belong on List 1 or List 2, so it is important that they be looked for, and the few known occurrences be protected.

Taxa on this list often include those with range ranks (such as G2G4 or G2G3), indicating uncertainty about their status. In addition, these species can have a question mark in their status, or have an unknown status. Typical ranks might be G3?S3?, indicating that the species is probably at risk, but with significant status questions.

List 4 contains taxa which are of conservation concern but currently do not meet the criteria for begin considered threatened or endangered. This includes taxa which are very rare but are currently secure, as well as taxa which are declining in numbers or habitat but are still too abundant to be proposed as threatened or endangered. While these taxa currently may not need the same active management attention as threatened or endangered taxa, they do require continued monitoring.

Formerly considered a watch list, List 4 includes species that may be of conservation concern from a global or state perspective. The more abundant or less threatened S2 ranked taxa, along with taxa with state ranks of S3 which are showing significant or dramatic declines statewide would also be included on this list. Similarly, G3 taxa that are not significantly declining, or with less imminent threats would be included on this list.

Ranking Documentation

Tables of Results: Vascular Plants  |  Fungi and Lichen  |  Vertebrates   |  Invertebrates

Introduction to Natural Heritage Ranks

One of the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center's tasks is to rank rare species in Oregon according to how at risk they are in Oregon. For endemic species and those for which we have ranking responsibility, we also assess species' status on a global scale. The conservation status ranks for the species on the linked pages below were assigned following NatureServe's protocol on species assessment. An explanation of the methodology, a description of the factors being assessed, and the spreadsheet calculator tool can be viewed and downloaded from NatureServe's Rank Calculator website. The calculator version used for these evaluations is noted in the footer of the document; if there is no footer the version was 2.0. For a brief description of the meaning of the rank codes, see our Rare Species Ranking Definitions page.

Ranks are assigned as a couplet, one for the global level and one for the state/Oregon level. If only the global ranking form is available, then the species is an Oregon endemic and the state rank and information will be the same. If only the state ranking form is available, then the species occurs outside of Oregon as well and Oregon does not have global ranking authority. The global ranks for these species therefore reflect the published values in the current Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species of Oregon list, and global ranking authority rests with another state or with NatureServe.

Many of the vascular plant species have also been assessed for vulnerability to climate change using NatureServe's Climate Change Vulnerability Index calculator. Where it has been calculated, the score from the CCVI is listed in the "Climate Vulnerability" column of the table. This rank informs the "threats" section of the Element Rank Calculator, and provides a measure of how vulnerable a species is to negative impacts from predicted climate change. See NatureServe's Climate Change Vulnerability Index page for more information or to download a copy of the calculator.

The element ranks assigned to the species under the Survey and Manage Assessment project (completed in 2004) followed a similar protocol as the NatureServe Element Ranking methodology but the calculator tool had not been developed at that time. The ranks in the tables linked above supercede all other previous ranks for a given species.

As time allows more species will have their ranks documented and published in these tables, please check back periodically for updates.

Vascular Plant Ranks

Documentation forms for Oregon state and global ranks for vascular plants are provided in the table below. For detailed information on the ranking process, see Ranking Documentation. For a brief description of the meaning of the rank codes, see Rare Species Ranking Definitions. Species for which only a G-rank form is available are Oregon endemics, thus the S-rank information for these species is the same as the G-rank.

Tables of Results: Vascular Plants  |  Fungi  |  Vertebrates   |  Invertebrates

Vascular Plants

Scientific Name Common Name Global Rank State Rank Climate Vulnerability Rank Date Climate Vulnerability Date
Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora Pink sandverbena G4G5T2 S1 High   2016-08-17
Achnatherum hendersonii Henderson ricegrass G3 S2 Moderate   2016-08-17
Achnatherum wallowaense Wallowa ricegrass G2G3 S2S3 Moderate   2016-08-17
Aliciella triodon Coyote gilia G5 S2   2016-04-20  
Allium dictuon Blue Mt. onion G2 S2 Less Vulnerable   2016-08-01
Amsinckia carinata Malheur Valley fiddleneck G2 S2 Extreme   2016-08-01
Arabis koehleri var. koehleri Koehler's rockcress G3T1Q S1 High   2016-08-15
Arabis macdonaldiana Red Mountain rockcress G2 S1 Presumed Stable 2012-12-12 2012-12-21
Arabis modesta Rogue Canyon rockcress G3 S2 Less Vulnerable   2016-08-15
Arctostaphylos hispidula Gasquet manzanita G3 S2 Moderate   2016-08-15
Astragalus applegatei Applegate's milk-vetch G1 S1 High 2012-11-16 2012-11-26
Astragalus californicus California milk-vetch G3 S1 Moderate   2016-08-10
Astragalus lemmonii Lemmon's milk-vetch G2 S1 High 2013-04-29 2013-04-29
Astragalus mulfordiae Mulford's milk-vetch G2 S1 Moderate 2013-04-22 2015-05-27
Astragalus peckii Peck's milk-vetch G3 S3 Moderate 2010-05-28 2016-08-16
Astragalus tegetarioides Bastard kentrophyta G3 S3 High 2010-05-31 2016-08-17
Astragalus tyghensis Tygh Valley milkvetch G2 S2 High   2016-08-01
Bensoniella oregana Bensonia G3 S3 High 2010-06-18 2016-08-15
Boechera atrorubens Sickle-pod rockcress G3 S2 Less Vulnerable   2017-06-01
Boechera hastatula Hells Canyon rockcress G2 S2 Moderate   2016-08-01
Boechera horizontalis Crater Lake rockcress G1 S1 High   2016-08-01
Boechera paddoensis Mt. Adams rockcress G1 S1   2016-04-21  
Botrychium ascendens Upward-lobed moonwort G3 S2 Moderate   2017-06-01
Botrychium crenulatum Crenulate moonwort G3 S2 Moderate   2017-06-01
Botrychium lineare Slender moonwort G2G3 S1 High   2017-06-01
Botrychium montanum Mountain grape-fern G3 S2 Moderate   2017-06-01
Botrychium paradoxum Peculiar moonwort G3G4 S1 Moderate 2013-01-29 2013-01-29
Botrychium pedunculosum Stalked moonwort G2G3 S1 Moderate   2017-06-01
Botrychium pumicola Pumice grape-fern G3 S3 Moderate 2010-06-21 2017-06-01
Calamagrostis breweri Brewer's reedgrass G3 S2 Extreme   2017-06-01
Calamagrostis tweedyi Tweedy's reedgrass G3 S1   2016-04-21  
California macrophylla Large-leaved filaree G2 G1 Moderate   2016-08-01
Calochortus coxii Cox's mariposa-lily G1 S1 Moderate 2012-11-16 2012-11-16
Calochortus greenei Greene's mariposa-lily G3 S3 Moderate 2010-06-23 2017-06-01
Calochortus howellii Howell's mariposa-lily G3 S3 Moderate 2010-06-25 2017-06-01
Calochortus longebarbatus var. peckii Peck's mariposa-lily G4T3 S3   2010-06-28  
Calochortus nitidus Broad fruit mariposa lily G3 S1 Less Vulnerable   2017-06-01
Calochortus persistens Siskiyou mariposa-lily G2 S1 Presumed Stable 2013-03-29 2013-03-29
Calochortus umpquaensis Umpqua mariposa lily G3 S3 Moderate   2017-06-01
Camassia howellii Howell's camas G2 S2 Less vulnerable   2016-08-01
Camissonia parvula Lewis' river suncup G5 S2   2016-06-14  
Cardamine pattersonii Saddle Mt. bittercress G2 S2 High   2016-08-01
Carex concinna Low northern sedge G5 S1   2012-09-12  
Carex davyi Dry-spike sedge G2 S1 Less vulnerable   2016-08-01
Carex idahoa Idaho Sedge G2G3 S1 Extreme   2017-06-01
Carex klamathensis Klamath sedge G2 S2 Moderate   2016-08-01
Carex tahoensis Tahoe sedge G5 S1S2 High 2016-05-11 2016-05-11
Carex tiogana Tioga pass sedge G1 S1 Extreme 2012-11-15 2012-11-15
Castilleja chambersii Chambers' paintbrush G1 S1 High   2016-08-01
Castilleja chlorotica Green-tinged paintbrush G3? S3? Moderate 2010-08-01 2017-06-01
Castilleja fraterna Fraternal paintbrush G2 S2 Extreme   2016-08-01
Castilleja levisecta Golden paintbrush G1 SX   2012-11-15  
Castilleja mendocinensis Mendocino coast paintbrush G2 S1 Extreme   2016-08-01
Castilleja oresbia Pale Wallowa paintbrush G3 S2S3 Presumed Stable 2013-04-10 2013-04-02
Castilleja rubida Purple alpine paintbrush G2 S2 Extreme   2016-08-01
Castilleja schizotricha Split-hair paintbrush G3 S2 Moderate   2017-06-01
Chaenactis suffrutescens Shasta pincushion G3 S1   2016-04-20  
Chloropyron maritimus ssp. palustris Pt. Reyes bird's-beak G4T2 S2 Extreme   2016-08-01
Collomia mazama Mt. Mazama collomia G4 S4 High 2010-06-20  
Collomia renacta Barren valley collomia G1 S1 Presumed Stable 2012-11-09 2012-11-09
Corydalis aquae-gelidae Cold-water corydalis G3 S3 High 2010-07-10 2016-08-17
Delphinium leucophaeum White rock larkspur G2 S2 Moderate   2016-08-01
Delphinium oreganum Willamette Valley larkspur G3Q S1 Less vulnerable   2016-08-01
Delphinium pavonaceum Peacock larkspur G1Q S1 Less vulnerable   2016-08-01
Dodecatheon austrofrigidum Frigid shootingstar G2 S2 Moderate   2016-0-01
Epilobium oreganum Oregon willow-herb G2 S2 Presumed Stable 2013-03-25 2013-03-25
Erigeron davisii Englemann's Daisy G3 S1 Less Vulnerable   2017-06-01
Erigeron howellii Howell's daisy G2 S2 Less vulnerable   2016-08-01
Erigeron latus Broad fleabane G3 S1? Moderate   2017-06-01
Erigeron oreganus Oregon daisy G3 S3 High 2010-07-02 2016-08-01
Erigeron stansellii   G1 S1   2012-10-04  
Eriogonum calcareum   G5 S2S3   2012-10-04  
Eriogonum chrysops Golden buckwheat G2 S2   2012-11-19  
Eriogonum crosbyae var. mystrium Pueblo Mountains buckwheat G2 S2   2012-10-10  
Eriogonum cusickii Cusick's eriogonum G2 S2 Moderate   2016-08-09
Eriogonum prociduum Prostrate buckwheat G2? S1? Moderate   2016-08-01
Eriogonum villosissimum Acker Rock wild buckwheat G1 S1 Moderate 2012-01-16 2016-08-01
Erysimum concinnum Pacific wallflower G3 S1 Extreme   2016-08-01
Erythranthe hymenophylla Membrane-leaved monkeyflower G2 S1S2 Extreme   2016-08-09
Erythronium elegans Coast Range fawn-lily G2 S2 Less vulnerable   2016-08-01
Erythronium howellii Howell's adder's-tongue G3 S3   2010-07-07  
Eucephalus gormanii Gorman's aster G3 S3   2010-07-09  
Eucephalus vialis Wayside aster G3 S3   2010-07-09  
Filipendula occidentalis Queen-of-the-forest G2 S2 Less vulnerable   2016-08-01
Frasera umpquaensis Umpqua swertia G3 S3 Moderate 2009-10-12 2016-08-19
Fritillaria gentneri Gentner's fritillaria G1 S1 Presumed Stable 2012-11-08 2012-11-08
Gentiana setigera Waldo gentian G2 S2 High   2016-08-01
Gilia millefoliata Seaside gilia G2 S1 High 2013-03-06 2013-03-11
Gratiola heterosepala Boggs Lake hedge-hyssop G2 S1 Extreme   2016-08-01
Hackelia bella Beautiful stickseed G3? S1 Less Vulnerable   2017-06-01
Hackelia cronquistii Cronquist's stickseed G3 S3 High 2010-07-12 2016-08-19
Hackelia ophiobia Three forks stickseed G3 S1 Moderate   2017-06-01
Hastingsia bracteosa ssp. atropurpurea Purple flowered rush lily G2T2 S2 Moderate   2016-08-01
Hastingsia bracteosa ssp. bracteosa Large-flowered rush lily G2T2 S2 Moderate   2016-08-01
Helianthus bolanderi Bolander's sunflower G4 S2 Moderate 2016-05-13 2016-05-13
Hesperocyparis bakeri Baker's cypress G3 S1 Less Vulnerable   2017-06-01
Horkelia hendersonii Henderson's horkelia G1G2 S1S2 Extreme   2016-08-01
Huperzia miyoshiana Pacific fir-moss G4 S1 Moderate 2016-05-12 2016-05-12
Iliamna latibracteata California globe-mallow G3 S2 Moderate   2017-06-02
Ivesia rhypara var. rhypara Grimy ivesia G2T2 S1 High 2013-04-09 2015-05-27
Ivesia rhypara var. shellyi Shelly's ivesia G1G2T1T2 S1S2 High 2013-04-11 2013-04-11
Juncus kelloggii Kellogg's dwarf rush G3? S2? Less Vulnerable 2016-05-13 2016-05-13
Kalmiopsis fragrans North Umpqua kalmiopsis G2 S2 Moderate 2012-11-01 2012-11-01
Lasthenia ornduffii Large-flowered goldfields G2 S2 High   2016-08-01
Lathyrus holochlorus Thin-leaved peavine G2 S2 Less Vulnerable   2016-08-01
Lepidium davisii Davis' peppergrass G3 S1 High   2017-06-01
Lilium occidentale Western lily G1 S1 High 2012-10-16 2012-10-26
Limnanthes pumila ssp. pumila Dwarf wooly meadow-foam G1 S1 Extreme   2016-08-01
Lomatium bentonitum   G1 S1   2012-10-04  
Lomatium cookii Cook's desert-parsley G1 S1 High 2012-10-22 2015-05-27
Lomatium englemannii Englemann's desert-parsley G3 S1 Less Vulnerable   2017-06-02
Lomatium erythrocarpum Red-fruited lomatium G1G2 S1S2 Extreme 2012-09-20 2012-09-20
Lomatium greenmanii Greenman's lomatium G1 S1 Extreme   2016-08-01
Lomatium ochocense Ochoco desert-parsley G2 S2 Presumed Stable 2012-09-12 2012-09-12
Lomatium pastorale Meadow lomatium G1G2 S1 Extreme   2016-08-01
Lomatium roseanum Rose's lomatium G2G3 S1 Moderate   2017-06-01
Lomatium suksdorfii Suksdorf's desert parsley G3 S2 Less Vulnerable   2017-06-01
Luina serpentina Colonial luina G3 S3 Extreme 2010-07-31 2016-08-19
Lupinus lepidus var. ashlanensis Mt. Ashland Lupine G1T1 S1 Extreme   2016-08-01
Lupinus lepidus var. cusickii Cusick's lupine G1T1 S1 High 2012-10-15 2012-10-15
Lupinus sabinianus Sabin's lupine G4 S4   2016-04-19  
Meconella oregana White fairypoppy G2G3 S1 Less Vulnerable   2017-06-01
Mentzelia mollis Smooth mentzelia G2 S2 Extreme   2016-08-01
Mentzelia packardiae Packard's mentzelia G2Q S2 High   2016-08-01
Micranthes hitchcockii Saddle Mt. saxifrage G1 S1 High   2016-08-01
Mimulus hymenophyllus Membrane-leaf monkeyflower G2 S1S2 Extreme 2012-08-24 2012-09-28
Mimulus patulus Stem-leaved monkeyflower G3Q S2S4 High 2013-04-08 2013-04-08
Mirabilis macfarlanei Macfarlane's four-o'clock G2 S1 Moderate 2013-01-29 2013-01-29
Monardella purpurea Siskiyou monardella G3Q S3 Less Vulnerable   2017-06-01
Myosurus sessilis Sessile mousetail G2 S1 Moderate   2016-08-10
Navarretia willamettensis Willamette navarretia G1 S1 High   2016-08-01
Oenothera wolfii Wolf's evening-primrose G1 S1 High 2012-08-21 2012-09-10
Penstemon barrettiae Barrett's penstemon G2 S2 Moderate   2016-08-11
Penstemon glaucinus Blue-leaved penstemon G3 S3 Less Vulnerable 2010-07-14 2017-06-01
Penstemon peckii Peck's penstemon G3 S3 Less Vulnerable 2010-07-14 2016-08-19
Penstemon perpulcher Beautiful penstemon G3? S1 Less Vulnerable   2017-06-01
Perideridia erythrorhiza Red-root yapah G2 S2 Presumed Stable 2012-09-06 2012-09-06
Phacelia argentea Silvery phacelia G2 S2 Extreme   2016-08-01
Phacelia inundata Playa phacelia G2 S2 High 2013-02-28 2015-05-27
Phacelia leonis Siskiyou phacelia G2 S1 Moderate 2013-02-28 2013-02-25
Phacelia minutissima Dwaft phacelia G3 S1 High   2017-06-01
Plagiobothrys hirtus Rough popcorn flower G1 S1 Extreme 2012-09-04 2012-09-04
Plagiobothrys salsus Desert allocarya G2G3 S1 High   2016-08-19
Pleuropogon oregonus Oregon semaphore grass G1 S1 Extreme 2012-08-22 2012-08-22
Prosartes parvifolia Siskiyou fairy bells G2? S1 Less Vulnerable   2016-08-01
Pyrrocoma radiata Snake River goldenweed G3 S3 Moderate 2010-07-26 2017-06-01
Pyrrocoma scaberula Rough pyrrocoma G3 S3 High 2010-07-20 2016-08-11
Ranunculus austrooreganus Southern Oregon buttercup G3 S3 Moderate   2016-08-01
Ranunculus triternatus Obscure Buttercup G2 S1 Presumed Stable 2012-12-07 2012-12-07
Romanzoffia thompsonii Thompson mistmaiden G4 S4   2010-07-29  
Rorippa columbiae Columbia Cress G3 S3 Moderate   2017-06-01
Rubus bartonianus Bartonberry G2 S2 High 2012-12-05 2012-12-05
Sedum moranii Rogue River Stonecrop G2 S2 Presumed Stable 2012-11-20 2012-08-21
Sericocarpus rigidus White-topped aster G3 S2 Moderate   2017-06-01
Sidalcea hendersonii Henderson's sidalcea G3 S1 Extreme   2017-06-01
Sidalcea hickmanii ssp. petraea Neil Rock sidalcea G3 S1 Less Vulnerable   2017-06-01
Sidalcea hirtipes Bristly-stemmed Sidalcea G2 S2 High   2016-08-08
Silene spaldingii Spalding's catchfly G2 S2 High 2013-02-20 2013-02-21
Sisyrinchium hitchcockii Hitchcock's blue-eyed grass G2 S1 Moderate 2013-02-19 2013-02-19
Sisyrinchium sarmentosum Pale blue-eyed grass G1 S1 Moderate 2012-08-23 2015-05-27
Sophora leachiana Western Necklace G2 S2 Moderate   2016-08-02
Stanleya confertiflora Biennial stanleya G2 S2 Presumed Stable 2012-10-03 2012-08-24
Stephanomeria malheurensis Malheur wire-lettuce G1 S1 High 2012-08-27 2012-08-27
Streptanthus howellii Howell's streptanthus G2 S2 Less Vulnerable   2016-08-01
Sullivantia oregana Oregon sullivantia G2 S2 High   2016-08-01
Tauschia howellii Howell's tauschia G2 S1 Moderate 2014-07-23 2014-07-23
Thelypodium brachycarpum Short-podded thelypody G3 S2 Less Vulnerable   2017-06-02
Thelypodium howellii ssp. howellii Howell's thelypody G2T2 S1 Extreme   2016-08-02
Thelypodium howellii ssp. spectabilis Howell's spectacular thelypody G2 T1S1 High 2013-02-14 2013-02-19
Trifolium douglasii Douglas's clover G2 S2 Moderate 2013-02-11 2013-02-11
Trifolium leibergii Leiberg's clover G2 S2 Presumed Stable 2013-01-30 2013-01-30
Trifolium owyheense Owyhee clover G2 S2 High 2013-05-01 2015-05-27

Fungi Ranks

Documentation forms for state and global ranks for fungi are provided in the table below. For detailed information on the ranking process, see Ranking Documentation. For a brief description of the meaning of the rank codes, see Rare Species Ranking Definitions. Fields with an en dash ( – ) denotes that the species has not been documented in that state, at least at the time of the assessment. Results are being posted as they are generated, so check back periodically.

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Fungi

Scientific Name Global Rank Oregon
State Rank
Washington
State Rank
California
State Rank
Rank
Date
Albatrellopsis flettii G4 S4 S3 S2 2017-03-09
Albatrellus avellaneus G3 S2 S2 S1 2017-03-09
Albatrellus ellisii G3 S3 S2 S2 2017-03-09
Albatrellus skamanius GU S1     2009-09-21
Aleurodiscus farlowii G3 S1 S1 S1 2017-03-09
Alpova olivaceotinctus G2 S1 S2 2017-03-09
Amanita armillariiformis G3 S2     2010-06-01
Amogaster viridigleba G1 S1     2010-06-01
Arcangeliella crassa G3 S2     2010-06-01
Arcangeliella lactarioides G3 S1     2010-06-01
Arrhenia lobata G5 S1     2010-06-03
Asterophora lycoperdoides G4 S2S3 S2S3 S2 2017-03-09
Asterophora parasitica G3G4 S2 S2 2017-03-09
Baeospora myriadophylla G3 S1 S3 S1S2 2017-03-09
Balsamia alba G3 S2     2010-06-03
Balsamia nigrens G2G3 S2 S2 2017-03-09
Balsamia platyspora G3 S1     2010-06-04
Bondarzewia mesenterica G4Q S4 S3S4 S3 2017-03-09
Bridgeoporus nobilissimus G2G3 S2 S2 S1 2017-03-09
Cantharellus subalbidus G4 S3 S3 S3 2017-04-22
Catathelasma ventricosum G4 S2 S3 S2 2017-03-09
Cazia flexiascus G2 S1     2010-06-04
Chalciporus piperatus G4 S3S4 S4 S3S4 2017-03-09
Chamonixia caespitosa G3? S2 S2 S1 2017-03-09
Conocybe subnuda G4? S1     2010-06-04
Dendrocollybia racemosa G4 S3?     2010-06-03
Elaphomyces decipiens G3 S3     2010-06-04
Elaphomyces subviscidus G2G3 S1S2     2010-06-04
Endogone oregonensis G2 S2     2010-06-09
Fevansia aurantiaca G2       2010-05-31
Galerina fuscobrunnea G1 S1     2010-06-09
Genea compacta G2 S1     2010-10-04
Glomus pubescens G3 S1     2010-10-06
Gymnomyces monosporus G1 S1     2010-10-06
Hebeloma occidentale G1 S1     2010-10-06
Hebeloma oregonense G1 S1     2010-10-11
Hebeloma parcivelum G1 S1     2010-10-10
Hebeloma pungens G1 S1     2010-10-10
Hemimycena pseudocrispula G3 S1     2010-10-10
Hygrophorus albicarneus G1 S1     2010-10-11
Hygrophorus albiflavus G1 S1     2010-10-11
Lactarius crassus G3 S2S3 S2S3 2017-03-09
Lactarius lactarioides G2G3 S2? S2? 2017-03-09
Lactarius silviae G2G3 S2S3 S1S2 2017-03-09
Leptonia violaceonigra G2 S1     2010-08-25
Martellia medlockii G1 S1     2010-06-14
Mycena gaultheri G1 S1     2010-06-14
Neoalbatrellus caeruleoporus G2G3 S2 S1 S1 2017-03-09
Nolanea verna var. isodiametrica T3 S1     2010-06-15
Octaviania cyanescens G1 S1     2010-05-31
Omphalina isabellina G1 S1     2010-06-15
Phaeocollybia dissiliens G3 S3     2010-06-15
Phaeocollybia lilacifolia G3 S2S3     2010-06-15
Radiigera bushnellii G1 S1     2010-06-16
Ramaria coulterae G3 S2     2010-06-16
Ramaria rubribrunnescens G2 S2     2010-06-16
Rhizopogon abietis G3 S2     2010-08-04
Rhizopogon alexsmithii G2 S2 S1 S1 2017-03-09
Rhizopogon atroviolaceus G2 S2     2010-08-06
Rhizopogon bacillisporus G4 S3     2010-08-06
Rhizopogon brunneiniger G3 S2     2010-08-06
Rhizopogon clavitisporus G3 S3     2010-08-09
Rhizopogon flavofibrillosus G3 S2     2010-08-10
Rhizopogon rogersii G3 S3     2010-08-10
Rhizopogon semireticulatus G3 S3     2010-08-11
Rhizopogon semitectus G2 S1     2010-08-11
Rhizopogon subcinnamomeus G2 S1     2010-08-11
Rhizopogon subclavitisporus G2 S2     2010-08-12
Rhizopogon subpurpurascens G3 S2S3     2010-08-16
Rhizopogon variabilisporus G2 S1     2010-08-16
Rubroboletus haematinus G3 S2 S1 S2 2017-03-09
Rubroboletus pulcherrimus G3 S3 S2 S2 2017-03-09
Sclerotinia veratri G3G4 S1     2010-08-17
Squamanita paradoxa G3 SH     2010-08-17
Stephensia bynumii G1 S1     2010-08-17

Vertebrate Animal Ranks

Documentation forms for Oregon state and global ranks for vertebrate animals are provided in the table below. For detailed information on the ranking process, see Ranking Documentation. For a brief description of the meaning of the rank codes, see Rare Species Ranking Definitions.

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Vertebrate Animals
Fish

Scientific Name Common Name Global Rank State Rank Rank Date
Entosphenus lethophagus Pit-Klamath Brook Lamprey G3G4 S3 2016-07-11
Entosphenus minimus Miller Lake Lamprey G3 S2 2013-01-03
Entosphenus tridentatus Pacific Lamprey G4 S1S2 2016-07-11
Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi Westslope Cutthroat Trout G4T4 S2 2014-10-15
Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri Inland Columbia Basin Redband Trout G5T4 S2S3 2014-08-26
Oncorhychus mykiss pop. 42 Fort Rock redband trout G5T3Q S2 2015-04-02
Oncorhychus mykiss pop. 44 Chewaucan redband trout G5T3Q S3 2015-02-16
Oregonichthys crameri Oregon Chub G3 S3 2013-07-01

Amphibians

Scientific Name Common Name Global Rank State Rank Rank Date
Anaxyrus boreas Boreal Toad G4 S4 2013-06-20
Aneides ferreus Clouded Salamander G3G4 S3S4 2013-05-09
Aneides flavipunctatus Speckled Black Salamander G4 S2 2013-05-13
Batrachoseps attenuatus California Slender Salamander G5 S3 2013-06-13
Batrachoseps wrighti Oregon Slender Salamander G3 S3 2010-02-21
Plethodon elongatus Del Norte Salamander G4 S4 2013-06-20
Rana cascadae Cascades Frog G3G4 S3S4 2013-06-20
Rana pretiosa Oregon Spotted Frog G2 S1 2016-04-01

Reptiles

Scientific Name Common Name Global Rank State Rank Rank Date
Crotalus oreganus Western Rattlesnake G5 S5 2016-03-31
Lampropeltis getula Common kingsnake G5 S3 2010-04-21
Lampropeltis zonata California mountain kingsnake G4G5 S3S4 2010-06-17
Masticophis taeniatus Striped whipsnake G5 S3S4 2010-07-08
Phrynosoma hernandesi Short-horned Lizard G5 S3 2013-07-25
Sonora semiannualata Ground snake G5 S3 2016-03-31

Birds

Scientific Name Common Name Global Rank State Rank Rank Date
Accipiter cooperi Cooper's Hawk G5 S4 2012-09-27
Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk G5 S3S4 2013-04-10
Accipeter striatus Sharp-shinned Hawk G5 S4 2016-03-28
Aechmophorus occidentalis Western Grebe G5 S4B 2016-03-22
Anthus rubescens American Pipit G5 S4 2013-03-04
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle G5 S3 2013-04-11
Amphispiza bilineata Black-throated sparrow G5 S3 2016-07-12
Artemisiospiza nevadensis Sagebrush sparrow G5 S4 2016-03-23
Asio flemmeus Short-eared Owl G5 S3 2013-04-12
Baeolophous inornatus Oak Titmouse G5 S3S4 2012-03-14
Baeolophus ridgwayi Juniper Titmouse G5 S3 2012-03-14
Brachyramphus marmoratus Marbled Murrelet G3 S2 2016-03-24
Branta bernicla Brant G5 S2N 2016-04-06
Branta canadensis occidentalis Dusky Canada Goose G5T3 S3N 2016-04-05
Branta hutchinsii leucopareia Aleutian Canada Goose G5T3 S3N 2016-04-05
Butorides viriscens Green Heron G5 S4 2012-03-14
Centrocercus urophasianus Greater Sage-grouse G3G4 S3 2016-03-23
Cerorhinca monocerata Rhinoceros Auklet G5 S2B 2016-03-24
Charadrius nivosus nivosus Western Snowy Plover G3T3 S2 2013-04-30
Circus cyaneus Northern Harrier G5 S3 2012-10-19
Contopus cooperi Olive-sided Flycatcher G4 S3 2012-10-01
Coturnicops noveboracensis Yellow Rail G4 S2B 2016-03-15
Cypseloides niger Black Swift G4 S2?B 2016-03-16
Dendragapus obscurus Dusky Grouse G4 S3 2012-10-05
Dolichonyx oryzivorus Bobolink G5 S2B 2016-03-16
Empidonax traillii adastus Willow Flycatcher G5T5 S3B 2013-04-19
Empidonax traillii brewsteri Little Willow Flycatcher G5T3T4 S3B 2013-04-19
Eremohpila alpestris strigata Streaked Horned Lark G5T2 S2B 2016-03-18
Falco peregrinus anatum American Peregrine Falcon G4T4 S3 2016-04-11
Fratercula cirrhata Tufted Puffin G5 S1 2010-04-16
Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus Pinyon Jay G5 S3 2016-07-12
Haemorhous cassinii Cassin's Finch G5 S4 2016-07-13
Haemorhous purpureus Purple Finch G5 S4? 2016-07-12
Histrionicus histrionicus Harlequin Duck G4 S2B,S3N 2016-03-22
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike G4 S3 2012-10-05
Melanerpes lewis Lewis' Woodpecker G4 S2B,S2?N 2013-04-22
Oceanodroma leucorhoa Leach's Storm-Petrel G5 S4 2016-06-23
Oreortyx pictus Mountain Quail G5 S3S4 2013-04-22
Oreoscoptes montanus Sage Thrasher G5 S3S4 2013-06-20
Phalacrocorax pelagicus Pelagic Cormorant G5 S3 2016-06-23
Picoides albolarvatus White-headed Woodpecker G4 S2 2014-10-15
Picoides arcticus Black-backed Woodpecker G5 S3 2016-07-12
Picoides dorsalis American Three-toed Woodpecker G5 S3 2016-07-12
Pipilo chlorulus Green-tailed towhee G5 S3S4 2016-07-12
Regulus satrapa Golden-crowned Kinglet G5 S3 2013-06-20
Selasphorus calliope Calliope Hummingbird G5 S4 2016-07-12
Selasphorus rufus Rufous Hummingbird G5 S4 2016-07-12
Selasphorus sasin Allen's Hummingbird G5 S3S4 2016-07-12
Spizella breweri Brewer's Sparrow G5 S3 2013-06-20
Strix occidentalis caurina Northern Spotted Owl G3G4T3 S2 2015-12-14
Sphyrapicus thyroideus Williamson's Sapsucker G5 S3S4B, S3N 2016-07-12
Vireo olivaceus Red-eyed Vireo G5 S3S4B 2013-03-14

Mammals

Scientific Name Common Name Global Rank State Rank Rank Date
Arborimus longicaudus Red Tree Vole G3G4 S3 2013-05-06
Brachylagus idahoensis Pygmy Rabbit G4 S2 2016-04-01
Canis lupus Gray Wolf G5 S1S2 2012-03-14
Lasionycteris noctivigans Silver-haired Bat G5 S3S4 2013-05-06
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Myotis G3 S3 2013-05-08
Ochotona princeps American Pika G5 S3? 2012-03-06
Ovis canadensis canadensis Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep G4T4 S2 2016-07-13
Pekania pennanti Fisher G5 S1S2 2016-05-02
Parastrellus hesperus Canyon bat G5 S3 2016-07-13
Vulpes vulpes necator Sierra Nevada Red Fox G5T1T2 S1 2013-05-08

Invertebrate Animal Ranks

Documentation forms for Oregon state and global ranks for invertebrate animals are provided in the table below. For detailed information on the ranking process, see Ranking Documentation. For a brief description of the meaning of the rank codes, see Rare Species Ranking Definitions.

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Invertebrate Animals

Scientific Name Common Name Global Rank State Rank Rank Date
Acupalpus punctulatus Marsh ground beetle G2? S2 2010-07-08
Aeshna sitchensis Zigzag Darner G5 S2 2016-06-28
Aeshna subarctica Subarctic darner G5 S2? 2016-06-28
Agonum belleri Beller's ground beetle G3 S1 2016-02-16
Andrena winnemuccana A miner bee G2? S2? 2013-06-14
Atrazonotus umbrosus Umbrose seed bug G3? S3? 2013-07-10
Bombus caliginosus Obscure bumblebee G3G4 S3 2016-06-28
Bombus fervidus Yellow bumblebee G4? S4? 2016-06-28
Bombus morrisoni Morrison Bumblebee G4G5 S1S2 2016-06-28
Bombus occidentalis Western bumblebee GU S1S2 2010-08-09
Bombus suckleyi Suckley's cuckoo bumblebee G1G3 S1? 2016-06-28
Boreostolus americanus American unique-headed bug GNR S3S4 2016-05-18
Callophrys johnsoni Johnson's hairstreak G3G4 S3 2016-06-30
Capnia kersti A stonefly G1G2 S1 2016-06-30
Carinacauda stormi Cascades axe-tail slug G2G3 S2 2011-02-11
Cicindela hirticollis couleensis Hairy-necked tiger beetle G5T3 S2? 2016-05-18
Cicindela hirticollis siuslawensis Siuslaw hairy-necked tiger beetle G5T1T2 S1S2 2016-07-01
Cicindela purpurea hatchi A tiger beetle G5T3T4 S2S3? 2016-07-01
Colias christina pseudochristina Intermountain sulphur G3G4T2T4 S2 2010-07-14
Colias christina sullivanti Sullivan's sulphur G5T2T3 S2 2012-01-10
Colligyrus sp. 4 Columbia duskysnail G2 S2 2011-10-07
Criocoris saliens Salien plant bug G2? S3 2016-05-18
Cryptomastix devia Puget oregonian G3 S1 2011-10-06
Cryptomastix hendersoni Columbia Gorge oregonian G1G2 S1S2 2011-10-07
Dendrocoris arizonensis Arizona stinkbug G4 S3? 2016-05-18
Deroceras hesperium Evening fieldslug G2 S2 2011-10-21
Dumontia oregonensis A water flea G1G3 S1 2010-10-28
Erpetogomphus compositus White-belted ringtail G5 S4 2016-07-01
Farula constricta A Farulan caddisfly G1G2 S1S2 2016-07-01
Fluminicola sp. 3 Diminutive pebblesnail G1 S1 2011-10-21
Fluminicola sp. 11 Nerite pebblesnail G1 S1 2011-10-21
Fluminicola sp. 14 Tall pebblesnail G1 S1 2011-10-10
Gomphus kurilis Pacific clubtail G4 S3S4 2010-08-09
Gomphus lynnae Columbia clubtail G2 S2 2010-07-22
Helicodiscus salmonaceus Salmon coil G2 S2? 2016-07-01
Hemphillia burringtoni Jumping-slug G1G2 S1S2? 2016-07-05
Hesperarion mariae Tillamook westernslug G3 S3 2009-05-05
Hesperia colorado oregonia Oregon branded skipper G5T3T4 S2 2013-06-18
Homoplectra schuhi Schuh's Homoplectran Caddisfly G3Q S3? 2016-06-24
Hoplistoscelis heidemanni Heidemann’s damsel bug G4 S2S3 2016-07-05
Juga sp. 1 Basalt juga G2 S1S2 2011-10-11
Margaritifera falcata Western pearlshell G5 S3 2016-07-05
Megomphix lutarius Umatilla megomphix G1 SH 2009-11-04
Monadenia chaceana Chace sideband G2G3 S2S3 2011-11-08
Monadenia fidelis celeuthia Traveling sideband G4G5T2Q S2 2016-07-06
Monadenia fidelis columbiana Columbia sideband G4G5T2Q S2 2016-07-06
Monadenia fidelis minor Oregon snail (Dalles sideband) G4G5T2 S1S2 2011-10-25
Philotiella leona Leona's little blue butterfly G1G2 S1 2009-11-16
Physella cooperi Olive physa G3 SU 2010-07-20
Physella virginea Sunset physa G4 S1S2 2010-07-21
Plebejus saepiolus littoralis Coastal greenish blue G5T1T3 S1 2010-08-03
Pristiloma articum crateris Crater Lake tightcoil G3G4T3 S2 2011-10-06
Pristiloma idahoense Thinlip tightcoil G2G3 S1? 2016-07-07
Pristiloma johnsoni Broadwhorl tightcoil G2G3 S3 2010-09-13
Pristinicola hemphilli Pristine springsnail G3 S3 2016-07-06
Prophysaon sp. 1 Klamath tail-dropper G2 S2 2016-07-07
Pterostichus johnsoni Johnson's waterfall carabid beetle GNR S3 2010-08-09
Pterostichus rothi Roth's blind carabid beetle G2? S2? 2013-06-18
Pyrgulopsis robusta Jackson Lake springsnail G5 S2S3 2016-07-07
Rhyacophila viquaea A Rhyacophilan Caddisfly G1G2 S1 2016-07-07
Scaphinotus mannii Mann's Mollusk-eating Ground Beetle G1G2 S1 2011-11-01
Speyeria coronis coronis Coronis fritillary G5T3T4 S2 2013-06-14
Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary G5 S4 2016-07-07
Vertigo andrusiana Pacific vertigo G2G3 S1 2016-07-07
Vespericola sierranus Siskiyou hesperian G2 S2? 2016-07-07

Survey and Manage Archive

 Survey and Manage Assessment (ARCHIVED from 2004)

This is an archived project. There may be more recent Rank Assessments available for these species on our Rank Documentation page; any documents there supercede the Survey and Manage reviews.

Return to the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center Ranking Documentation.

To assist in their Environmental Impact Statement related to the Survey and Manage Program, in 2004 the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service asked the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center to rank all 312 of the Survey and Manage Species. These include fungi, lichens, mosses, snails, plants and animals which were considered to possibly be at risk due to their association with old-growth forests.

For this project, ORBIC and private and OSU scientists worked with NatureServe, the Washington Natural Heritage Program, and the California Natural Diversity Database to develop standard global and national ranks for all the survey and manage species. Individual state ranks for California, Oregon and Washington were developed for each state in which they are found. We contracted with the experts in all of the groups whenever possible, and had the ranks reviewed locally and nationally.

The results of these assessments are available in the table below. Each rank was developed by evaluating the species abundance, distribution, vulnerability, threats, and how well it is currently protected. A summary form is available for each rank (Global, Oregon, California, and Washington) given to each species.

Other Available Data

Survey and Manage Rank Documentation 2004 ARCHIVED DATA

Global Scientific Name Global Rank CA Rank OR Rank WA Rank USA Rank ORNHIC List 2004
Fungi            
Acanthophysium farlowii G3?   S1? S1? N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Albatrellus avellaneus G2 S1 S1? S2? N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Albatrellus caeruleoporus G3? S1 S1 S1 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Albatrellus ellisii G4 S2 S2S3 S2? N4 ORNHIC - List 4
Albatrellus flettii G4 S2 S4 S3. N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Alpova alexsmithii G2   S2 S1 N2 ORNHIC - List 1 
Alpova olivaceotinctus G2G3 S2 S1   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Arcangeliella camphorata G2   S2 S2 N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Arcangeliella crassa G2G4 S2S4 S1   N2N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Arcangeliella lactarioides G2G3 S2 S1   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Asterophora lycoperdoides G3G5 S3 S3 S3 N3N5 ORNHIC - Not Listed 
Asterophora parasitica G3G5 S3 S3 S3 N3N5 ORNHIC - Not Listed 
Baeospora myriadophylla G2G4 S1S3   S2 N2N4 Not in Oregon
Balsamia nigrens G3 S2 S2   N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Boletus haematinus G2G3 S2? SP S1 N2N3 Not in Oregon
Boletus pulcherrimus G2G3 S2 S2 S2 N2N3 ORNHIC - List 1
Bondarzewia mesenterica G4? S3? S4 S4? N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Bridgeoporus nobilissimus G2? S2 S2? S2 N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Cantharellus subalbidus G4 S4 S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Catathelasma ventricosa G3G4 S2S4 S2S4 S2S3 N3N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Chalciporus piperatus G4 S4 S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Chamonixia caespitosa GU S1S2 S1 S1S3 NU ORNHIC - List 2
Choiromyces alveolatus G3 S2S3 S2 S1 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Choiromyces venosus G4 S1 S1   N2 ORNHIC - List 2
Chroogomphus loculatus GUT1Q   S2   NU ORNHIC - List 1
Chrysomphalina grossula G2G4 SI S1? S2? N2N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Clavariadelphus ligula G5 S2 S4 S3 N3N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Clavariadelphus occidentalis G5 S4 S4 S2? N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Clavariadelphus sachalinensis G5 SU S3 S2? N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Clavariadelphus subfastigiatus G3? S1S2 S2? S1? N3? ORNHIC - List 3
Clavariadelphus truncatus G5 S4 S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Clavulina castaneopes var. lignicola GUT3 S2? S2? S2? NUT3 ORNHIC - List 3
Clitocybe senilis G3G4Q   S3? S2S3 N3N4Q ORNHIC - List 3
Clitocybe subditopoda G3G4 S1S3 S1S3 S1S3 N3N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Collybia bakerensis G4 S4 S4 S3? N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Collybia racemosa G2G3 S1S2 S1S2 S1S2 N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Cordyceps ophioglossoides G3G4 S3S4 S3S4 S3S4 N3 ORNHIC - List 3 
Cortinarius barlowensis G3? S2S3 S2 S3 N3? ORNHIC - List 2
Cortinarius boulderensis G2G4 S1S3 S2S4 S2S4 N2N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Cortinarius cyanites G3G4 SH S2S3 S1? N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Cortinarius depauperatus G3G4Q S1S3 S1S3 S1S3 N3Q ORNHIC - List 3
Cortinarius magnivelatus G3 S3 S3   N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Cortinarius olympianus G4? S3 S4 S4? N4?  ORNHIC - Not Listed
Cortinarius speciosissimus G4     S2S3 N4 Not in Oregon
Cortinarius tabularis GU     SU NU Not in Oregon
Cortinarius umidicola G2?     S1 N2?   Not in Oregon
Cortinarius valgus G3G4 S2S3 S3 S3 N3N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Cortinarius variipes G2G3   SP S3 N2N3 Not in Oregon
Cortinarius verrucisporus G3G4 S3 S2S3 S1S2 N3N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Cortinarius wiebeae G2   S2   N2 ORNHIC - List 3
Craterellus tubaeformis G5? S4? S4S5 S4 N5?  ORNHIC - Not Listed
Cudonia monticola G3 S1 S2S3 S2 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Cyphellostereum laeve G4   S1 S1S3 N1N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Dermocybe humboldtensis G1G2 S1? S1   N1N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Destuntzia fusca G2 S2 S1   N2 ORNHIC - List 3
Destuntzia rubra G2 S2 SH   N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Dichostereum boreale G4? SU SU S2S4 N4?   ORNHIC - Not Listed
Elaphomyces anthracinus G3   S1   N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Elaphomyces subviscidus G2G3   S1S2   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Endogone acrogena G1G3     S1S2 N1N3 Not in Oregon
Endogone oregonensis G2G3   S2   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3 
Entoloma nitidum G5 S1S3   S1S3 N4N5 Not in Oregon
Fayodia bisphaerigera GUQ SU SU SU NUQ ORNHIC - Not Listed
Fevansia aurantiaca G1   S1   N1 ORNHIC - List 3
Galerina atkinsoniana G4 SU S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Galerina cerina G4 SU S4 SU N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Galerina heterocystis GUQ SU SU SU NUQ ORNHIC - Not Listed
Galerina sphagnicola G3G4       N3 Not in Oregon
Gastroboletus imbellus GU   SUSH   NU ORNHIC - List 1
Gastroboletus ruber G3 S1S2 S3 S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Gastroboletus subalpinus G4 S3 S4   N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Gastroboletus turbinatus G4 S4 S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Gastroboletus vividus G2? S1S2 S1   N2? ORNHIC - List 1
Gastrosuillus amaranthii GHQ SH     NHQ Not in Oregon
Gastrosuillus umbrinus G1Q S1     N1Q Not in Oregon
Gautieria magnicellaris G3G5 SU SU   N3N5 ORNHIC - List 3 
Gautieria otthii G3G5 SU SU SU N3N5 ORNHIC - List 3 
Gelatinodiscus flavidus G3   S2 S2 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Glomus radiatum G2G4 S1S3 S1S3 S1S3 N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3 
Gomphus bonarii G3?Q S3? S2? S2? N3Q?   ORNHIC - List 3
Gomphus clavatus G4 S4? S4 S4? N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Gomphus kauffmanii G2G4 S3? S3? S3? N2N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Gymnomyces abietis G3G4 S3S4 S3S4 S1S2 N3N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Gymnomyces nondistincta G1   S1   N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Gymnopilus punctifolius G3G4 S2? S3 S3 N3N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Gyromitra californica G4 S2 S2 S3 N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Hebeloma olympianum G1G2     S1S2 N1N2  Not in Oregon
Helvella crassitunicata G3   S2 S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Helvella elastica G4 S2 S3 S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Hydnotrya inordinata G2 S1 S2   N2 ORNHIC - List 3
Hydnotrya subnix G1     S1 N1 Not in Oregon
Hydropus marginellus G3 S1S2 S2 S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Hygrophorus caeruleus G2G3 SH S2 S1 N2N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Hygrophorus karstenii G4     SH NH Not in Oregon
Hygrophorus vernalis G2 S1   S1 N2 Not in Oregon
Hypomyces luteovirens G4   S3 S3 N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Leucogaster citrinus G3G4 S1S2 S3S4 S2S4 N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Leucogaster microsporus G3 S1S2 S3 S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 4
Macowanites chlorinosmus G3? S2 S3 S2 N3? ORNHIC - List 3
Macowanites lymanensis G1G2     S1S2 N1N2 Not in Oregon
Macowanites mollis G1G2   S1 S1S2 N1N2 ORNHIC - List 1 
Marasmius applanatipes G1G3 S1S3     N1N3 Not in Oregon
Martellia fragrans G2G3 S1S2 S1S3   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 1
Martellia idahoensis G2G3   S1   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 1
Mycena hudsoniana G3   S1S2 S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Mycena overholtsii G2G4 S2S4 S2S4 S2S4 N2N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Mycena quinaultensis G3 S2S3 S2S4 S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Mycena tenax G3G4 S3S4 S2S3 S3S4 N3N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Mythicomyces corneipes G2G4   S2? S2? N2N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Neolentinus adhaerens G2G3     S1 N2? Not in Oregon
Neolentinus kauffmanii G4 S4 S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Nivatogastrium nubigenum G4 S4 S4   N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Octavianina cyanescens G2? S1S2 S1S2   N2? ORNHIC - List 3
Octavianina macrospora GH   SH   NH ORNHIC - List 1
Octavianina papyracea GH SH     NH Not in Oregon
Otidea leporina G5 S4 S4 S3S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed 
Otidea smithii G2 S1 S2 S2 N2 ORNHIC - List 3
Phaeocollybia attenuata G3 S2? S3? S3? N3 ORNHIC - List 4
Phaeocollybia californica G2? S1? S2?   N2?  ORNHIC - List 1
Phaeocollybia dissiliens G2G3   S2S3   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Phaeocollybia fallax G4? S3 S4? S4? N4?  ORNHIC - Not Listed
Phaeocollybia gregaria G1G2   S1S2   N1N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Phaeocollybia kauffmanii G4 S4 S4 S4? N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Phaeocollybia olivacea G2 S2 S2 SU N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Phaeocollybia oregonensis G2?   S2? S1 N2?  ORNHIC - List 1 
Phaeocollybia piceae G3? S1S2 S3? S3? N3?   ORNHIC - List 4
Phaeocollybia pseudofestiva G3 S2S3 S3? S2 N3   ORNHIC - List 3
Phaeocollybia scatesiae G3? S2? S3? S2? N3?  ORNHIC - List 3
Phaeocollybia sipei G3?   S3? SU N3? ORNHIC - List 3
Phaeocollybia spadicea G3G4 S2? S3? S2 N3N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Phellodon atratus G4 S4 S4 S3 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Pholiota albivelata G3? S2? S3? S3 N3? ORNHIC - List 3
Podostroma  alutaceum G3G4 S2 S2 S2 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Polyozellus multiplex G4 S1 S3 S3 N4?   ORNHIC - List 4
Pseudaleuria quinaultiana G2   S2 S2 N2 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria abietina G4 S3 S2? S2? N2 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria amyloidea G3 S2S3 S2? S2? N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Ramaria araiospora G4 S2S3 S4 S2S3 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed 
Ramaria aurantiisiccescens G3 S2 S3 S2 N3 ORNHIC - List 4
Ramaria botryis var. aurantiiramosa GUT3 S2 S2? S2 NUT3 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria celerivirescens G4 S1S3 S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Ramaria claviramulata           Not a valid taxon
Ramaria concolor f. marrii GUT2T3Q S2   S1S2 NUT2T3Q Not in Oregon
Ramaria concolor f. tsugina GUT3?Q S2 S2? S2 NUT3?Q ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria conjunctipes var. sparsiramosa GUT3 S3 S2? S2 NUT3 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria coulterae G2G3 S2 S2?   N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria cyaneigranosa G4 S2 S4 S3 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Ramaria gelatiniaurantia G4 S3 S2? S3 N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria gracilis G4 S1S3 S2? S1S3 N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria hilaris var. olympiana GUT2Q     S1? NUT2Q Not in Oregon
Ramaria largentii G3 S3 S2? S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria lorithamnus G2     S2 N2 Not in Oregon
Ramaria maculatipes G3 S2 S2? S2 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria rainierensis G2 S1 S2 S2 N2 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria rubella var. blanda GUT3 S3 S1? S3 NUT3 ORNHIC - List 2
Ramaria rubribrunnescens G2G3 S1 S2? S1 N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria rubrievanescens G4 S3 S4 S3 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Ramaria rubripermanens G4 S2S3 S4 S1S3 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Ramaria spinulosa var. diminutiva GUT2 S1S2 S1? S1S2 NUT2 ORNHIC - List 1
Ramaria stuntzii G4 S1S2 S4 S2S3 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Ramaria suecica G5   S2?   N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria thiersii G3 S2S3 S2?   N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramaria verlotensis G1G2 S2   S1 N1N2 Not in Oregon
Rhizopogon abietis G2G4 S1S3 S1S3   N2N4 ORNHIC - List 3 
Rhizopogon atroviolaceus G2G3   S2S3   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3 
Rhizopogon brunneiniger G2G3 S1S3 S1S3   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Rhizopogon chamaleontinus G1G2   S1S2   N1N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Rhizopogon ellipsosporus G1G3 S1S2 S1S3   N1N3 ORNHIC - List 1
Rhizopogon evadens var. subalpinus G3G4 S1S2 S3S4 S2S4 N3N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Rhizopogon exiguus G1G3   S1S2 S1S3 N1N3 ORNHIC - List 1 
Rhizopogon flavofibrillosus G2G3 S1S2 S2   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3 
Rhizopogon inquinatus G2G4   S1S2   N2N4 ORNHIC - List 2 
Rhizopogon truncatus G4 S2S4 S3   N4 ORNHIC - List 4
Rhodocybe speciosa G1G3     S1S3 N1N3 Not in Oregon
Rickenella swartzii G4 S1S3 S1? S2S4 N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Russula mustelina G4 S2S4   SU N3 Not in Oregon
Sarcodon fuscoindicus G3 S2 S2S3 S2 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Sedecula pulvinata G3 S2     N3 Not in Oregon
Sowerbyella rhenana G3G4 S2 S3 S1 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Sparassis crispa G4 S2S4 S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Spathularia flavida G4G5 S2 S3 S2 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Stagnicola perplexa G2G4   S1S2 S1S2 N2N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Thaxterogaster pavelekii G2   S2 S1S2 N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Tremiscus helvelloides G4G5 S4 S4 S3 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Tricholoma venenatum GUQ S3?   SU NUQ Not in Oregon
Tricholomopsis fulvescens G2G3 S1 SH S1S2 N2N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Tuber asa G3 S1 S1   N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Tuber pacificum G2   S1   N2 ORNHIC - List 3
Tylopilus porphyrosporus G4 S4 S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
     Lichens            
Bryoria pseudocapillaris G1G2 S1 S1 S1 N1N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Bryoria spiralifera G1 S1 S1   N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Bryoria subcana G2G4 S1 S2 S1 N2N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Bryoria tortuosa G5 S2 S5 S3 N5 ORNHIC - Not listed
Buellia oidalea G3? S3 S1 S1 N3? ORNHIC - List 3
Calicium abietinum G4G5 S1S2 S3 S2S3 N4 ORNHIC - List 4
Calicium adspersum G3G4 S1 S1 S1 N2N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Calicium glaucellum G4G5 S3 S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Calicium viride G4G5 S3 S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Cetrelia cetrarioides G4G5   S2S3 S2 N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Chaenotheca chrysocephala G4G5 S2S4 S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Chaenotheca ferruginea G4G5 S1S3 S3 S4 N4 ORNHIC - List 4
Chaenotheca furfuracea G4G5 S2S3 S3 S3 N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Chaenotheca subroscida G3G4 S2 S2S3 S2 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Chaenothecopsis pusilla G4G5Q S2 S2 S2 N3Q ORNHIC - List 3
Cladonia norvegica G4G5   S2S3 S2 N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Collema nigrescens G5? S3 S4S5 S1 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Dendriscocaulon intricatulum G3G4Q S1 S4 S2 N4Q ORNHIC - Not listed
Dermatocarpon luridum G4G5 S1 S1S2 S1S2 N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Fuscopannaria pacifica G5? S4S5 S3S4 S4S5 N5 ORNHIC - Not listed
Heterodermia sitchensis G2G3   S1   N1N2 ORNHIC - List 2
Hypogymnia duplicata G4   S2 S3 N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Hypogymnia vittata G4G5   SNA SNA N3 ORNHIC - Not listed
Hypotrachyna revoluta G4G5 S1S2 S1 S1 N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Leptogium hirsitum (= L. burnetiae var. hirsutum) G5?   S1 S1 N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Leptogium cyanescens G5 S1 S2 S1 N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Leptogium rivale G3G5 SH S3 S1 N3 ORNHIC - List 4
Leptogium teretiusculum G4G5 S1 S2?   N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Lobaria linita G4G5 S1 S1 S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Lobaria oregana G4G5 S2 S4 S3S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not listed
Microcalicium arenarium G4G5   S1 S1 N3N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Nephroma bellum G3G5 S1 S3S4 S2 N3N4 ORNHIC - Not listed
Nephroma isidiosum G3G4       N3 Not in Oregon
Nephroma occultum G3   S3 S1 N3 ORNHIC - List 4
Niebla cephalota G1G3 S1S2 S1S2 S1 N1N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Pannaria rubiginosa G4G5 S1 S2 S1 N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Pannaria saubinetii G3G5 S1? SU S1? N2 ORNHIC - Not listed
Peltigera pacifica G3   S3? S2? N2N3 ORNHIC - Not listed
Platismatia lacunosa G3G4 S1 S3 S2 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Pseudocyphellaria perpetua G2G4   S2S3   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 3
Pseudocyphellaria rainierensis G3G4   S3 S3 N3N4 ORNHIC - List 4
Pyrrhospora quernea G4 S2 S2S3 S1S2 N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Ramalina pollinaria G4G5 S1S3 S1 S1 N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Ramalina thrausta G3G4   S3 S1 N3 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Stenocybe clavata G3 SP S3 SP N3 ORNHIC - List 4
Teloschistes flavicans G4G5 S1 S1   N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Tholurna dissimilis G3G5 S1 S2 S2 N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Usnea hesperina G4G5 S1? S1S2 S1? N4 ORNHIC - List 3
Usnea longissima G3G4 S2 S2 S2 N3 ORNHIC - List 3
     Bryophytes            
Brotherella roellii G2     SH N1 Not in Oregon
Buxbaumia viridis G3G4 S1 S3S4 S3S4 N3N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed.
Diplophyllum albicans G5   S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Diplophyllum plicatum G4   S2 S2 N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Encalypta brevicolla var. crumiana G4T1   S1 SH N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Herbertus aduncus G5   S1 S1 N3N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Iwatsukiella leucotricha G2G3   S1 S2 N2 ORNHIC - List 2
Kurzia makinoana G2G3Q S1 S1 S1 N2Q ORNHIC - List 2
Marsupella emarginata var. aquatica G5T3   S1   N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Orthodontium gracile G5 S2S3 S1   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Ptilidium californicum G3G4 S2S3 S4 S4 N3N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Racomitrium aquaticum G3Q S1 S2 S2 N3Q ORNHIC - List 3
Rhizomnium nudum G4 SNA S2 S4 N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Schistostega pennata G3G4   S2 S3 N3N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Tetraphis geniculata G3 SNA S1 S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Tritomaria exsectiformis G5   S2 S2 N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Tritomaria quinquedentata G5   S1 S1 N4 ORNHIC - List 2
     Mollusks            
Ancotrema voyanum G2 S2 SP   N2 Not in Oregon
Cryptomastix devia G2   S1 S2 N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Cryptomastix hendersoni G1G2   S1S2 S1 N1N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Deroceras hesperium G1   S1 S1 N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Fluminicola seminalis G2 S2 SP   N2 Not in Oregon
Fluminicola sp. 1 G1G2 S1S2 S1S2   N1N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Fluminicola sp. 11 G1   S1   N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Fluminicola sp. 14 G1G2 S1S2     N1N2 Not in Oregon
Fluminicola sp. 15 G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Fluminicola sp. 16 G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Fluminicola sp. 17 G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Fluminicola sp. 18 G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Fluminicola sp. 19 G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Fluminicola sp. 2 G1   S1   N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Fluminicola sp. 20 G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Fluminicola sp. 3 G1 S1 S1   N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Helminthoglypta hertleini G1 S1 S1 S1 N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Helminthoglypta talmadgei G2G3 S2S3     N2N3 Not in Oregon
Hemphillia burringtoni G1G2   SRF S1S2 N1N2 Not in Oregon
Hemphillia glandulosa G3   S2 S2S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Hemphillia malonei G3   S3 S1S2 N3 ORNHIC - List 4
Hemphillia pantherina G1     S1 N1 Not in Oregon
Juga (o.) n. sp. 2 G1   S1   N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Juga (o.) n. sp. 3 G1G2 S1S2     N1N2 Not in Oregon
Juga sp. 2 G1   S1   N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Juga sp. 3 G2 SU S1 S1 N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Lyogyrus sp. 1 G2   S2 S2 N2 ORNHIC - List 1
Lyogyrus sp. 2 G1   S1 S1 N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Lyogyrus sp. 3 G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Megomphix hemphilli G3 SH S3 S2S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 4
Monadenia chaceana G1Q S1 S1   N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Monadenia fidelis klamathica G4G5T1 S1 SU   N1 Not in Oregon
Monadenia fidelis minor G4G5T1 SRF S1 S1 N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Monadenia fidelis ochromphalus G4G5T2 S2 SU   N2 Not in Oregon
Monadenia troglodytes troglodytes G1G2T1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Monadenia troglodytes wintu G1G2T1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Oreohelix sp. 1 G1     S1 N1 Not in Oregon
Pristiloma arcticum crateris G4T1   S1 S1 N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Prophysaon coeruleum G4 S1S3 S3 S2 N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Trilobopsis roperi G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Trilobopsis tehamana G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Vertigo sp. 1 G1     S1 N1 Not in Oregon
Vespericola pressleyi G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Vespericola shasta G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Vorticifex klamathensis sinitsini G1QT1   S1   N1 ORNHIC - List 1
Vorticifex sp. 1 G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
     Wildlife (Vertebrates)            
Arborimus longicaudus G3G4 S1 S3S4   N3N4 ORNHIC - List 4 
Arborimus longicaudus silvicola G3G4T1Q   S1   N1 ORNHIC - List 1 
Arborimus longicaudus longicaudus G3G4T3T4 S1 S3S4   N3N4 ORNHIC - List 4 
Hydromantes shastae G1 S1     N1 Not in Oregon
Plethodon larselli G3   S2 S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 2
Plethodon stormi G2G3Q S1S2 S2   N2N3 ORNHIC - List 1 
Plethodon vandykei G3     S3 N3 Not in Oregon
Strix nebulosa G5 S1 S3 S1B N4 ORNHIC - List 4
     Plants (Vascular)            
Arceuthobium tsugense mertensiana G5T3T4 S3S4 S3S4 S3S4 N3N4 ORNHIC - Not Listed
Bensoniella oregana G3 S2.2 S3   N3 ORNHIC - List 1
Botrychium minganense G4 S1.3 S3 S4 N4 ORNHIC - List 4
Botrychium montanum G3G4 S1 S2 S3S4 N3N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Coptis aspleniifolia G5     S2 N3N4 Not in Oregon
Coptis trifolia G5   S1 S1 N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Corydalis caseana ssp. aquae-gelidae G5T3   S3 S2S3 N3 ORNHIC - List 1
Cypripedium fasciculatum G4 S3.2 S3 S3 N4 ORNHIC - List 2
Cypripedium montanum G4 S4 S3S4 S4 N4 ORNHIC - List 4
Eucephalus vialis G3 S1 S3   N3 ORNHIC - List 1
Galium kamtschaticum G5     S3 N4 Not in Oregon
Platanthera orbiculata G5T4     S3 N4 Not in Oregon
         

 

Dropped Taxa

Survey and Manage taxa evaluated and dropped in the annual review process before the 2002-2003 Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Global rank, Oregon rank, and Oregon List was updated for the 2004 Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species of Oregon publication. Only Oregon and Global Status are included here. California and Washingon Status were not evaluated for these taxa.

 

 

     Fungi Global Rank OR Rank ORNHIC List  
Bryoglossum gracile G4 S1 ORNHIC - List 3  
Chromosera cyanophylla G4 S3S4 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Cordyceps capitata G4 S3 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Galerina vittaeformis G4 S3S4 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Gyromitra infula G4 S3S4 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Gyromitra melaleucoides G4 S3S4 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Mycena monticola G3 S3 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
     Lichens        
Calicium adaequatum G4 S4 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Chaenotheca brunneola G4 S3 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Cyphelium inquinans G4 S4 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Erioderma sorediatum G4 S2 ORNHIC - List 2  
Heterodermia leucomelos G2G3 S2S3 ORNHIC - List 2  
Kaernefeltia californica G3 S3 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Leioderma sorediatum G4 S1 ORNHIC - List 2  
Leptogium brebissonii G5 S2 ORNHIC - List 2  
Leptogium saturninum G5 S3 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Mycocalicium subtile G5 S3 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Peltigera neckeri G4 S3 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Pilophorus nigricaulis G3 S2 ORNHIC - List 2  
Stenocybe major G4 S3 ORNHIC - List 4  
Sticta arctica G4 S1 ORNHIC - List 2  
     Bryophytes        
Bartramiopsis lescurii G4   Not in Oregon  
Douinia ovata G4 S3 ORNHIC - Not Listed  
Herbertus sakuraii G4 S1 ORNHIC - List 2  
Plagiochila semidecurrens var alaskana (originally P. semidecurrens) G4T3 S1 ORNHIC - List 2  
Radula brunnea G3 S1 ORNHIC - List 2  
Scouleria marginata G3 S1 ORNHIC - List 3  
     Vascular Plants        
Pedicularis howellii G4 S2S3 ORNHIC - List 2  

Invasive Species

Modeled distribution of non-native annual grasses near Monument, OR. Credit: Matt Noone, INR.

While the majority of our work deals with rare and sensitive species, ORBIC is also involved with ranking and tracking invasive species, modeling non-native species distributions, and mapping existing distributions of some species. The image at right shows an example of a non-native annual grass map created for Eastern Oregon, with darker red representing a higher probability of the presence of invasive annual grasses.

ORBIC also administers and maintains the Oregon iMapInvasives website and database, which contains information about much of the work being done on invasive species throughout the state. Partners throughout Oregon use iMapInvasives to track, query, and share invasive species locations, surveys, and treated areas. iMapInvasives is available to anyone interested in learning more about invasive species, or wanting to map locations or track treatments online. More information can be found on the iMapInvasives Resources website.

Image: Modeled distribution of non-native annual grasses near Monument, OR. Credit: Matt Noone, INR.

Oregon iMapInvasives

About Oregon iMapInvasives

Oregon iMapInvasives LogoORBIC has partnered with the Oregon Marine Board, Metro, the West Multnomah and Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the Oregon Invasive Species Council, and others to centralize invasive species information for Oregon. These locations are shared through the online tool, iMapInvasives.

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. It is focused on the need for land managers, regional planners, and others who are working to prevent, control or manage invasive species to have locational information for where invasives are found. iMap also places an emphasis on developing functionality to aid in early detection, rapid response efforts.

To access point distribution maps, view detailed observation records, enter sightings online, run reports and queries, and otherwise take full advantage of the iMapInvasives site, you will need to request a login.

To learn more about iMapInvasives, please visit the Oregon iMapInvasives Resources site.

You can see the species that are tracked on iMapInvasives at our iNaturalist Check List page. If you are an iNaturalist user, you can also contribute observations to our iMapinvasives iNaturalist Project.

Links to Other Invasive Species Resources

  • ODA Noxious Weed Control Program. The Oregon Department of Agricultures's Noxious Weed Control Program protects Oregon´s natural resources from the invasion and proliferation of exotic noxious weeds. 
  • ODA WeedMapper. WeedMapper is a Web-based spatially referenced database of noxious weeds that anyone may query. The database includes locations of noxious weeds throughout Oregon as collected by responsible federal, state, and local agencies. Maintained by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. 
  • Oregon Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan (PDF). The goal of the plan is to minimize the harmful ecological, economic, and social impact of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) through prevention and management of introduction, population growth, and dispersal of ANS into, within, and from Oregon.
  • Oregon iMapInvasives. An online, GIS-based invasive species reporting and querying tool developed by The Nature Conservancy, NatureServe, and many other collaborators. This link is to the Oregon public access map, where users can query invasive species and generate distribution maps for Oregon. Many agencies and organizations are contributing data to the site, including BLM, USFS, The Nature Conservancy, the Oregon Flora Project, and many local weed management groups and Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
  • Oregon Invasive Species Council. OISC was created by the Oregon legislature in 2002. Its purpose is to conduct a coordinated and comprehensive effort to keep invasive species out of Oregon and to eliminate, reduce, or mitigate the impacts of invasive species already established in Oregon. The OISC Web site has links to many resources about invasive species in Oregon.
  • Oregon Invasive Species Hotline - Oregonians can report and upload photos of suspected invasives and interact with invasive species experts.
  • The Silent Invasion - This is the companion site the 2008 Oregon Public Broadcasting series on invasive species in Oregon. It provides extensive links and information on invasive species in Oregon including a video archive of stories about invasives in Oregon.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Aquatic Plant Information System. The system helps aquatic plant managers to successfully control aquatic plant infestations by providing access pertinent and up-to-date information including distribution of exotic plants.
  • USDA Forest Services' Invasive Plants Inventory. The Forest Service Natural Resource Information System (NRIS) supports a corporate computer application for Invasive Plants Inventory. The application is an Oracle database, utilizing Oracle data entry forms and ESRI’s Spatial Data Engine (SDE) for storing and managing spatial data in Oracle. ESRI’s ArcMap is used to display the Invasive Plants Feature Class containing the invasive plants inventory polygons.
  • USGS Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species. Tracks aquatic vertebrate and invertebrate species throughout the US and provides fact sheets on hundreds of species.

Natural Areas Program


2015 Oregon Natural Areas Plan Update

The 2015 Oregon Natural Areas Plan lists the rare species, ecosystems, and geological features present in Oregon and where they are represented by protected lands.

In preparation for the 2015 Plan update, a geodatabase of Oregon's Natural Areas was produced. This spatial layer contains all registered and dedicated sites and those natural areas included in the Oregon Natural Areas Plan as conserving rare species, habitats, or geological features. If you find errors or omissions in this geodatabase please contact inrpdxweb[at]pdx.edu with updated information.

Natural Areas Plan History

The Oregon Legislature established the Oregon Natural Areas Program in 1979 as a way to protect high quality native ecosystems and rare plant and animal species. The program is managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and is guided by the Natural Heritage Advisory Council.  In 2010, the Council adopted the Oregon Natural Areas Plan, a report that defines the full range of Oregon's natural heritage and guides the selection of priority areas for the establishment of natural areas. INR's Oregon Biodiversity Information Center (ORBIC) helped develop the Oregon Natural Areas Plan and assists the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department by maintaining natural areas records, providing scientific advice and coodinating with regional and national natural areas programs. ORBIC has a long history working with the Natural Areas Program and has helped guide it since 1979, when ORBIC was called the Oregon Natural Heritage Program.

The goals of the Oregon Natural Areas Program are to:

  1. Create a discrete and limited system of natural areas representing the full range of Oregon's natural heritage resources. These areas are to be used for scientific research, education and nature interpretation.
  2. Establish a process and means for public and private sector voluntary cooperation in the development of a system of natural areas.
  3. Provide advice to managers of natural areas on the management and use of such areas and provide information concerning the conservation of natural heritage resources and special species to the state, federal and local agencies that manage lands within Oregon   

The Oregon Natural Areas program collaborates with regional and national natural areas programs, including an interagency Natural Areas Committee, that is overseen by the U.S. Forest Service. This committee meets twice a year, and has representatives from the federal land management agencies, state agencies, The Nature Conservancy, and others interested in Natural Areas. The Natural Areas Association helps coordinate efforts throughout the U.S. and the world, and promotes information exchange regarding the management and establishment of natural areas.

Related Materials

  • 2015 Oregon Natural Areas Plan (2015) (PDF) - Adopted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department in January, 2016.
  • Oregon Natural Areas Plan (2010) (PDF) - The plan was adopted by the State Land Board on December 14, 2010. This book describes the Natural Areas Program in Oregon. This is Oregon’s first Natural Areas Plan, and serves as an update to the “Oregon Natural Heritage Plan” which was released every 5 years, from 1988 – 2003. 
  • Register of Natural Heritage Resources - The Oregon Register lists Oregon's most important sites with significant natural heritage resources. Sites on the list are primarily on state lands, but also includes voluntarily listed sites on private or municipal lands, and a few federally owned sites which were registered before they were acquired by the government.  Any natural area in the state can become part of the Registry through a voluntary process established by the Oregon Legislature. 
  • List of Dedicated Natural Heritage Conservation Areas - Sites on the Register of Natural Heritage Resources can also be designated as Dedicated Natural Heritage Conservation Areas.  These sites have additional protections to sites on the Registry of Natural Heritage Resources.
  • List of Research Natural Areas - These are natural areas on federal lands, that were designated by federal agencies for research purposes. 
  • Oregon Natural Areas Act (2012) - These laws set out the definitions of the Natural Areas Program, the Advisory Committee, agency duties, the process of dedicating natural areas, and other findings. All Oregon laws are viewable on the Oregon laws search site, and laws related to state lands can be found with Chapter 273, with the Natural Areas Program law starting at 273.563.

Dedicated Natural Heritage Conservation Areas

Dedicated natural areas in Oregon are called Natural Heritage Conservation Areas. For an area to be dedicated, it must first be registered, and must also have a management plan describing how the key biological resources will be managed. Natural Heritage Conservation Areas are similar to federal Research Natural Areas in that they are designed to serve educators, researchers, resource managers and the general public with access to Oregon's natural heritage resources far into the future. INR's Oregon Biodoversity Information Center assists state agencies in identifying candidate sites for dedication. 

Eight sites are currently dedicated: 

Cape Blanco                                                                 Cape Meares

                    

   

Cascade Head                                                               Netarts Spit

 

                    

Onion Peak                                                                 Saddle Mountain

 

                   

Steens Summit                                                            Winchuck Slope


                     

 

Additional information on these sites is available from ORBIC.

Register of Natural Heritage Resources

The Oregon Register lists Oregon's most important sites with significant natural heritage resources. Sites on the list are primarily on state lands, but also includes voluntarily listed sites on private or municipal lands, and a few federally owned sites that were registered before they were acquired by the government. The Council recommends candidates for registration to the State Land Board for approval. There are 100 natural areas currently registered. For the names and owners of the sites listed on the register, see below. Additional information on these sites, including a basic registry form, is available from ORBIC. 

Oregon State Register of Natural Heritage Resources

Status as of June 30, 2015

Sites currently on the Register:
(owner in parenthesis followed by the year the site was added to the register)

  • Ace Williams Mountain (BLM) - 2001
  • Ainsworth (OPRD) - 1993
  • Bald Hill (City of Corvallis) - 1991
  • Bandon Marsh (USFWS) - 2002
  • Beaver Creek (OPRD) – 2009
  • Benson Addition, Multnomah Falls (OPRD) - 1991
  • Billy Burr Lake (USFWS) - 1993
  • Blacklock Point (OPRD) - 1988
  • Blind Slough Swamp Preserve (TNC) - 1995
  • Blowout Ponds (OPRD) - 1993
  • Borax Lake Preserve (TNC) - 1994
  • Bridal Veil Falls (OPRD) - 1993
  • Bull Flat (DSL) - 1990
  • Camassia Preserve (TNC) - 2003
  • Cape Arago Marine Gardens (OPRD) - 1992
  • Cape Blanco (OPRD) – dedicated in 1991
  • Cape Ferrelo (OPRD) - 1999
  • Cape Lookout (OPRD) - 1988
  • Cape Meares (OPRD) – dedicated in 1988
  • Cape Sebastian (OPRD) - 1999
  • Carl Washburn Blowout Ponds (OPRD) - 1993
  • Cascade Head Preserve (TNC) - dedicated in 1985
  • Clear Lake Ridge Preserve (TNC) - 1989
  • Coburg Ridge Preserve (TNC) – 2008
  • Collier State Park (OPRD) - 1992
  • Columbia Oaks (Hood River Co, OPRD) - 1993
  • Conley Lake (ODFW) - 1999
  • Coopey Falls (OPRD) - 1993
  • Crissey Field (OPRD) - 1999
  • Crooked Creek (OPRD) - 1991
  • Crook Point (USFWS) -1998
  • Crump Lake Preserve (TNC) - 1993
  • Crump Lake South (DSL) - 1990
  • Davis Slough (DSL) - 1989
  • Denman Vernal Pools (ODFW) - 1994
  • Eight Dollar Mountain (OPRD, TNC) - 1988
  • Elowah Falls (OPRD) - 1993
  • Flagg Island (ODOT) - 1993
  • Gary & Chatham Islands (Multnomah Co) - 1992
  • Givan Park (Jackson Co.) - 1993
  • Hart Mountain additions (USFWS) – 1991, 1994
  • Humbug Mountain (OPRD) - 1999
  • Illinois River Forks (OPRD) - 1997
  • Indian Sands (OPRD) - 1991
  • Jackson-Frazier Wetlands (Benton County) - 1991
  • Juniper Hills Preserve (TNC) - 1998
  • Kingston Prairie Preserve (TNC) - 1997
  • Knappa Slough Island (DSL) - 1999
  • Ladd Marsh (ODFW) – 1988, 2004
  • Latourell Falls (OPRD) - 1993
  • Lindsay Prairie Preserve (TNC) - 1988
  • Little North Santiam River (FS) - 1991
  • Little Rock Island and Shore (PRD) - 1988
  • Logan Valley (Burns Paiute Tribe) - 1999
  • Luckiamute Landing (OPRD) - 1993
  • Memaloose (OPRD) - 1993
  • Middle Fork John Day River Preserve - Dunston (TNC) - 1990
  • Middle Fork John Day River Preserve - Oxbow (TNC) - 1999
  • Mill Creek Ridge (BLM) - 1991 & (CLT) 2014
  • Miller Island (ODFW) - 1992
  • Multnomah Falls (OPRD, FS) - 1991
  • Nehalem Bay (OPRD) - 1991
  • Nesika Beach Preserve (TNC) -1998
  • Nestucca Bay (DSL) - 1994
  • Netarts Spit (OPRD) – dedicated in 1989
  • Noble Oaks (Willamina) (TNC) – 2014, 2015
  • North Fork Owyhee River (BLM) - 2004
  • Ochoco State Wayside (OPRD) - 1990
  • Onion Peak Preserve (DSL, ODF, NCLC) – dedicated in 1988
  • Ophir Dunes (ODOT) - 1988
  • Otter Point (OPRD) – 1999
  • Piute Creek (DSL) - 1992
  • Pumpkin Ridge (Private - GROWISER) - 1994
  • Rattlesnake Butte (CTGR) - 1986
  • Rooster Rock (OPRD) – 1990
  • Rough and Ready Creek Preserve (TNC) - 1994
  • Rough and Ready State Wayside (OPRD) - 1989
  • Round Top Butte Preserve (TNC) - 1986
  • Rowena Plateau (OPRD) - 1993
  • Saddle Mountain (OPRD) – dedicated in 2005
  • Scappoose Bay (OPRD) -1999
  • Simpson Reef – Cape Arago (DSL) - 1992
  • Skull & Little Wallace Island (DSL) - 1991
  • Smith Island (DSL) - 1989
  • Snag Boat Bend (USFWS) - 1999
  • South Grouse Gap (FS) - 1998
  • South Slough (DSL) - 1991
  • Succor Creek (PRD) – 1988
  • Squally Point Dunes (OPRD) - 1993
  • Starvation Creek and Warren Creek (OPRD, FS) - 1990
  • Steens Mountain – Ankle Creek (BLM) - 2001
  • Steens Summit (DSL) - dedicated 1979
  • Succor Creek (OPRD) - 1988
  • Sycan Marsh Preserve (TNC) – 1988, 2013
  • Table Rocks (TNC, BLM) – 1986, 2008
  • Tillamook Bay Preserve (TNC) - 2011
  • Tom McCall Preserve at Rowena (TNC) - 1986
  • Twin Rocks Bluffs (OPRD) - 1999
  • Tygh Valley (OPRD) - 1991
  • Umpqua Lighthouse (OPRD) – 2002
  • Upper Klamath Lake (USFWS) - 2013
  • Wallace and Anunde Islands (USFWS) – 1993
  • Westport Slough (USFWS) - 1991
  • West Sand Island (COE) - 1988
  • Whalen Island (OPRD) - 2001
  • Whetstone Savanna Preserve (TNC) - 1995
  • Willamette Confluence Preserve (TNC) – 2010
  • Williamson River Delta Preserve (TNC) – 1997, 2007
  • Willow Creek Preserve (TNC) - 1998
  • Winchuck Slope (DSL) - dedicated 1979
  • Woodcock Creek (DSL) - 1990
  • Yamhill Oaks Preserve (TNC) – 2009, 2013
  • Zumwalt Prairie Preserve (TNC) – 2001, 2006

Ownership abbreviations:

  • CLT – Columbia Land Trust      
  • CTGR – Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde
  • DSL – Department of State Lands  
  • ODF – Department of Forestry  
  • ODFW – Department of Fish and Wildlife    
  • ODOT – Department of Transportation   
  • OPRD – Parks and Recreation Department    
  • TNC – The Nature Conservancy     
  • TWC – The Wetlands Conservancy     

Research Natural Areas

Research Natural Areas (RNA) are federal lands managed for research and education purposes.  The majority of designated natural areas in Oregon are part of the federal Research Natural Areas program.

The RNA program was created to:

  1. Preserve examples of all significant natural ecosystems for comparison with those influenced by man
  2. Provide educational and research areas for ecological and environmental studies
  3. Preserve gene pools of typical and endangered plants and animals

In the Pacific Northwest, the DoD Army Corps of Engineers, USDA Forest Service, USDI National Park Service, USDI Bureau of Land Management, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, and the US Department of Energy all participate in the program. The U.S. Forest Service has provided a regional RNA coordinator to help manage the Pacific Northwest Interagency Natural Areas Network and RNA committee. This committee meets biannually to promote the program and coordination on the establishment and management of these areas.

In addition to RNAs, the Bureau of Land Management has established many sites that have significant natural area values as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern. These sites are recognized along with RNAs, State Natural Heritage Conservation Areas, and Marine Reserves as critical components of the natural area network. RNAs and ACECs are included in the 2010 map and listing of natural areas of Oregon (from 2010 Natural Areas Plan).

Data Requests

 

Making a Rare Species Location Data Request

Requests for data must be made in writing via email (inrdata@pdx.edu) or regular mail (see contact information below). The following information must be included:

  • Your contact information: name, business/organization name, mailing address, voice and fax telephone numbers, and e-mail address.
  • Type of data needed (PDF report only, or addition of spatial data).
  • Locality information for your project. This could be a street address, coordinates, or legal description (i.e. Township-Range-Section), or a shapefile of your area of interest for larger projects. You may also include a map of the project if you like.
  • Explanation of how the information will be used and a project or site name.

Time Frame for Response

Data requests are processed in the order in which they are received. The response time is approximately 10 working days, although large or complex data requests may take longer. We may be able to process requests sooner if requested.

What is Included

A typical data request will result in a PDF database report of rare, threatened, and endangered species within two miles of the area of interest. All state or federally listed species are included, as well as any Heritage List 1 or List 2 species, covering vertebrates, invertebrates, vascular and nonvascular plants, fungi, and marine algae. General locational information (TRS, centroid) is provided as a field in the report. Any population data or habitat information about the occurrence is also included.

View an example of a record.

Spatial data is not included in a typical data request, but is available as an additional service. If you are interested in acquiring spatial data in addition to the PDF printout, please make this clear in your request. Typically this adds about $40 to the total fee for the request due to the additional staff time needed to create the spatial export. A total fee estimate can be provided upon request.

If you request spatial data, please specify if you would like a shapefile or geodatabase file (provided in ArcGIS 10 format) or Google Earth file (KMZ).

View an example screenshot of the shapefile output available as an add-on service.

 

Fees

Fees are charged to cover the cost of providing data services. Exceptions can be made for academic research or agencies partnering with INR on projects. The minimum charge is $85.00. Charges are based on the rate of $100.00 per hour of staff time required, plus a $0.60 per record fee, and a $60.00 computer access fee. A fee estimate can be given prior to initiating a search. An invoice will be delivered with the product, and payment terms are Net 30.

We are able to accept checks or money orders as forms of payment. We do not accept credit cards. Electronic Funds Transfers to PSU can be set up for payments; please ask for details.

Annual Subscriptions

If you have large-area projects or anticipate needing several data requests throughout the year, we have an annual data subscription available. Full-state coverage is provided for an annual subscription fee of $6000. Partial-state coverage can be negotiated for a reduced fee.

Data Limitations and Concerns

These data are dependent on the research and observations of many scientists and institutions, and reflects our current state of knowledge. Many areas have never been thoroughly surveyed, however, and the absence of data in any particular geographic area does not necessarily mean that species of concern are not present. These data should not be regarded as a substitute for on-site surveys required for environmental assessments.

ORBIC data contains sensitive information and access to the dataset is subject to our data use agreement

The ORBIC rare species dataset is not for public distribution or publication, in whole or part. This dataset is exempt from the Oregon Public Records Law (ORS 192.410 to 192.505) under ORS 192.501.

Calochortus persistensAbout ORBIC's Rare Species Data

INR's ORBIC maintains Oregon's most comprehensive database of rare, threatened and endangered species. This database includes site-specific information on the occurrences, biology, and status of over 2,000 species throughout Oregon. It includes the state's only database of natural vegetation, with descriptions and information on the occurrences and protected locations of all known ecosystem types. As part of the Natural Heritage Network overseen by Natureserve, ORBIC is able to share this data internationally.

ORBIC uses a spatial database called Biotics, the standard for NatureServe partners, that provides information to guide implementation of the Natural Heritage Plan, including the selection of natural areas for registration and dedication. It is also contracted to provide natural heritage and sensitive species information to state and federal agencies, and is accessed daily by public land managers, private developers, researchers and educators.

Electronic systems contain

  • More than 32,500 records of locations of over 1200 species of rare and endangered plants and animals (element occurrences). To see which species we track, check out the Rare Species Lists section of our website.
  • Status of over 900 vertebrate, 1300 invertebrate, 1400 vascular plant, 160 non-vascular plant, 60 alga, and 320 fungus taxa, as well as over 500 plant community types
  • Detailed descriptions of over 820 vertebrate, 50 invertebrate and 300 plant taxa, with ecoregional, county, and EMAP hexagon distributions for vertebrates

Potential questions our data can answer

  • What rare species are known to occur in a given area (county, watershed, legal description, physiographic province, etc.)?
  • Where are the known rare species occurrences located within or near my project?
  • What is its federal and state status?
  • What is the habitat for the rare species that I am interested in?
  • Where are all the known locations in Oregon for a given rare species?

If you are looking for other spatial data, try our Landscape Assessment and Mapping site or the Oregon Spatial Data Library, which is co-sponsored by INR, the OSU Libraries and Press, and DAS-GEO. 

You can find other data resources on the Institute for Natural Resource's Data page.

Contact Information

To make a data request by e-mail, please send the required information to our data request e-mail: inrdata@pdx.edu

For inquiries, send an e-mail to the above address or call Lindsey Wise at 503-725-9951.

Our mailing address is:

Oregon Biodiversity Information Center
Institute for Natural Resources / INR
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Please do not neglect to include the / INR on mailings as this is our campus mail code and is necessary for delivery of our mail from the general campus mailbox.

Submit Data

Geum triflorum var. campanulatum, photograph by Don Eastman.We are constantly striving to improve our data sets and to incorporate all information available on rare, threatened and endangered species of Oregon. We incorporate survey information from a variety of sources including state and federal agencies, non-profit conservation groups, independent contractors, and private organizations.

If you have information on any of these species (see our Rare Species of Oregon page for the most recent list) and would like to submit a sighting report, you can use our animal form or plant form, or contact us (see contact information below). If you have existing photos with a GPS location to upload or would like to map locations online, you can add observations to our iNaturalist Rare Species of Oregon project.

We also accept digital datasets (databases, spreadsheets, GIS files, etc). If you notice any errors or have any questions regarding the Rare Species of Oregon book or this web site, please contact us.

Data Contacts

Sue Vrilakas (for plant information)
sue.vrilakas@pdx.edu or by phone at 503-725-9950 

Eleanor Gaines (for animal information) 
eleanor.gaines@pdx.edu or by phone at 503-725-9952

General questions or commentsinrdata@pdx.edu.

 

Oregon Biodiversity Information Center
Insitute for Natural Resources / INR
Portland State University 
P.O. Box 751 
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Phone: 503-725-9950
Fax: 503-725-9960