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Communities Reporter Tool

The Communities Reporter is a unique resource for community practitioners as it links over 1000 places and 36 counties in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California to data gathered at the place, census tract, and county levels by various agencies and institutions.

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O-HELP

O-HELP (Oregon Hazard Explorer for Lifelines Program) is a user-friendly, web-based geographic information system (GIS) tool to assess potential earthquake hazards in Oregon, developed with support from the Cascadia Lifelines Program (CLiP) by the Oregon State University College of Engineering . The mapping and reporting tool contains previously mapped hazard information on severe ground shaking, landslides, liquefaction and lateral spreading, co-seismic subsidence, and potential tsunami inundation lines. This tool is designed for engineers, planners, geologists, and others who need this information to help make appropriate decisions. It is assumed that the users have enough knowledge about earthquake engineering and geologic hazards to understand what the data means and how to use it appropriately.
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Air Quality Index tool

Interactive mapping tool by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality that shows what the current air quality is for different monitoring stations throughout Oregon.
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Oregon Drinking Water Protection Program Interactive Map Viewer

This map viewer was produced by Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority to help identify and protect sources of drinking water (streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs and groundwater aquifers) for use by public water systems and their communities. Land uses and potential sources of pollutants identified on regulatory databases within public drinking water source areas (DWSAs) can be viewed, as well as Oregon's ground water protection areas.
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Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters (DWMAPS)

DWMAPS is an online mapping tool developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that helps state and utility drinking water professionals update their source water assessments and protection plans in concert with other state and local mapping tools. DWMAPS can be used to locate drinking water providers, potential sources of contamination, polluted waterways as well as information on funded protection projects.
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FERNS - Forest Activity Electronic Notification and Reporting System

The Oregon Forest Practices Act (FPA) requires forest landowners and operators to notify the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) at least 15 days before they begin forest operations on any non-federal lands in Oregon. As defined in the FPA, forest operations include timber harvesting, road construction and reconstruction, site preparation, slash treatment, woody biomass removal, chemical application, land use changes, and certain non-commercial forest activities among other activities, permits are required for any operation using power driven machinery or fire. The Notification of Operations and Application for Permit (NO/AP) process is conducted through the ODF Private Forests, and Protection from Fire divisions.

In 2014 the ODF updated the NO/AP process by implementing its Forest Activity Electronic Notification and Reporting System (FERNS), a web-based, centralized database of all forestry operations subject to ODF oversight. The FERNS application is integrated with the State’s GIS system. Any interested person or party can subscribe to FERNS and then receive electronic notifications of pending forest operations in their area. Subscribers can also review and submit official comments about the forest operation work plans. Online subscriptions to FERNS are free of charge.

More training and educational materials are available from the E-Notification page here.

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2014
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Fire Map with VIIRS/MODIS Satellite Detections and USA Smoke Forecast

Fire detections in this map come from two sources, the MODIS satellites with 1km resolution, and the Suomi NPP VIIRS satellite with 375m resolution. The MODIS satellite service may be found in the Living Atlas, detections are updated once or twice daily. The VIIRS satellite provides 7 times the density of information due to its higher resolution, and at this time they are only a WMS service. That means the VIIRS detections appear only as small red dots, with no information in the popup window when you click on the points. Also of interest to North Americans is the National Weather Service Smoke Forecast, updated every 24 hours. The NDGD smoke forecast plays as an animation inside the map. Watch the time indicator at the bottom of the map, it shows future local time as forecasted particulate levels are displayed.
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GLOBE Visualization System

GLOBE provides the ability to view and interact with data measured across the world. Use the GLOBE visualization tool to map, graph, filter and export data that have been measured across GLOBE protocols since 1995.
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1995
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Sage-Grouse Development Siting Tool

The Sage-Grouse Development Siting Tool is an interactive application that allows prospective developers in Oregon to input a project footprint and access information about potential project impacts and mitigiation requirements specific to the area. The tool utilizes best available remotely-sensed data on existing development, vegetation condition, and other land uses to provide information to help developers minimize biological impacts and project costs within and adjacent to sage-grouse habitat. Prospective developers must contact the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) to discuss and implement appropriate avoidance/minimization measures and determine official project impacts to sage-grouse habitat and subsequent mitigation responsibilities. Full text of the applicable rules for development in sage-grouse habitat can be found here:

For information about siting considerations for other wildlife species in Oregon besides sage-grouse see the ODFW COMPASS tool, or find more information about the ODFW Greater Sage-grouse mitigation program. For questions related to these rules please contact your local ODFW District.

Tool sponsored by ODFW.

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December 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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