West Hayden Island
Portland's West Hayden Island provides critical habitat for more than 100 wildlife species, including federally listed salmon and steelhead. Help protect this irreplaceable natural area.
West Hayden Island is one of Portland's most important natural areas. Its 826 acres of bottomland hardwood forest, wetlands, meadows, floodplains and shallow water habitat near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers provide irreplaceable habitat for federally listed salmon and imperiled bird, bat and amphibian species. It is an amazing place where you can see nesting bald eagles and rapidly disappearing species like pileated woodpeckers and western meadowlarks. It is located next to one of the largest manufactured-home, affordable-housing communities in Oregon.
However, the Port of Portland wants to take 300 acres and convert them to a marine industrial port facility that isn't needed and which will irrevocably harm the environment and the local community. The development will clear-cut the heart out of the wildlife area and leave behind fragmented, disturbed, edge habitat, significantly increased air pollution, increased traffic congestion, and permanently damaged local communities.
This project is BAD for our economy, bad for our community and bad for the environment! It is time to say "no" to development on West Hayden Island!
Ways to Help
Blog: Read Portland Audubon conservation director Bob Sallinger's latest updates about West Hayden Island.