The Data Clearinghouse stores natural resource information, including reports, data files, databases, GIS files, maps and pictures from natural resource projects; especially those funded by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, from Oregon Watershed Councils, and Oregon Plan partners.
The goal of the Data Clearinghouse is to make Oregon’s natural resource information more accessible and to provide a centralized accumulation and distribution service for Oregon's natural resource data. The increased availability of data provided by the Data Clearinghouse will support the Oregon Plan Assessment process, as well as other resource management efforts.
ODFW's Natural Resource Information Management Program (NRIMP) created the Data Clearinghouse in coordination with the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and the Oregon Explorer Program at Oregon State University (OSU), a partnership between the Institute for Natural Resources (INR) and OSU Libraries. Data and reports uploaded to the Data Clearinghouse are available through the Oregon Explorer website.
SEARCH THE DATA CLEARINGHOUSE
Alternatively, click the Data tab above, then click View all Records to begin searching the Data Clearinghouse.
CREATE AN ACCOUNT
To upload reports, data, GIS files, maps or other natural resources information...Create an Account
If you have any questions or problems...Please email Cedric Cooney (Cedric.X.Cooney@state.or.us)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CREATING DATA CLEARINGHOUSE RECORDS
Download the Short Overview or Detailed Instructions.
DATA ENTRY AND SUMMARY ANALYSIS TEMPLATES
OWEB-sponsored Watershed Council Data Management Support Project, data management tools are available online. Updates (as of June 24, 2008) include; a new design, increased location information, and reports for spawning survey templates.
We have created data templates as Microsoft Access databases and Excel spreadsheets for the surveys most commonly conducted by Oregon's watershed councils and Oregon Plan partner agencies. After looking at all the watershed council data sent to us, and surveys conducted by other agencies (such as ODFW, BLM, and USFS), we have proposed core data elements within each template that we hope will make the collected data complete, useful over time, and comparable with datasets collected by state and federal agencies.
Click here to view and download the Data Templates
Questions, comments, suggestions, or problems...click here for contact information.
Natural Resource Information Management Program