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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

Jan 19, 2016
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.
Jan 05, 2016
Christian Science Monitor
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon, an 188,000-acre sanctuary founded by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, is now a subject noted by more than just avid birdwatchers.
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