City of Portland staff have now forwarded their proposed Tree Code (Title 11) Amendments on to the next step of public process: a joint public hearing in front of the City’s Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) and Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC). Despite extensive public support for removing all zoning exemptions – the proposal disappointingly retains the exemption for some industrial land owners from important tree protection regulations.Read Post
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Portland Audubon strongly endorses the Portland HydroParks Ballot Measure which will appear on the November 2020 Ballot. This measure which was referred to the voters by the Portland City Council allows the Portland Water Bureau to use its properties, outside the protected Bull Run Watershed, for secondary uses such as parks, community gardens, playgrounds, play fields and natural resource restoration.Read Post