Resource Management

Pacific Northwest Natural Resources Links

  • Botany - Information about Botany Programs in the Forests of Oregon and Washington. The basis for most programs is the Threatened Endangered and Sensitive Plant Program.
  • Columbia River Basin (CRB) Anadromous and Resident Fish - In 1994, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (FS) and the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) developed an ecosystem-based, aquatic habitat and riparian-area management strategy (commonly referred to as PACFISH) for Pacific salmon, steelhead, and sea-run cutthroat trout habitat on lands they administer.
  • Dorena Genetic Resource Center (DGRC) is the USDA Forest Service's regional service center for genetics in the Pacific Northwest Region.
  • Eastside Restoration - Accelerated restoration will begin in the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington where existing collaborative groups are actively engaged with the Forest Service in landscape-scale restoration projects.
  • Forest Health Protection - Information about managing Forest insects & diseases and protecting the health of Forest ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Forest Products - Information, programs and forms used in implementing forest health maintenance, restoration, and improvement projects on the National Forests in Oregon and Washington.
  • Genetics - Seven geneticists and over 30 support personnel provide leadership, training, and expertise to incorporate sound genetic principles into the conservation and restoration of forest resources.
  • Invasive Species - From rare plant bogs of the Olympic peninsula to the rugged forested rangelands of Hells Canyon, the "biological wildfire" of non-native invasive plants impacts ecosystems in every National Forest in the Pacific Northwest. A diverse group of Forest Service weed warriors range specialists, botanists, hydrologists, biologists, and resource managers are committed to preventing and controlling weed infestations, and recovering ecosystems. This website will take you to the key documents that describe, guide and implement our programs; nationally, regionally and locally.
  • Pacific Northwest Fisheries Program - Information about Fish Resources, Environmental Education, Habitat Management and other areas.
  • Integrated Restoration in the Pacific Northwest - Use this story map to explore regional datasets that provide context around landscape restoration: restoring watersheds & aquatic ecosystems, ecological departure, quantitative wildfire risk assessment, insect & disease risk, climate change. The "Interactive Map" tab allows users to zoom into their area of interest and explore how these key components interact.
  • Vegetation Survey - Beginning in 2001 vegetation survey for the Pacific Northwest Region is conducted annually in full partnership with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program, known as Forest Inventory and Analysis (PNW-FIA). Public access to the data, software and documentation for the Pacific Northwest Region can be found on the PNW-FIA website. The Pacific Northwest Region's Current Vegetation Survey (CVS) concluded in 2007.
  • Water Resources/Water Management - Forest Service water program in the Pacific Northwest Region.
  • Wildlife - Information about wildlife and the Wildlife Program in the Forests of Oregon and Washington. The Wildlife Program collaborates with internal and external partners to restore and sustain wildlife and their habitats for the public we serve. This site provides information on wildlife education, viewing and hunting through links to internal and external information.

Interagency Natural Resources

  • Interagency Special Status / Sensitive Species Program (ISSSSP) - The Pacific Northwest Regional Office of the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon/Washington State Office of the Bureau of Land Management established an interagency program for the conservation and management of rare species. This new interagency collaboration will focus on regional-level approaches for species that meet agency criteria for inclusion on sensitive and special status lists. This includes those species that are not federally listed as Threatened or Endangered, or Proposed for federal listing.