a photo of Stuart Wells standing in the sanctuary

Meet Stuart Wells, Portland Audubon’s New Executive Director

Portland Audubon is thrilled to welcome our new executive director, Stuart Wells, to the Portland Audubon flock. We wanted to start off his tenure by helping our community get to know Stuart, his background, and why he’s so passionate about protecting habitat and wildlife and connecting people with nature.

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A coyote stands at attention in a meadow surrounded by purple flowers.

Trapping Reform Comes to Oregon

On June 17, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission took a major and long overdue step forward in reforming trapping regulations in the state. After a marathon hearing that extended more than three hours, the ODFW Commission voted 6-1 to require trappers using live-animal restraining traps, such as leg-hold traps, to check the traps every 48 hours.

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A photo of Bud Clark next to a Great Blue Heron sculpture.

Remembering Bud Clark

Bud Clark’s recent passing has resulted in a deluge of personal remembrances from his friends, colleagues, and even sometimes political rivals. All have celebrated his civic pride, no-nonsense leadership as mayor, and above all, joy of life and humor.

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