Oregon State Implementation Committee

Species at Risk

Species at Risk SFI program participants are required to protect threatened and endangered species.  Many plant and animal species in Oregon are considered "at risk" or in need of conservation under various state and federal wildlife regulations and strategies for voluntary action. The Oregon Forest Resource Institute has produced a guidebook, "Identifying Priority Plants and Animals") that is available for downloading at http://oregonforests.org/

This 100-page guidebook is intended to help forest landowners identify such species on their lands and to help guide their conservation efforts. The booklet also is proving to be of interest to secondary teachers for field and classroom use. It includes color photos, eco region and range maps, habitat descriptions and other information on 80 priority plant and animal species.  This booklet is also good for teachers as well as interested members of the public. (FROM OFRI)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has more information on threatened and endangered species at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/ 

For information on threatened and endangered species in Oregon, please go to http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/diversity/species/threatened_endangered_species.asp

Oregon also maintains a list of threatened and endangered plants at http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/PLANT/CONSERVATION/statelist.shtml and is also an excellent source for useful links to many other sources for plant conservation and information.

Previously known as the Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center, the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center (ORBIC) is located at Portland State University. ORBIC's key function is to maintain, develop and distribute biodiversity information in Oregon. The center is working with partners to provide the most comprehensive information on plants, wildlife, fish, fungi, and vegetation throughout Oregon and can be accessed on the web at http://orbic.pdx.edu/.

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