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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 biodiversity 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 2019 Update

It's that time again for our triennial update our publication, "Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species of Oregon", last revision in 2016.

We are putting together the sections of the book and will post these as sections become available, concluding with the publication of the full book online. All documents for the 2019 update will be published to our website at https://inr.oregonstate.edu/orbic/rare-species/rare-species-oregon-publications, along with all previous lists and publications. 

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