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Coast Salmon Species

Seven species of salmon (all members of the scientific genus Oncorhynchus) are native to Oregon, but this group includes many subgroups with very different biological characteristics.

North Coast Demographics

Demographics are a tool we use to identify and track the characteristics of specific populations. But statistics about people do not exist in isolation...

Coastal Vegetation and Plant Ecology

Mosses hang thick on the Big Leaf Maple trees forming a tunnel over the Yaquina River. As the morning sun breaks across the stream, steam rises in slender columns from the moss...

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About This Place

Development of the site formerly known as the "North Coast Explorer" has been a collaboration among:

OSU Libraries and Press: OSU Libraries and Press engages with the OSU community and the people of Oregon in their pursuit of knowledge. The OSULP partnership with the Institute for Natural Resources supports delivery of information and services related to the protection and management of Oregon's vitally important natural resources through the Oregon Explorer natural resources digital library.

Institute for Natural Resources: The Institute for Natural Resources provides Oregonians with ready access to current, relevant science-based information, methods, and tools for better understanding natural resource management challenges and developing solutions. INR co-manages the Oregon Explorer with OSUL.

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board: The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board's mission is to create and maintain healthy watersheds and natural habitats that support thriving communities and strong economies. OWEB's programs support Oregon's efforts to restore salmon runs, improve water quality and strengthen ecosystems that are critical to healthy watersheds and sustainable communities.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's (ODFW) mission is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for enjoyment by present and future generations. The ODFW Natural Resources Information Management Program maintains a searchable database of fish, wildlife and other ODFW data.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's environment. DEQ's mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land and water.

Oregon Department of Administrative Services: The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is the central administrative agency of Oregon state government. The DAS Geospatial Enterprise Office (GEO) provides GIS coordination for state agencies and provides statewide leadership to promote GIS technology use and ensure availability of easily accessible, high quality geographic information.

University of Oregon InfoGraphics Lab: The InfoGraphics Lab works on a variety of supported projects with UO faculty, campus offices, and government agencies. Integration of GIS and graphic design tools with cartographic design is a focus of the Lab's work. The Coastal Coho Assessment Viewer was produced by the InfoGraphics Lab.

Oregon North Coast Watershed Councils: Watershed councils are community-based groups that work to improve watershed health through habitat restoration, species conservation, landowner outreach, and education activities. The following watershed councils helped to define the information needs and design of the North Coast Explorer so that it would be useful to them and their constituents.

USDA Forest Service-PNW Research Station: The Pacific Northwest Research Station's mission is to generate and communicate scientific knowledge that helps people understand and make informed choices about people, natural resources, and the environment. PNW researchers helped to integrate data from the Coastal Landscape Analysis and Modeling Study into the North Coast Explorer mapping tools.

Funding for the North Coast Explorer development was provided by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. In-kind support provided by OSU Libraries and Press and the Institute for Natural Resources.