The Western Meadowlark was chosen as Oregon’s official state bird in 1927 in a contest sponsored by Oregon Audubon. Nearly 80,000 children representing every county in the state voted and more than half the votes cast selected the Meadowlark. Now the Oregon Legislature, without any public outreach or engagement, is considering a resolution that would push the Meadowlark aside and replace it with an Osprey.
Join us at this presentation to learn about Portland Audubon’s past campaigns to stop this slaughter, including litigation on the management plan, how larger environmental assessments on the Columbia River system could play into this management plan, and ways you can advocate to stop the unnecessary killing of cormorants in the future!
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.