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Land Ownership and Protected Areas (archived page)

As part of the Oregon Gap Analysis Project, the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center first developed a GIS coverage showing the distribution of Protected Areas in Oregon in 1999. Each managed area is attributed by major owner and by GAP status (1 being most protected, 4 being not protected), along with many other attributes. The stewardship coverage is continually updated as new areas are protected or designated, or as land ownership patterns change.

The most recent management layers are availabe from our INR Map Products page. The areas of highest biodiversity protection are included in the Natural Areas Program.