Oregon Biodiversity Information Center (ORBIC)

ORBIC’s primary mission is to track the distribution and status of all of Oregon’s flora and fauna as is possible. For species considered to be at-risk in Oregon, location and population data is managed for all of the observations and occurrences in the state.

ORBIC is Oregon's local member of the NatureServe Network of natural heritage programs, utilizing their rigorous core standards and methodologies to assess status, risk, and condition of the state's biodiversity. Standardized methods allow sharing of conservation  information across jurisdictional boundaries.

ORBIC works to answer three questions: What is it? Where is it? How is it doing?

If you are interested in learning more about our work, please contact Eleanor Gaines.

Core Work