Willamette Valley Ecoregion

Willamette Valley Case Study area mapThe Willamette Basin ecoregion in western Oregon has extensive agriculture and residential development in its valley floor, bounded on either side by the mostly-forested Cascade and Coast Mountain ranges. In this case study, our objective is to provide managers and their partners with relevant climate vulnerability data to help inform the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Willamette Valley Conservation Study for potential new and expanded National Wildlife Refuges and other conservation measures for working landscapes. During the workshop we will share results and data from the Vulnerability Assessment as they relate to the Willamette valley. Our partners are particularly interested in how these data could be used to inform spatial priority planning for focal species and habitat systems such as Willamette Valley Upland and Wet Prairies.