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Tell the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to Prevent the Extinction of Marbled Murrelets in Oregon

Tell the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to Prevent the Extinction of Marbled Murrelets in Oregon

Please join us on August 3 in Salem at the ODFW Commission’s next meeting to hold them accountable to their mission to protect our state’s wildlife. We need your help to urge ODFW to do better to protect this amazing seabird that nests in older forests and forages at sea.

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Protect Oregon’s Waterways and Climate Future

Protect Oregon’s Waterways and Climate Future

Join the voices of a statewide coalition made up of landowners, businesses, climate activists, conservationists and concerned community members who are working together to keep fracked gas exports out of Oregon.

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Urge Oregon Officials to Create Strong Survival Guidelines to Protect the Marbled Murrelet

Urge Oregon Officials to Create Strong Survival Guidelines to Protect the Marbled Murrelet

Take action today to urge the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission to adopt strong survival guidelines for the Marbled Murrelet at their upcoming June meeting.

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Take Action to Help Pass the Portland Clean Energy Fund Initiative

Take Action to Help Pass the Portland Clean Energy Fund Initiative

Fight Climate Change and Promote Social and Economic Equity in Portland. The PCEF ballot initiative would enact a 1% business license surcharge on the largest retail corporations in Portland, and put those funds towards community based projects that invest in energy efficiency, renewable energy, green job training and better housing for Portland's most vulnerable populations.

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Ask City Council to fund a Lighting Ordinance Scoping Position

Ask City Council to fund a Lighting Ordinance Scoping Position

We need your help to reduce light pollution in Portland! Please email the Mayor and Portland City Council and ask them to include funding in the fall budget monitoring process to develop a light pollution ordinance.

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Take Action to Stop the Slaughter of Cormorants on East Sand Island

Take Action to Stop the Slaughter of Cormorants on East Sand Island

Please write to the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Fish and Wildlife Service today and tell them to cease all killing, harassment and habitat modification of the Double-crested Cormorant Colony on East Sand Island near the mouth of the Columbia River.

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Take the Pledge to Keep Oregon a Welcoming State by Denouncing IP 22 to Ensure Oregon Remains a Sanctuary State

In July of 2017, Audubon Society of Portland’s Board of Directors passed a resolution in opposition to Initiative Petition 22 (IP 22), a ballot measure that would repeal Oregon’s 30-year-old sanctuary law, which was passed to stop the practice of profiling immigrants by local law enforcement. See below for more information on IP 22.

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Help Ensure Oregon Protects its Rocky Coast

Help Ensure Oregon Protects its Rocky Coast

The plan used to manage Oregon’s rocky shore resources is being updated for the first time in more than 20 years. Now is your chance to get involved to ensure we protect this incredible habitat and state resource!

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Final Chance to Ensure Portland’s Future is Green

Final Chance to Ensure Portland’s Future is Green

Portland City Council will be taking its final round of public testimony for amendments to the Central City Plan 2035, a plan that features new environmental policies and exciting green initiatives including one of the strongest green roof mandates in the country, new innovative bird-friendly building guidelines, and more. Let City Council know that you want them to adopt the package of environmental policies in the Central City Plan to ensure a green future for Portland.

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Urge Oregon Officials to List the Marbled Murrelet as Endangered

Urge Oregon Officials to List the Marbled Murrelet as Endangered

Right now, we have the chance to bolster protections for the Marbled Murrelet, an iconic Oregon seabird that nests in old-growth and mature forests and forages at sea. This bird has continued to head towards extinction in Oregon despite being listed as “Threatened” for more than two decades under both the Oregon and Federal Endangered Species Acts.

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Oppose Senate Energy Bill Sec. 9301 for Klamath Basin Wildlife

Oppose Senate Energy Bill Sec. 9301 for Klamath Basin Wildlife

We need your help to urge Senators Wyden and Merkley to drop their support of Section 9301 of the Energy and Natural Resources Act. This section as written would deliver costly and counterproductive subsidies to Klamath River Basin irrigators, including the authorization of additional funding for irrigator groups found to have “wasted” of $32.2 million in taxpayer funds to the detriment of the environment.

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Take Action to Ensure Portland Implements Green Policies

Take Action to Ensure Portland Implements Green Policies

Want to help make sure Portland’s long-term plan for the city’s downtown and surrounding neighborhoods protects our urban environment? Then join us on September 7 for City Council’s first hearing on the Central City Plan and make your voice heard.

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Take the Pledge to Go Lights Out!

Take the Pledge to Go Lights Out!

Light pollution harms people, wildlife (especially migrating birds) and plants, and obscures our ability to see the night sky. The good news is that light pollution is easily reversible! But only if we all work together. That's why we've launched a new pilot program, asking people to Take the Pledge to go Lights Out at home, helping to reduce light pollution in the Portland metro region. By signing up, you pledge to reduce your unnecessary overnight lighting at home, and for a limited time, receive a free yard sign or window cling in honor of your commitment.

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Stop the Oregon Legislature from Cutting a Backroom Deal on Oregon's State Bird

Stop the Oregon Legislature from Cutting a Backroom Deal on Oregon's State Bird

Today the Oregon Legislature House Rules Committee did a complete run around the public process. They held a last minute hearing with no public notice and no public testimony on SCR-18 which would designate the Osprey as Oregon's official bird. They did this despite hearing from thousands of Oregonians who opposed SCR-18 and despite providing repeated assurances that the bill was dead in recent weeks. The vote will take place this Wednesday which is why we need you to take action today.

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Take Action to End the Slaughter of the East Sand Island Double-crested Cormorants!

Take Action to End the Slaughter of the East Sand Island  Double-crested Cormorants!

Call the federal agencies at fault and urge them to permanently stop the killing. Please be polite and remember that the person answering the phone does not make decisions. If no one answers, try again or leave a message and ask for a return call.

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Urge State Leaders to Support SB 847 To Protect High Value Habitat

Urge State Leaders to Support SB 847 To Protect High Value Habitat

The Elliott State Forest represents the very best of what makes Oregon special, which is why in 1933 this coastal rainforest became our first state forest. Today, the Elliott is home to towering mature trees, clean, cold waterways teeming with salmon, and crucial habitat for wildlife and recreationists alike. Forests like these were worth protecting in 1933 and are even more critical today.

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Tell City Council Portland Wants 100% Renewable Energy

Tell City Council Portland Wants 100% Renewable Energy

On Thursday, June 1 the City of Portland and Multnomah County will introduce resolutions to transition to 100% renewable energy! Attend the Portland City Council hearing on Thursday June 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. or submit comments online to show your support for Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly who are championing this resolution and help ensure it remains intact as industry fights to weaken it.

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State Land Board Votes Unanimously to Keep the Elliott in Public Ownership

State Land Board Votes Unanimously to Keep the Elliott in Public Ownership

Oregonians have spoken and the State Land Board listened. Thanks to all of your calls, emails, and testimony in Salem, today, the State Land Board voted 3-0 to terminate the protocol to sell off the Elliott State Forest and directed the Department of State Lands to move forward on determining how to finance and manage the Elliott as a public forest!

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Protect People from Exposure to Lead in Game Meat

Protect People from Exposure to Lead in Game Meat

As you may know, long after the regulation in the US of leaded gasoline, lead-based paint and other lead sources, lead ammunition remains what is likely the greatest largely unregulated source of lead that is knowingly discharged into the environment. This week the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources is considering bill that regulates the donation of meat to food banks.

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Help Save the Western Meadowlark as Oregon's Official State Bird

Help Save the Western Meadowlark as Oregon's Official State Bird

The Western Meadowlark was chosen as Oregon’s official state bird in 1927 in a contest sponsored by Oregon Audubon. Nearly 80,000 children representing every county in the state voted and more than half the votes cast selected the Meadowlark. Now the Oregon Legislature, without any public outreach or engagement, is considering a resolution that would push the Meadowlark aside and replace it with an Osprey.

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