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Oregon Watershed Restoration Inventory (OWRI)

Overview

The Oregon Watershed Restoration Inventory (OWRI) is managed by OWEB and originated with the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds. The majority of OWRI entries represent voluntary actions of private citizens and landowners who have worked in partnership with federal, state, and local groups to improve aquatic habitat and water quality conditions. OWRI is the single largest restoration information database in the Western United States with more than 17,000 completed projects reported since 1995.

OWRI information is used to:

  • Track Oregonians' voluntary efforts to restore habitats for salmon and wildlife.
  • Track completed restoration projects, including those funded with OWEB grants.
  • Report Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watershed accomplishments.
  • Support effectiveness monitoring of restoration activities.
  • Inform watershed assessments and future restoration project planning and prioritization.

Report a Project to OWRI

Retrieve OWRI Data

Oregon Explorer Tables & GIS Data. OWEB makes MS Access and MS Excel versions of the OWRI database available on Oregon Explorer through a partnership with the Institute for Natural Resources and Oregon State University Libraries. Shapefiles and a geodatabase are also available for download.

Oregon Watershed Restoration Mapping Tool. This tool on Oregon Explorer was created to show the locations and information about OWRI projects.

Biennial Reports of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds

Reports to Congress for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund

NOAA's PCSRF database

Conservation Registry 

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in these reports and online resources may be synthesized in a way to reflect only a portion of the OWRI data. These resources may also reflect previous versions of the OWRI database and may not include newer data.

Contact

For questions or to confirm that you have the most current version of the OWRI database, contact Bobbi Riggers, OWRI Data Coordinator, at 503-986-0059.

Resources

Restoration Treatments

Project Location

A project location map is required with your OWRI submission using the Upload feature.

To complement OWRI's online reporting, OWEB suggests using an interactive tool for creating a project location map. Please review these guidance documents.

Additional guidance is provided on OWRIO's Upload File page.

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