Data on Northwest Resources

Are you looking for data on Northwest natural resources or projected environmental conditions? This inventory of climate tools and data repositories, organized by topics of importance to the Northwest community, includes links to climate projections, vulnerability assessments, and climate adaptation databases that can help support local, landscape, or regional planning and adaptation efforts.

To contribute data products, tools, or links to this ongoing effort, please contact NW CASC Data Steward, Jeremy Kenyon (, 208-885-7955).

This BLM database provides annual reports detailing information on: land resources, healthy and productive lands, commercial uses and revenues generated: patents, grazing, forest products, timber, oil, gas, geothermal, minerals, recreation and leisure activities, natural and cultural heritage preservations, natural conservation system lands, rivers, trails, land exchanges and acquisitions, wild horses and burros, special management area, public health, safety, and resource protection.

Climate change and other widespread environmental influences are affecting the western landscapes that are managed, in part, by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). In response, the BLM has launched fourteen Rapid Ecoregional Assessments (REAs) since 2010 to improve the understanding of the existing condition of these landscapes, and how conditions may be altered by ongoing environmental changes and land use demands. The REAs examine ecological values, conditions, and trends within, which are large, connected areas that have similar environmental characteristics.

Data collected and transmitted by Snow Telemetry (SNOTEL) stations and from manual collection sites are processed rigidly for quality and packaged in both raw and formatted versions. The basic SNOTEL station provides snowpack water content data via a pressure-sensing snow pillow. It also collects data on snow depth, all-season precipitation accumulation and air temperature with daily maximums, minimums and averages. 

Load maps of simulated Snow Water Equivalence (SWE) on April 1st for average, below average, and above average years of SWE. Additionally maps of simulated SWE maps in projected climate conditions are available. See also, NW CSC project data.

From a study from Jon Krosnick of Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment, these reports provide the results of a series of public opinion surveys, measured via a series of random digital dial telephone surveys and Internet surveys of nationally representative probability samples of American adults, statistically adjusted for data collection mode, survey topic, and changes in opinions over time. Covers Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

This website provides resources to help those in the western U.S. organize temperature monitoring efforts, describes techniques for measuring stream temperatures, and describes several statistical models for predicting stream temperatures and thermally suitable fish habitats from temperature data.  For each model, data inputs, maps, and model explanations are available.

StreamNet is a cooperative information management and data dissemination project focused on fisheries and aquatic related data and data related services in the Columbia River basin and the Pacific Northwest. Data are provided in tabular format and as maps and GIS layers. Information is available through the online data query system, interactive mapping applications, the Data Store, or by custom request.

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides scientific tools, information, and expertise to help people manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events. The site is designed to serve interested citizens, communities, businesses, resource managers, planners, and policy leaders at all levels of government.

EROS contains a large collection of remotely sensed land images of the United States. It spans from 1930s aerial imagery to current hourly additions of satellite images, including elevation and land cover datasets, digitized maps, and various types of imagery.

The GAP species data includes vertebrate range maps and distribution models for the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. The vertebrate species include amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles. Furthermore, data used to create the distribution models (for example, percent canopy cover, elevation, and so forth) also are available.