A Northern Spotted Owl perches on a mossy branch, while looking up towards the upper tree canopy.

Elliott State Forest Plan Advances

On December 8, a plan to convert the Elliott State Forest into an Oregon State University research forest took a major step forward when the Oregon Land Board, composed of Governor Brown, Treasurer Read, and Secretary of State Clarno, advanced a proposed plan into its final phase.

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A photo of Kahler Martinson standing in a wetlands.

Remembering Kahler Martinson

Kahler was one of the giants of Portland Audubon over the past three decades, serving on our board of directors, Conservation Committee, and two tours of duty donating his time as Interim Executive Director during periods of transition.

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Great Horned Owl fledglings perched on a branch.

A Huge Win for Birds: Migratory Bird Treaty Act

“This is a huge win for our wild birds,” said Portland Audubon Conservation Director Bob Sallinger. “The court has now made it clear that the MBTA does in fact protect wild birds from both direct and incidental take and the Trump Administration’s attempt to give bird killing industries a free pass was illegal and will not stand.”

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