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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.