What is the Oregon Conservation Strategy and how is it used?

The Oregon Conservation Strategy is an overarching state strategy for conserving fish and wildlife. It provides a shared set of priorities for addressing Oregon’s conservation needs. The Conservation Strategy brings together the best available scientific information, and presents a menu of recommended voluntary actions and tools for all Oregonians to define their own conservation role. See the Strategy Overview section for more information on Strategy components, Strategy background, how the Strategy is used, and much more.

How do I search the Oregon Conservation Strategy?

The top bar of all Strategy web pages doubles as both the title of the page, and a search bar. Entering species, habitats, conservation concepts, or any other term into this search bar will provide all Strategy pages that contain content relevant to your search.

How do I cite the Oregon Conservation Strategy?

Oregon Conservation Strategy. 2016. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Salem, Oregon.

How do I print the Oregon Conservation Strategy?

To print a chapter of the Strategy, select the ‘Download’ icon at the beginning of each chapter or see the ‘Download Chapters‘ section under the help menu at the right hand corner of your screen. Please note, some Strategy content is intended to be updated, such as maintaining links to partners and projects, and incorporating new projects and information as it becomes available. Users are encouraged to check OregonConservationStrategy.org for updated information.

Where do I find maps?

Many webpages within the Oregon Conservation Strategy have associated maps, or spatial data layers. These pages are indicated by a “map pin” button (see Site Navigation section) in the top right corner of the associated pages. Clicking on a map pin opens a map preview of the associated data layer within the Strategy web page. An option then also exists to open the layer within Compass, ODFW’s mapping application for fish and wildlife species and habitat resources. Compass provides all available ODFW data layers within an easy to use mapping platform. You can also download ODFW GIS data using the ODFW Data Clearinghouse.

How do I access Conservation Opportunity Area profiles?

All Conservation Opportunity Areas (COAs) have an associated COA profilfe, containing detailed information on recommended conservation actions, local conservation actions and plans, listed Strategy Species and Habitats within the COA, and other special features about the area. COA profiles are available by selecting the COA through the Conservation Opportunity Areas section of OregonConservationStrategy.org. COAs can be selected using the interactive COA map presented by default (select the COA, and then open the drop-down menu to see the profile link), or through either the grid view (where COAs are presented in alphabetical order) or the list view (where COAs are presented by order of COA ID). These views are available through buttons presented in the top right corner of the Conservation Opportunity Area page (see Site Navigation, above, for more details). You can also download COA Profiles in a tabular format.

where do i find more information on state listed species

Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species lists can be found under the Conservation tab on ODFW.com.

How can I get more information and stay connected to ODFW conservation efforts?

Great question! Please see the ‘Help Conserve Wildlife‘ option under the Help Menu at the right hand corner of the screen for more information.