The Tualatin River Watershed Information System was developed for the Tualatin River Watershed Council by Interrain Pacific with the assistance of numerous partners and contributors. This initial CD-ROM version was completed in September 1998. Users should review the disclaimer prior to using the information in this system.
Based on the integration of spatial data from disparate sources, this system consists of a robust set of geographic information that allows users to gain valuable insight into the status and health of the Tualatin River Watershed. Use these hyper-linked pages to learn about the information available in the system. Also, the "tree" view to the left can be used to examine available data layers, view attribute tables, read associated metadata, and even interactively map individual data layers. See the "directions" for more specifics on access to the information system.
Most of the data in this system were acquired from existing public sources. Data sources, extents, and scales are indicated in the data structure directory along with links to more detailed metadata. While all data have certain spatial and thematic accuracy limitations, major suspected data errors should be brought to the attention of the Tualatin River Watershed Council in order to facilitate improvement of the information system.
The Tualatin River Watershed Council is a voluntary, non-regulatory group that unites diverse interests to improve the condition of the Tualatin Basin. The Council consists of 21 representatives of key stakeholders including citizens and citizen participation organizations, local government, agriculture, forestry, business and industry, environmental and friends groups, developers, commercial and recreational fisheries, water and sewer districts, and educators. The Council brings varied interests together to form a common vision for the Basin's ecological and economic sustainability. It works across jurisdictional confines and through agency "turf" boundaries to look at managing the watershed holistically.
The Council's primary purposes are to:
Founded in 1993, Interrain Pacific is a mission-driven, not-for-profit subsidiary organization of Ecotrust. Interrain's mission is to empower communities with knowledge, connect collaborators, and track bioregional trends. Interrain works to promote understanding of social and ecological patterns of change by providing leadership in public access geographic information systems (GIS), community health indicators, watershed assessment, community level training, and environmental business services. Ecotrust is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Portland, Oregon and devoted to supporting the development of the conservation economy in the coastal temperate rain forests of North America.
Tualatin River Watershed Council
1080 SW Baseline
Building B, Suite B-2
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123-3823
503-648-3174 (extension 0116)