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Established in 2013, Willamette University's Sustainability Institute combines the former Center for Sustainable Communities, Campus Sustainability Council and the Zena Advisory Committee into a single, focused entity under an Executive Committee. The Institute serves to strategically advance sustainability in the curriculum, co-curricular activities, and operations cross the university and into the community. The Institute also oversees the administration and planning of Willamette University's Zena Forest and Farm.
Index to the Oregon Historical Quarterly (REF KNIGHT F871 .O43)
Three volumes covering the Oregon Historical Quarterly from the 1900 through 1980. The fourth volume, covering 1981-2000, is available online.
Sanborn fire insurance maps.
Historic large scale maps with building detail for Oregon cities. Salem coverage includes 1884, 1888, 1890, 1895, and 1926-1950.
GLO maps and survey notes.
General Land Office township plat maps for the Salem area were produced between 1852 and 1937. The Salem site lies in three townships and three ranges: T6S R2W - T6S R3W, T7S R2W - T7S R3W, and T8S R2W T8 R4W.
The Urban Development Department manages Airport, Housing & Social Service, Urban Renewal, Parking Services and Real Property projects for the City of Salem. This link is the City of Salem's Sustainability page which includes a bunch of useful resources.
Facilitates economic opportunities and private investment by attracting high quality, prevailing wage employment. Promotes investment by creating awareness of development programs, services and incentives. Includes Airport Services.
Manages leases, acquisitions and sales of City and Urban Renewal Agency property, including historic and cultural resources. Provides real estate services for City Council, Urban Renewal Agency, and City Departments.
This links to the 2010-11 Environmental Action Plan annual report. Vision 20/20 is a community-wide process that will help shape the future of Salem’s City Center.
Ecology, Geology & the Natural History of Salem
Soil survey. Web Soil Survey (US Natural Resources Conservation Service) You may search for your area of interest via an interactive map, then display the soil map and soil type characteristics. A paper copy of the Soil Survey for Marion County (OR) is available in the UO Libraries’ Special Collections (S599.O7 W54 1972).