Pacific Northwest Region

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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.

"Fish On"-line

Image from Fish On-Line site
Image from Fish On-Line site
Image from Fish On-Line site

[Images: "Fish On"-Line, USGS and NBII]

A large amount of aquatic biological data has been collected by the USGS water quality projects since early 1990s. It is the mission of the NBII to locate biological data sources that are important to management and deliver the data to scientists, managers, and stakeholders.

In 2006 the fish community data was loaded into a relational database. This database provides the base for this web site. This site currently allows users to search for aquatic data in the State of Idaho by selecting a sampling site or a stream. These data can be filtered further by fish species and date of sample. We've linked this site to the FISHBASE web site so detailed natural history information is available for each fish family and species.

The USGS Idaho Water Science Center and the USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Great Basin Information Project have partnered together to develop a management and delivery system for aquatic biological monitoring data.

Go to "Fish On"-Line

Live Maps and Data

Finding and sharing reliable data and information is important for resource managers, researchers, educators, and the public. In recognition of this need natural resources and wildlife research funding agencies are requiring that newly discovered information is made available to the public, resource managers, and other researchers. The projects highlighted in this section of PNWIN are collaborative efforts between the NBII and its research partners. Projected products include synthesized and processed data, geospatial information, and interactive mapping applications.

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout [Photo: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation]Cutthroat Trout Database
Learn more about Coastal Cutthroat trout through hundreds of literature references that have been gathered into a single database.
Density Management StudyDensity Management Study
A collaborative effort among multiple agencies researching options for young stand management to create and maintain late-successional forest characteristics in western Oregon.
GAP Analysis ProgramGAP Analysis Program
The goal of the GAP Analysis Program is to keep common species common by identifying those species and plant communities that are not adequately represented in existing conservation lands.
Lewis and Clark Wildlife Habitat DiscoveryLewis and Clark Wildlife Habitat Discovery
An interactive mapping application featuring historic and current depictions of the northwest section of the Lewis and Clark Trail with emphasis on wildlife and their habitats. Compare the habitats and the fish and wildlife species that Lewis & Clark saw with those present today.
IHNV [Photo: NOAA]MEAP-IHNV Fish Virus Database
The infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) can cause severe outbreaks among stocks of salmon and trout in the Western U.S. along the Pacific Coast of North America. This database provides the ability to look at geographic distribution of genetic diversity in the IHN virus in a web-based mapping interface.
[Photo: Andy Noyes, South Dakota Division of Wildlife]MEAP-VHSV Fish Virus Database
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) is an important viral pathogen that is a threat to a wide range of fish species. This database provides the ability to look at geographic distribution of genetic diversity in the VHS virus in a web-based mapping interface.
Bald Eagle [PhotoMidwinter Bald Eagle Count
This is where you can find the results of Midwinter Bald Eagle Surveys from 1986-2005.
Monitoring Air Quality with LichensMonitoring Air Quality with Lichens
Through this interface you can query lichen air quality monitoring data from every USFS region across the United States.
Thamnolia VermicularisOlympic National Park Cryptogamic Database
Hundreds of images are linked to the lichens, mosses, and liverworts recorded for this project and those images are also available through the database query web site.
PHaCS DatabasePNW Habitat Classification Systems (PHaCS) Database
This database attempts to crosswalk and establish threads of commonality from different habitat classifications within the region to the IBIS classification system.
[Photo: USGS]Tree Ecophysiology
This is a species- and location-specific database of published ecophysiological variables typically used as input parameters for biogeochemical models of coniferous and deciduous forested ecosystems in the Western United States.
Tree Ring [Photo: NOAA]Tree Ring Database
This database contains time series of radial growth from tree ring research conducted in Oregon and Washington. Users can query the database for particular sites, species, elevation, or start and end years.

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Regional GIS Resources
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CollapseAssessing the Accuracy of Gap Analysis Predicted Distributions of Idaho Amphibians and Reptiles
Description: The goal of this project was to evaluate the accuracy of the second-generation GAP predicted distribution models for Idaho amphibians and reptiles at three spatial scales. The belief is that such accuracy assessments are needed to guide appropriate use of the GAP models. The approach consisted of using intensive herpetological field surveys (conducted for other purposes) to test the amphibian and reptile models at three different spatial scales.
Resource Type: Case Studies, Internet Map Services
Resource Format: URL
Publisher: GAP Analysis Program, United States Geological Survey ( USGS )
ExpandDigital Distribution Map for Anodonta oregonensis (Oregon Floater) (KML, 774.15 KB)
ExpandDigital Distribution Map for Anodonta suborbiculata (Oregon Floater) (KML, 2.07 MB)
ExpandDigital Distribution Map for Batrachoseps wrightorum (Oregon Slender Salamander)
ExpandDigital Distribution Map for Dicamptodon aterrimus (Idaho Giant Salamander)
ExpandDigital Distribution Map for Plethodon idahoensis (Coeur d'Alene Salamander)
ExpandDigital Distribution Map for Rana pretiosa (Oregon Spotted Frog)
ExpandGeologic Maps of Idaho: Custer County
ExpandIdaho Department of Lands (IDL) Geographic Information System Department
ExpandIdaho Department of Water Resources: Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
ExpandiMapInvasives: Oregon Invasive Species Public Map
ExpandMount Hood, Oregon
ExpandMount Rainier, Washington
ExpandMount Rainier, Washington - Glaciers and Glaciation
ExpandOregon Land Use Explorer
ExpandTrail Systems, Independence Creek Drainage, Idaho (KML)
ExpandWashington Gap Analysis Home Page
ExpandWashington Weed Mapping Tool
ExpandWater Resources Department - State of Oregon

Featured Resources

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Butterflies and Moths of North America is an interactive, searchable, and updateable web-enabled database of butterfly and moth information. Data contained therein include distribution maps, species accounts, photographs, and checklists of species by U.S. county or by Mexican state. Go directly to the web site, or learn more about this project.

blue butterflyThe Children's Butterfly Site is an educational opportunity for all ages. Investigate a butterfly's transformation during metamorphosis, browse images of species from across the globe, or print coloring book pages. Learn all about these magnificent creatures by reading answers to the extensive frequently asked questions.

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Northwest Habitat Institute

Northwest Habitat Institute
Northwest Habitat Institute

The Northwest Habitat Institute promotes and facilitates the conservation of Pacific Northwest native species and habitats through:

  • Development and dissemination of data-rich and verifiable information, maps, and tools; and
  • Restoration and enhancement of native habitats.
Specific objectives of the Institute include:
  • Developing products and tools that assist landowners and land managers conserve native species and habitats;
  • Developing and implementing inventory and monitoring programs; and
  • Coordinating and facilitating activities (e.g., habitat restoration, land-use planning and management objectives) that promote the conservation and management of our natural resources.

Infrared Satellite Image

Infrared Satellite Image
[Image: NOAA]

Click the map to view an animated infrared image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Geostationary Satellite.

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