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This is the pressroom for the Audubon Society of Portland.

Press Contacts

Ali Berman
Communications Manager
Phone: 971-222-6134
Bob Sallinger
Conservation Director
Phone: 971-222-6110

Press Releases

Sep 16, 2015
Government Ignores its Own Analysis that Killing Cormorants Will Not Help Salmon
Last week the federal government resumed killing Double-crested Cormorants on East Sand Island in the Columbia River Estuary. Federal agents in boats used shotguns to kill 200 cormorants near the island. The Corps has indicated that it intends to continue killing cormorants in the coming weeks.
Aug 12, 2015
Despite Findings, Federal Agency Authorized Killing More Than 10,000 Cormorants
Apr 20, 2015
Thousands of Native Birds Blamed for Salmon Declines Caused By Corps’ Mismanagement of the Hydropower System
Five conservation and animal welfare organizations initiated a lawsuit today against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and USDA Wildlife Services to stop the slaughter of thousands of double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River basin. According to the lawsuit, the agencies are scapegoating the native birds for salmon declines while ignoring the real threat to salmon: mismanagement of the federal hydropower system. Unless stopped, the agencies will kill more than 15 percent of the entire population of double-crested cormorants west of the Rocky Mountains.

Press Clips

Nov 19, 2015
Portland Tribune
On Sunday, November 15, Wonderland Tattoos raised $5,850 in support of Audubon Society of Portland as part of the Willamette Week’s Give Guide by donating an entire day of their work devoted to bird-themed tattoos.
Nov 18, 2015
The Oregonian
Every year original canvas paintings by some 200 local artists sell out quickly and almost completely, according to festival organizers. At $45 per painting, that makes the "6x6 Wild Art Project" an easy $9,000 part of the fundraiser that last year raised roughly $175,000.
Nov 17, 2015
There is a lot of art that features nature and wildlife, but this weekend, you can see both the art and its real life subjects right here in Portland. It's the 35th Annual Wild Arts Festival, featuring 64 artists and 32 authors, all using nature or wildlife as a subject or medium.
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