The conservation areas and issues where we most need your help.
The Audubon Society of Portland's top-priority conservation areas and issues.
- Double-crested Cormorant - Jim Cruce
East Sand Island Cormorants
The US Army Corps of Engineers intends to kill nearly 11,000 Double-crested Cormorants and destroy more than 26,000 Double-crested Cormorant nests on East Sand Island. Why does the Corps want to kill these birds? For doing what comes naturally, eating fish. The Audubon Society of Portland strongly opposes this plan and will use all resources available to it, including litigation, to prevent the plan from moving forward. Take action: Submit comments about the plan.
- The Port of Portland's Terminal 6 - Bob Sallinger
Pembina Propane Terminal
Audubon Society of Portland is helping lead opposition to a proposed
propane terminal at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6. Brought forward
by the Port of Portland and Pembina Pipeline Company, the proposal would
mark Portland’s entry into the fossil fuel export market. We believe
this facility is fundamentally inconsistent with Portland’s Climate
Change Action Plan.
- Bald Eagle - Scott Carpenter
Lead in the Environment
Lead is poisonous to humans and animals alike. While the toxin has been
banned from items like paint and pipes, it is still legal to use lead
ammunition for hunting animals other than waterfowl in the state of
Oregon, a practice that poses a threat to wild birds that eat meat or
scavenge. The Audubon Society of Portland is committed to reducing wild
animals’ exposure to lead in Oregon, and is currently conducting local
lead research and exploring avenues to accomplish this objective.
- Sage Grouse - Scott Carpenter
Climate change is currently the greatest threat to our planet’s diversity of life, and its impacts are already being felt by not only wildlife and plants but by humans as well. Changes in temperature are rapidly altering ecosystems around the world, and for birds, these shifts place many species in danger of accelerated population declines and even extinction. Take action: From creating backyard habitat to writing to elected officials, there are a variety of ways you can help.
Conservation groups have launched a new campaign, "Oregon, Home of the Clearcut." Sadly, the era of clearcuts is far from over. This campaign and its website – created by Oregon Wild, The Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity and Portland Audubon – call attention to the dismal way we continue to manage our forests and new emerging threats. Take action: Learn more and take action on the campaign website.