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Three PNW states: Idaho, Oregon, Washington
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PNWIN NBII Node: Serving the Pacific Northwest

Conferences of Interest

  International Conference on Ecology And Transportation
8/21/2011 - 8/25/2009
Seattle, Washington
United States

Pacific Northwest Region

Mt. Hood [Photo:U.S. Forest Service]

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest!

The Pacific Northwest Information Node (PNWIN) includes Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The Pacific Northwest is home to an incredibly diverse natural and political environment and the rapidly growing population interacts with complex natural features such as deserts, plateaus, rivers, and mountain ranges. The Pacific Northwest Information Node (PNWIN) facilitates information exchange and communication for natural resources management across the region. PNWIN provides biological and natural resources data, bibliographic summaries, management principles, and regulatory requirements for public and private lands, and user tools for decision making and planning.

[Photo: US Forest Service] height=About the Node
Read about the history of this regional NBII node and goals for the future.
[Photo: National Park Service]Animals and Plants of the Region
Learn about the region's native biodiversity, including amphibians, birds, fishes, invertebrates, mammals, plants, and species in need of conservation.
Live Maps and Data
Find maps and geospatial data related to the Pacific Northwest.
[Photo:Glacier National Park] height=Regional Ecosystems
Discover the diverse ecosystems and ecoregions of the Pacific Northwest.
Regional News
Read news articles related to regional natural resource issues.
Regional Themes
Explore regionally-significant topics such as fire, invasive species, water, and wildlife disease.
[City of Rocks Photo: National Park Service] height=States
Browse data and information organized by state.

Featured Resource

PHaCS Database Partners
PHaCS Database Partners

Habitat classification systems differ greatly throughout the PNW depending on agency, organization, or monitoring group, often complicating data-sharing and collaboration. The PNW Habitat Classification Systems (PHaCS) Database, a component project of the Northwest Environmental Data-Network, attempts to crosswalk and establish threads of commonality from the different habitat classifications within the region. It is hosted by the Northwest Habitat Institute in partnership with PNWIN.

Featured Resource

MEAP-VHSV Database Interface [Image: NACSE]
[Image: NACSE]

Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) is an important viral pathogen of finfish that is reportable by many nations and international organizations. To facilitate the cataloging of VHSV data available for fish health managers and researchers, the Molecular Epidemiology of Aquatic Pathogens-VHSV (MEAP-VHSV) Fish Virus Database interface was developed in a collaboration between the USGS Western Fisheries Research Center, the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering at Oregon State University, and the NBII Pacific Northwest Information Node.

Featured Project

Trees [Image: NACSE]
[Image: NACSE]

The Density Management Study(DMS) was launched in 1994 by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to develop and test options for early-successional stand management to meet Northwest Forest Plan objectives in western Oregon. The DMS is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Oregon State University (OSU), the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNW), and Region Six of the U.S. Forest Service.

Featured Project

Bald Eagle [Image: NACSE]
[Image: NACSE]

Each January, several hundred individuals count eagles along standard, non-overlapping survey routes as part of a nationwide Midwinter Bald Eagle survey. The Midwinter Bald Eagle Count web site provides access to results of Midwinter Bald Eagle Surveys conducted from 1986-2005 along 746 routes in 43 states. Raw count data and summary information (trends, means, high and low counts) is available for survey routes.

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