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Pacific Northwest Landscape Assessment & Mapping Program
The Pacific Northwest Landscape Assessment and Mapping Program works to provide landscape level natural resource management tools such as vegetation layers, predictive modeling, and wildlife distributions.


PNW-LAMP is a program of the Institute for Natural Resources - Portland, part of the School of the Environment in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Portland State University.

The largest project PNW-LAMP is currently involved with is the Integrated Landscape Assessment Project. This is a multi-state project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and has created or maintained more than 50 jobs in four states. The project will assess watershed-level prioritization of land management actions based on fuel conditions, wildlife and aquatic habitats, economic values, and projected climate change across all lands in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.

Two other projects described at this site are the Historical Vegetation Mapping Project and the Gap Analysis Project. Products from these projects include shapefiles of historical vegetation for many areas of Oregon, and wildlife models that were used in part to create the Oregon Wildlife Explorer. We continue to improve on these models and are working to create more historical vegetation maps.


PNW-LAMP is located with the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center and the Institute for Natural Resources in Suite 140 of the Science and Education Center, at 2112 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR.

Mailing address:

Institute for Natural Resources - Portland / INR 
Portland State University 
P.O. Box 751 
Portland, OR 97207 - 0751

Phone: 503-725-9950 
Fax: 503-725-9960