In the 2012 President's Budget Request, the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is terminated. As a result, all resources, databases, tools, and applications within this web site will be removed on January 15, 2012. For more information, please refer to the NBII Program Termination page.
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.
About the Node Read about the history of this regional NBII node and goals for the future.
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.
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.
States Browse data and information organized by state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NBII Program is administered by the Biological Informatics Program of the U.S. Geological Survey