The Oregon Explorer uses the power of today’s cutting edge information technology to create a state-of-the-art web-accessible natural resources digital library by accessing and integrating data from state and federal agencies, local governments, university scientists and citizens to support informed decisions and actions by people concerned with Oregon’s natural resources and environment. The Oregon Explorer is a project of the OUS Institute for Natural Resources and Oregon State University Library.


The main Oregon Explorer Website can be found here:

Folks interested in the Oregon Coast will find the following Explorer products particularly valuable:

North Coast Basin Explorer

{mosimage} The North Coast Explorer was developed as a prototype website that will inform the creation of a statewide natural resource information system to support Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds decision-making. The prototype demonstrates how a website can provide integrated access to natural resources data, tools, and expertise for the North Coast Basin of Oregon. It is designed to serve three user groups: local restoration groups and citizens (e.g., watershed councils and soil and water conservation districts), Oregon Plan partner agencies, and the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) and program staff.

The North Coast Explorer can be found here:

Umpqua Basin Explorer

{mosimage} The Umpqua Basin Explorer is an interactive, web-based information portal that provides users with integrated information, tools and expertise about natural resources in Oregon’s Umpqua Basin.  It is designed to serve the needs of local citizens, policymakers and other interested people such as restoration practitioners and resource managers.  The Umpqua Basin Explorer allows users to access data about such activities as watershed restoration and water-quality monitoring which are occurring in the basin.

The Umpqua Basin Explorer can be found here:  


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Our most recent data added relates to all the interesting Ocean planning going on in Oregon. You can view an RSS feed of that data here.

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