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Biodiversity is the variety of life, and the processes that support it, encompassing species and their genetic variation.

Articles & Stories

The broad range of habitats in the Deschutes Basin support nearly 100 different species of plants...
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Once a species becomes threatened or endangered,...
Strategy Habitats, as defined by the Oregon Conservation Strategy were determined by comparing maps...
Meadowlark (courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) The Conservation Strategy charts a...

Maps and Tools

IBIS is an informational resource developed by the Northwest Habitat Institute (NHI) to promote the... more

Data Collections

Maps and data available for specific northwest ecoprovinces and subbasins within the Columbia River... more