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Press releases, press clips and press contacts

This is the pressroom for the Audubon Society of Portland.

Press Contacts

Ali Berman
Communications Manager
aberman@audubonportland.org
Phone: 971-222-6134
Bob Sallinger
Conservation Director
bsallinger@audubonportland.org
Phone: 971-222-6110

Press Releases

May 20, 2016
Audubon Society of Portland calls on federal agencies to permanently stop the slaughter of cormorants and immediately launch a comprehensive investigation of the killing program
 
Apr 14, 2016
On April 14, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) concluded that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must change its implementation of the National Flood Insurance Program in Oregon to better protect imperiled salmon, steelhead and Southern Resident Killer Whales. In its biological opinion (BiOp), NMFS concludes that FEMA’s flood insurance program violates the Endangered Species Act by subsidizing development in floodplains that jeopardize the continued existence of salmon, steelhead and Southern Resident Killer Whales and adversely modifies the designated critical habitat of anadromous fish species in Oregon.
Apr 11, 2016
US Army Corps resumes killing cormorants despite federal court's hope to rule on the legality of the lethal control program before the killing began in 2016
On Wednesday April 7, the US Army Corps and USDA Wildlife Services began shooting Double-crested Cormorants near East Sand Island. Federal agents in boats are using shotguns to shoot birds out of the sky as they fly and forage in the Columbia River Estuary. Conservation groups have expressed deep disappointment that the Federal Government would initiate the 2016 killing season despite the fact that the federal court has indicated that it hoped to rule on the legality of the lethal control program before the killing began in 2016.

Press Clips

May 17, 2016
OPB
Dozens of protesters rallied outside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office in Portland Tuesday, calling for federal officials to stop killing cormorants on the Columbia River.
Jan 19, 2016
Oregonian
As hundreds of nature lovers and conservationist gathered Tuesday at Northeast Portland's Holladay Park, a red-tail hawk soared above and gave a loud screech. The crowd cheered, celebrating the symbolism during a rally calling for Ammon Bundy and his anti-government group to end their armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge as it entered its third week.
Jan 05, 2016
The Washington Post
Conservation groups are bristling at the takeover by antigovernment protesters of a federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon, warning that the armed group is endangering the refuge’s fragile ecosystem.
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