State Symbols

red and orange crab
The 2009 Legislature designated the Dungeness crab as the official state crustacean. The action followed petitioning by the 4th grade class of Sunset Primary School in West Linn.
The Oregon Legislature designates state symbols (emblems), most of which are listed in Oregon Revised Statute 186. Some symbols, such as the state fossil Metasequoia, are unique to Oregon while others are shared with other states. For example, the Western Meadowlark, Oregon's state bird, is also recognized as the official state symbol by several other states. Even the iconic state animal, the beaver, is shared as a symbol with New York. Here are sele​cted Oregon ​state symbols.

Alphabetical State Symb​ols

Related Sections

The following sections also include useful information for school reports:
Oregon History - detailed history, chronology, and bibliography.
Oregon Topics - a directory for subjects of interest to Oregonians.