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This is the pressroom for the Audubon Society of Portland.
Apr 19, 2017
- The long-running case over the impacts of proposed industrial-scale wind energy development on Steens Mountain in southeastern Oregon was put to an end Tuesday afternoon by order of a federal court. The court vacated the Secretary of the Interior’s approval of an industrial-scale wind project that would have forever marred one of Oregon’s most cherished high desert natural areas, following on last year’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that the Bureau of Land Management failed to consider the project’s effects on Greater sage-grouse crucial winter habitat areas.
Backyard Habitat Certification Program Expands into Milwaukie, West Linn, Oak Grove and Jennings LodgeMar 29, 2017
Residents and groups with private yards can start registering for the program immediately.On Monday, March 27th, the program celebrated its first certification visitin Clackamas County in the yard of Lisa Batey, President of the Milwaukie City Council, whose yard was awarded Silver certification.
Feb 15, 2017
Governor puts forward solid plan to keep 83,000-acre forest public that protects natural resources and incorporates tribal ownership.A broad coalition of conservation, hunting, and fishing groups across Oregon decried a state land board vote pushing the Elliott State Forest to brink of privatization yesterday.
Jan 06, 2017The Oregonian
- At long last, federal officials released the final plan to clean up thousands of acres of contaminated soil and toxic materials along a 10-mile stretch of the Willamette River in Portland.
Dec 12, 2016Statesman Journal
- This week Gov. Kate Brown and the State Land Board have an important choice. They can set in motion a process to ensure that the Elliott State Forest is protected in perpetuity as public land for the benefit of the people, fish and wildlife of Oregon, or they can sell these public lands off to a private timber company that intends to return the forest to logging levels that flagrantly violate the federal law and puts species such as spotted owls, marbled murrelets and Coho salmon at direct risk.
Sep 20, 2016Oregonian
- Sept. 30 is the kickoff of an ambitious campaign by the Audubon Society of Portland to cut down on light pollution in an effort to save energy and the lives of migrating birds.