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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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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Conservation: Your Voice is Needed More Than Ever

The COVID-19 response, if nothing else, opens our eyes to the potential to make rapid and fundamental change. The skies clearing over formerly smog-shrouded cities and the wildlife emerging onto quieted landscapes serve as fleeting ghosts of a future possible…if we are willing to make real change. 

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