The Port of Portland is seeking a new Executive Director. This is a really important opportunity to get new leadership at the Port that is more responsive to community values. The Port has consistently been on the wrong side of local conservation and environmental justice issues, including recent fights over Superfund, West Hayden Island, and the Portland fossil fuel infrastructure ban. Too often, it has led the fight on behalf of corporate interests and forgotten its role as a public agency.
Please attend the public scoping meeting in Portland and encourage the agencies to both move forward with Condor reintroduction and address the primary hazards—especially lead ammunition, which remains the leading threat to Condor recovery.
Our wild salmon on the Columbia River are on the brink of extinction but rather than addressing the primary cause of their decline, the Columbia and Snake River Dams, Federal Agencies have instead been scapegoating wild birds.
We need your help right now to stop the State of Oregon from selling off 82,000 acres of public forest to a private timber company.
This November there are some amazing opportunities to protect wildlife, and ensure that every child in Oregon has the chance to experience a week of science-based outdoor education. The Audubon Society of Portland Board of Directors has reviewed the November Ballot and strongly urges you to vote yes on the following initiatives:
Last fall Portland City Council passed a historic resolution to ban new fossil fuel facilities in the city, putting Portland at the forefront of the climate justice movement. The resolution was the result of massive grassroots advocacy and the leadership of Mayor Hales and City Council. Now, one year later we need to hold the City to their word as they work to implement this resolution into binding city code. Overall, the proposed code is a strong step forward, but it could be made stronger.
In 2009, the West Coast northern anchovy population collapsed and has not yet recovered, leading to a major decline in a vital food source for seabirds. We need your help to protect the northern anchovy, and the birds who depend on it for survival—birds like the Brown Pelican who have experienced catastrophic breeding failures in recent years due to the decline in their favorite food.
Portland Audubon has long been concerned about light pollution, which drowns out the stars that birds use to navigate while migrating, and lures them into cities where they are at risk of colliding with windows.
The Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge, one of the most important bird refuges in the Western United States, is currently receiving only a fraction of the water deliveries it needs, placing millions of migratory birds in grave danger of disease outbreak, and insufficient food and habitat resources.
The Elliott State Forest needs our help to stop it from being sold off to private industrial interests due to a lack of political leadership.
Last fall Portland City Council passed a historic resolution to ban new fossil fuel facilities in the city, putting Portland at the forefront of the climate justice movement. The resolution was the result of massive grassroots advocacy and the leadership of Mayor Hales and City Council. Now, we need to hold the City to their word as they work to implement this resolution into binding city code. Overall, the proposed code is a strong step forward, but it could be made stronger.
We need your help to ensure that the city follows through on its commitment to ban new fossil fuel facilities.
Attend the Superfund Hearing on Wednesday to tell the EPA that it is time to clean up industrial pollution in our river!
On Wednesday, July 20, the EPA will hold a hearing about their proposed plan to clean up the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. We need strong community voices to come and testify and tell the EPA that we need to drastically improve the plan to clean up our river!
On Thursday, June 30, the Portland City Council will hold a hearing about the EPA’s plan to clean up the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. We need strong community voices to come and testify and tell council that we expect our local representatives to vigorously oppose the EPA’s plan.
You helped us protect forage fish in federal waters. Now, it’s time to secure protections for forage fish in our state waters, from the shoreline to 3 miles off the coast.
Take action today to secure critical water for the Klamath National Wildlife Refuges and save the lives of birds.
We have a once in a lifetime chance to clean up the Willamette. Tell the EPA you want a cleanup plan for the Willamette River Superfund Site that will provide people and wildlife with a clean and healthy river.
The cormorant nesting colony on East Sand Island suffered catastrophic failure last weekend when 16,000 cormorants abandoned their nests. This is exactly the outcome that was predicted by Portland Audubon and other wildlife advocates when the Corps began slaughtering birds with shotguns and destroying nests. Please call the following numbers today to ask U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop the killing.
Mayor Hales and Commissioners Novick and Saltzman have introduced an amendment to Portland’s Comprehensive Plan which would convert 57 acres of valuable wildlife habitat at Broadmoor Golf Course in NE Portland to industrial use. The land is currently zoned as Open Space, meaning it is intended to preserve and enhance public and private natural, park and recreational values, but the owner wants to sell the land, and has asked that the City upzone this acreage so that he can sell it to industrial developers and reap a huge profit.