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Action alert: Help seabirds by protecting forage fish

Action alert: Help seabirds by protecting forage fish

Aug. 1, 2014: The Pacific Fishery Management Council will be meeting Sept. 13 to consider management options for forage fish species, a critical food source for seabirds. Please send an email urging the Council to adopt stronger protections for forage fish.

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Protect birds and habitat by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!

July 31, 2014: Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Audubon Society of Portland!

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Executive Director search update

Executive Director search update

July 21, 2014: As announced in November 2013, Executive Director Meryl Redisch departed the Audubon Society of Portland this month after 11 remarkable years that saw the organization double in size and reach a variety of milestones. Liz Field has been appointed as Interim Executive Director.

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Action alert: Stop the cormorant slaughter on East Sand Island

Action alert: Stop the cormorant slaughter on East Sand Island

June 27, 2014: We need your help to stop the cormorant slaughter on East Sand Island.

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Wildlife Care Center gets new digital X-ray machine

Wildlife Care Center gets new digital X-ray machine

June 27, 2014: This month, the Audubon Society of Portland's Wildlife Care Center made a major upgrade to the quality of services it provides to injured wildlife: We installed a new digital X-ray machine! The machine will allow us to take and review detailed images of injured animals in seconds, manipulate images for greater clarity on the computer, and share the images instantaneously with medical experts, specialists, law enforcement agencies, and researchers anywhere on the planet with just a mouse click.

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Audubon opposes cormorant slaughter on East Sand Island

Audubon opposes cormorant slaughter on East Sand Island

June 13, 2014: The US Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it intends to kill upwards of 16,000 Double-crested Cormorants on East Sand Island at the mouth of the Columbia River. Audubon Society of Portland strongly opposes this proposal and urges its members to oppose it as well.

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Lawsuit launched to protect threatened Marbled Murrelets from clearcutting on liquidated Oregon State Forests

Lawsuit launched to protect threatened Marbled Murrelets from clearcutting on liquidated Oregon State Forests

June 3, 2014: Conservation groups filed a notice of intent to sue Seneca Jones and Scott Timber today to prevent the imminent clearcutting of three large parcels of Elliott State Forest lands that were recently sold to these companies. The notice presents evidence that the clearcut logging conducted by both companies will harm federally protected Marbled Murrelets, seabirds that come inland to nest and breed in mature and old-growth forests. The Endangered Species Act prohibits actions that injure or kill threatened species, including destruction of occupied habitat.

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Audubon releases rehabilitated Bald Eagle May 25 at Kelley Point Park

Audubon releases rehabilitated Bald Eagle May 25 at Kelley Point Park

May 21, 2014: After a long and arduous road to recovery, a female Bald Eagle in the care of the Audubon Society of Portland is ready to return to the wild. The rehabilitated raptor will be released May 25 at 11 a.m. in Kelley Point Park, and the public is invited to attend.

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Portland Audubon releases preliminary results of lead-testing study

Portland Audubon releases preliminary results of lead-testing study

April 30, 2014: In January 2013, the Audubon Society of Portland launched a study of lead’s impact on Oregon raptors, Turkey Vultures and ravens, the local birds most likely to eat the remains of animals shot with lead ammunition. Audubon has released a preliminary report on findings from the study’s first year, and in keeping with the weight of evidence from lead research conducted in other locations, the results clearly indicate that a ban on the use of lead ammunition for hunting should be considered in Oregon.

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Klamath advocates go to court over wildlife mismanagement

Klamath advocates go to court over wildlife mismanagement

April 24, 2014: Today, three conservation groups - Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Wild and WaterWatch of Oregon - filed litigation in Federal Court to compel the US Fish and Wildlife Service to produce a much-needed and long-overdue Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The plan, required by law, is now 18 months past the federally mandated deadline.

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Suit filed challenging sale of Elliott State Forest land

Suit filed challenging sale of Elliott State Forest land

April 21, 2014: Conservation organizations filed a lawsuit and temporary restraining order today challenging the state of Oregon’s disposal of part of the 93,000-acre Elliott State Forest northeast of Coos Bay. The legal complaint submitted by Cascadia Wildlands, Audubon Society of Portland, and the Center for Biological Diversity identified the 788-acre East Hakki Ridge parcel as prohibited by law from being sold.

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Portland Audubon helps advance protections for forage fish

Portland Audubon helps advance protections for forage fish

April 15, 2014: On April 10, the Pacific Fisheries Management Council unanimously approved a new management option for certain forage fish species that are vulnerable to overfishing, which means basic conservation measures can be put in place quickly. This is great news for seabirds and other top marine predators that depend on these small, schooling fish for food.

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Action alert: Help stop the corporate takeover of Portland’s water

Action alert: Help stop the corporate takeover of Portland’s water

March 31, 2014: As an organization that has fought to protect the health of Portland's environment and communities for more than a century, Audubon Society of Portland urges you to VOTE NO on Ballot Measure 26-156 in Portland's May election in order to stop the corporate takeover of our water and defend Portland’s innovative environmental programs and policies. The Audubon Society of Portland needs volunteers to help with the No on 26-156 campaign. Can you lend a hand?

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Action alert: Protect forage fish so seabirds can thrive!

Action alert: Protect forage fish so seabirds can thrive!

March 20, 2014: The Pacific Fisheries Management Council, which sets catch levels on the west coast for important seabird prey like anchovy and sardine, will be meeting in April to consider management options for forage fish species. These small fish form the base of the ocean food web, and seabirds and other marine wildlife depend on them for food. Please let the Council know that a healthy ocean ecosystem is important to you too by sending them a quick email.

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Conservation groups serve timber firms notice of intent to sue over Elliott State Forest privatization

Conservation groups serve timber firms notice of intent to sue over Elliott State Forest privatization

March 13, 2014: Three conservation organizations filed a notice of intent today to sue any potential timber purchasers of nearly 3,000 acres of the Elliott State Forest recently authorized for sale by the State of Oregon. Audubon Society of Portland, Cascadia Wildlands and the Center for Biological Diversity argue that if timber companies knowingly buy and log the tracts that contain Marbled Murrelet habitat, they will be in violation of the federal Endangered Species Act.

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Executive Director search update

Executive Director search update

Feb. 27, 2014: The Audubon Society of Portland’s Board of Directors has selected the firm Campbell & Company to help lead the search for Executive Director Meryl Redisch’s successor.

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Time to ease up on spring garden cleanup?

Time to ease up on spring garden cleanup?

Feb. 24, 2014: As spring sets in, one could argue there’s a cultural obsession with “cleaning up” the yard. Perhaps it’s the ghost of the English garden haunting us from the hinterlands, or that finicky ornamental and disease-prone plants demand special treatment.

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Backyard Habitat Certification Program staff present to Portland City Council

Backyard Habitat Certification Program staff present to Portland City Council

Feb. 21, 2014: This week, Backyard Habitat Certification Program staff presented to Portland City Council to encourage them to continue investing in green infrastructure and to demonstrate how those efforts leverage public resources.

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Action alert: Survey about cats in Portland-metro area

Action alert: Survey about cats in Portland-metro area

Feb. 10, 2014: Please take a few minutes to fill out a new survey about cats. Portland Audubon, the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, Multnomah County Animal Services and the Bonnie Hayes Animal Shelter are working together to develop strategies to address cat overpopulation that are good for cats and wildlife. Your answers will help inform our joint efforts - thanks for your help!

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Event cancellations and office closures - February 2014

Event cancellations and office closures - February 2014

Feb. 6, 2014: Due to unsafe travel conditions caused by winter weather, the Audubon Society of Portland is canceling or postponing certain events, including Raptor Road Trip.

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