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In situ and transimitted housing-unit exposure to wildfire in the Pacific Northwest

Report prepared by Pyrologix and the USDA Forest Service on the exposure of housing units to wildfire in Oregon and Washington. Two approaches were taken. The first—called an in situ analysis—rates the exposure of housing units where they exist on the landscape. The second approach rates the potential for wildfires originating in one part of the landscape to expose housing units in another. This second approach is often referred to as a wildfire transmission, risk-source, or exposure-source analysis. This report presents results for both approaches. 14 pp.
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March 2019
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Fourth National Climate Assessment: Northwest Chapter (2018)

In this updated national assessment, chapter 24 explores how climate change could affect the interrelationships between the environment and the people of the Northwest. Source: May, C., C. Luce, J. Casola, M. Chang, J. Cuhaciyan, M. Dalton, S. Lowe, G. Morishima, P. Mote, A. Petersen, G. Roesch-McNally, and E. York, 2018: Northwest. In Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II [Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA. doi: 10.7930/NCA4.2018.CH24
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2018
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Exposure of human communities to wildfire in the Pacific Northwest

Briefing paper on the exposure of human communities to wildfire in the Pacific Northwest by Pyrologix and the US Forest Service. In the paper is a link that opens an Excel spreadsheet that lists all of the communities assessed in Oregon & Washington. The top 50 are at the end of the paper (Table 1 and 2).
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2018
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Washington Ice Age Floods Story Map

The Washington Ice Age Floods Story Map by the Washington Geological Survey (WGS) tells the stunning story with images, maps and video of how the Missoula floods shaped the landscape of the Pacific Northwest during the last ice age. This story map was awarded the ESRI grand prize in 2017.
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2017
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Pacific Northwest Climate Change Avian Vulnerability Tool

A tool to inform your management about the effects of climate change on 26 bird species found in Western Washington, Oregon and California. Hosted by Point Blue Conservation Science. Projections for current and future (2070) climate and environmental conditions have been modeled.
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Pacific Northwest Quantitative Wildfire Risk Assessment

Report prepared by Pyrologix for the U.S. Forest Service. The purpose of the USFS Pacific Northwest Region Wildfire Risk Assessment (PNRA) is to provide foundational information about wildfire hazard and risk to highly valued resources and assets across Oregon and Washington. A wildfire risk assessment is a quantitative analysis of the assets and resources across a specific landscape and how they are potentially impacted by wildfire. 90 pp.
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April 2018
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The OSU Herbarium Type Specimens Collection

The biological diversity of the Pacific Northwest is well-appreciated by the citizens of the region, and central to our economy and culture. Much less appreciated is the fact that the documentation of this diversity is incomplete and represents an ongoing task. The Oregon State University Herbarium is an essential resource for biodiversity research in the region. With over 400,000 specimens, it maintains the world's largest collection of Oregon plant and fungal specimens. We have imaged the 2000 type specimens in our collection, and digitized the original descriptions (known as protologues) of the 1350 plant taxa represented by these specimens. The type collection is a pressed herbarium specimen upon which the original description was based and thus has central importance in the science of plant taxonomy.

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Lichens of the Pacific Northwest

Contains photos as a companion to the book by Bruce McCune, Microlichens of the Pacific Northwest (2017. Two volumes. Wild Blueberry Media, Corvallis). Photos were taken by Bruce McCune, unless otherwise indicated. Most specimens are from the Pacific Northwest of North America.

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Angelus Studio photographs, 1880s-1940s

The Angelus Studio was a professional photographic company located in Portland, Oregon. The collection includes works by George M. Weister (1862–1922) and Arthur M. Prentiss (dates undetermined) among the studio photographers; owner Fred Clark also acquired images by previous local photographers including Partridge. The Angelus Studio collection provides extraordinary documentation of the city of Portland, the Lewis & Clark Exposition of 1905, Oregon landmarks, Columbia River, and commercial operations including logging and fish packing.

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The Album Collection

The Album collection contains approximately 50 photo albums from many separate donations. The albums themselves were created by individuals during the different time periods of each album. Highlights of this collection include albums of early Sutherlin, Oregon; construction of the Westover Terrace in Portland, Oregon; construction of the Bonneville dam on the Columbia River; and views of early (late 1800’s) London and Peking.

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