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(ECP and CTSP grantees, reports, and other sites of interest for conservation geograpy, mapping and GIS. Grantees are coded by program and year of grant at the end of their name/state, i.e. e91 means ECP grant in 1991. c=cstp, cm=ctsp-mac, cs=ctsp-software)

Northwest Habitat Institute (P.O. Box 855 Corvallis, OR, 97339, Phone: 541-753-2199, Fax: 541-753-2440, E-mail: GIS Contact: Charles W. Barrett, The Northwest Habitat Institute (NHI) is a non-profit scientific and educational organization whose mission is to promote and facilitate the conservation of Pacific Northwest native species and habitats through the development and dissemination of data-rich and verifiable information, maps, and tools and the 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 inventorying 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. One of NHI's major goals is to promote and facilitate the conservation of native species and habitats through the development and dissemination of data-rich and verifiable information, maps, and tools. Visit the Interactive Biodiversity Information System (IBIS), which contains extensive information about Pacific Northwest fish, wildlife, and their habitats, as well as analysis of the relationships among these species and their habitats

The Northern Forest Center, c98 (P.O. Box 210, 18 North Main Street, Suite 302, Concord, NH, 03302-0210, Phone: 603-229-0679, Fax: 603-229-1719, E-mail: The Northern Forest is the largest wild forest remaining in the eastern United States. It comprises 26 million acres of forest spanning New York's Adirondacks, northern Vermont and New Hampshire, and Maine's North Woods. It contains the headwaters of the major rivers of the northeast and provides a home and livelihood to one million people. NFC's GIS program plans to use GIS to map and communicate geographic information about the region. Its goal is to broaden understanding and awareness of the Northern Forest by displaying, analyzing and communicating cultural, community, economic and ecological information about the region. It has developed a Northern Forest Wealth Index that examines the well-being of the Northern Forest as measured through an integrated set of economic, social, and environmental measures.

Northwoods Wilderness Recovery, c95 (P.O. Box 122, Marquette, MI, 49855, Phone: 906-226-6649). Northwoods Wilderness Recovery represents a diverse consortium of concerned citizens throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota that seek to address the root causes of forest decline in the northern Great lakes area. Ultimately, the organization is interested in the restoration of forest lands damaged by generations of commercial abuse. Check out its photos and maps.

The Ohio Environmental Council (1207 Grandview Ave., Suite 201, Columbus, Ohio, 43212, Phone: 614-487-7506, Fax: 614-487-7510, E-mail: ). The mission of the Ohio Environmental Council is to inform, unite, and empower Ohio citizens to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. It relies on the support of foundations, community organizations and individuals to carry on its work.

Oregon Biodiversity Project (Defenders of Wildlife West Coast Office, 1637 Laurel St., Lake Oswego, OR 97034, Phone: 503-697-3222, Fax: 503-697-3268, E-mail: The primary goal of the Oregon Biodiversity Project was to develop a pragmatic statewide strategy to conserve Oregon's native biodiversity. The Oregon Biodiversity Project used GIS technology to conduct an assessment of biodiversity conservation needs at the statewide and ecoregion levels. More than 100 ecological and socioeconomic spatial data themes from the Gap Analysis Program, Oregon Natural Heritage Program, and other sources were obtained, evaluated, processed, formatted and analyzed. Data included vegetation (current and historic), at-risk species, aquatic ecosystems, human population and development, and land ownership and administration. A map of proposed conservation areas is here.

Oregon Coast Range Association, e97 (PO Box 2250, Corvallis, OR, 97339, Phone: 541-758-0255, E-mail: The Oregon Coast Range Associations works to restore salmon habitat with a coastal network of activists. See the Coastal Landscape and Modeling Study, a multi-disciplinary research effort sponsored cooperatively through OSU's College of Forestry, the US Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station, and the Oregon Department of Forestry. Our main goal is to analyze the aggregate ecological, economic, and social consequences of forest policies of different land owners in the Coast Range.

Oregon Environmental Council, Or c98 (520 SW 6th Ave., Suite 940, Portland, OR 97204, Phone: 503-222-1963, Fax: 503-222-1405, E-mail: Founded in 1968, the Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) was the first statewide environmental group to be based in Oregon. For more than three decades, it has helped develop nearly every major environmental policy in the state, including the landmark Bottle Bill, Oregon's statewide curbside recycling law; the state's land use planning program; the pesticide use reporting act; and in 2001, the Mercury Reduction Act.

Oregon Natural Desert Association, c95 (16 NW Kansas, Bend, OR, 97701, Phone: 541-330-2638, Fax: 541-385-3370, E-mail: ONDA got its start in the mid-1980s,when a small group of desert activists joined together to oppose the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) inadequate findings in their assessment of "Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs)" for Eastern Oregon. The work of these activists resulted in a significant expansion of the acreage of declared WSA's, which ONDA continues to monitor today. In 1989, the organization officially incorporated and received its non-profit status. Since then, we've emerged as a leader in efforts to protect High Desert lands and water from irresponsible livestock grazing, mining, and geothermal development. Check out the ONDA's Badlands Wildnerness Area Map.

Oregon Natural Heritage Program, cs97. (1322 SE Morrison St., Portland, OR, 97214-2531, Phone: 503-731-3070, E-mail: The Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center (ORNHIC) is part of the Oregon State University Institute for Natural Resources, in the Research Office of OSU. Its mission is to identify the plant, animal, and ecological community resources of Oregon. As part of the Natural Heritage Network and NatureServe, the Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center contributes to an understanding of global biodiversity and provides tools for managers and the public to better protect our vanishing species and communities.

Updated April, 2003


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