In 2001, the Oregon Legislature established the Institute for Natural Resources (INR) to help link the science-based knowledge and expertise of Oregon's universities with natural resource decision making; and, to provide access to integrated information, data, tools, and knowledge to inform natural resource decision making. We are headquartered at Oregon State University and have offices at Portland State University.
The effective use of science in decision making depends not only on the integrity of the process for developing new science, but on the review and synthesis of existing science, and the relevance, access to, and usability of integrated science-based information to specific plan, management, or policy decisions.
Our mission is to provide reliable, objective, relevant, and science-based integrated natural resource knowledge to facilitate long-term stewardship of Oregon's environments and natural resources.
Website: Institute for Natural Resources