A Bald Eagle flies out of a white enclosure in a field full of yellow flowers.

Bob Sallinger: 30 Years at Portland Audubon

Bob Sallinger’s 30 years as an advocate, activist, naturalist, wildlife researcher, and wildlife rehabber, and his deep ties to the community, have led to many of the most exciting conservation wins in Portland Audubon’s history, and not only have saved the lives of countless wild animals, but have transformed the Oregon landscape for future generations.

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Northern Spotted Owl baby perched on hole in tree

Year-End Giving Makes All the Difference for Birds

There are so many reasons people are inspired to support Portland Audubon, and it is a privilege to help you fulfill your personal mission. But, no matter your reason, we need your support, because climate change is threatening all the things we hold most dear.

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Aerial view of Ross Island in Portland OR

Reclaiming Ross Island

Portland Audubon has been engaged with efforts to protect and restore Ross Island for more than 40 years. Although it is no longer operational, a large industrial processing plant sits on Ross Island and its more than a decade behind on obligations to restore both the Ross Island Lagoon and uplands from the impacts of decades of mining by the company.

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Voters Resoundingly Support Ballot Measure 26-225 for Parks and Nature

Voters in the Metro Region resoundingly supported Ballot Measure 26-225 which renews Metro’s Parks and Nature Levy for another five years. This continues a long tradition of voters across the region strongly supporting protection and restoration of our natural environment and ensuring equitable access to nature for all of the region’s residents.

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A photo of Ruby the Turkey Vulture preening her feathers.

Ambassador Animals

As we emerge into the post COVID era and search for a new site to house our Wildlife Care Center, the next couple of years will be a transition period for our Ambassador Animal Program and that includes exploring opportunities at other facilities that may be able to provide a more interesting and exciting life for Ruby and Aristophanes.

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Willamette River 1996 Flood overhead photo

City Takes Big Step Backwards on Floodplain Protections

We have known for decades that floodplain development puts our communities and environment in harm’s way. It’s time to stop talking about climate resilience and actually take steps to do something about it. And while other North American cities are stepping up their environmental programs, the City of Portland appears to be stepping aside…and holding open the door for irresponsible developers.

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Catio Tour stop from 2021 tour

Ten Years of Catio Tours

When Portland Audubon and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) present the Catio Tour in mid-September it will mark the tenth anniversary of this event and more than a quarter century of successful collaboration between our two groups.

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Portland Audubon monument sign

New Signage and Interpretive Exhibits

Thanks to the many donors who helped us successfully fund this part of the capital campaign, we’re working on a complete overhaul of signage across the Portland Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, including new indoor hands-on exhibits, outdoor wayfinding, and interpretive displays that teach people about native plants and wildlife, conservation, and history of the land.

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