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Press releases, press clips and press contacts

This is the pressroom for the Audubon Society of Portland.

Press Contacts

Tinsley Hunsdorfer
Digital Communications Manager
thunsdorfer@audubonportland.org
Phone: 971-222-6134
Bob Sallinger
Conservation Director
bsallinger@audubonportland.org
Phone: 971-222-6110

Press Releases

Apr 01, 2015
The Portland City Council took a big step forward today in protecting Portland’s wildlife and park users by passing an ordinance to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, and plants treated with neonicotinoid pesticides, on lands owned by the city.
Mar 20, 2015
Today the US Army Corps of Engineers issued a final record of decision announcing that it will move forward with the decision to slaughter nearly 11,000 double-crested cormorants and destroy more than 26,000 double-crested cormorant nests on East Sand Island in the Columbia River Estuary.
Mar 05, 2015
US Fish and Wildlife Service required to complete plan to ensure commercial agribusiness doesn’t harm wildlife; given August 2016 deadline
Medford, Ore. — A US District Court Judge today issued a preliminary finding ordering the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to complete the long overdue “Comprehensive Conservation Plan” for Lower Klamath and Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges. These plans, mandated by a 1997 law, require the USFWS to ensure commercial activities on refuge lands do not harm wildlife. The preliminary finding, issued by United States Magistrate Judge Mark Clark in Medford, requires the USFWS to complete the plan by Aug. 1, 2016.

Press Clips

Mar 26, 2015
Portland Tribune
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a plan to kill 11,000 double-breasted cormorants that live on East Sand Island in the Columbia River Estuary to keep them from preying on salmon and steelhead.
Mar 25, 2015
KGW
ASTORIA, Ore. -- The Army Corps of Engineers plans to kill as many as 11,000 Double Crested Cormorants on East Sand Island at the mouth of the Columbia River.
Mar 25, 2015
The Oregonian
Portland is considering banning from use on city-owned property a class of insecticides implicated in widespread bee deaths.
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