The need to address our climate crisis has made shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy a national priority. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the agency charged with leasing ocean areas for energy development, has recently proposed two areas off Oregon’s coast for floating offshore wind turbines.Read Post
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For far too long, Oregon has lagged woefully behind neighboring western states in our trap check requirements. Oregon’s current trapping policies currently allow animals to suffer in traps anywhere from 48 hours to 30 days, depending on how they are arbitrarily categorized by statute or rule.Read Post
The Western Oregon State Forests Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) puts in place important protections for species listed or proposed for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act on nearly 640,000 acres of State Forest land.Read Post
We need your help to ensure that the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) advances a funding package to promote wildlife stewardship, reduce human-wildlife conflicts, and support wildlife rehabilitation efforts in Oregon.Read Post
We need your help to ensure that the Portland City Council includes funding in the 2022/2023 Budget to address light pollution. Light pollution harms human health, wastes energy and disrupts bird migration.Read Post
Please email the Metro Council and let them know that you support prioritizing West Hayden Island for acquisition with the funds from the Greenspace Bond Measure that Metro Passed in 2019. It is important that Metro Council hears from the community that it strongly supports Metro investing in this site.Read Post
After public demand, Oregon State Parks has extended their comment period regarding new rules for drone take-off and landings within State Parks and along the ocean shore until Friday April 15. You still have a chance to help protect nesting birds, marine mammals, and other wildlife from drone disturbances. Please take a couple of minutes and submit a comment.Read Post
It is critical that PBOT require space for large-form street trees in the right-of-way as they provide many co-benefits that improve local environmental conditions, community health, equity outcomes, and overall pedestrian experience.Read Post
Oregon State Parks is accepting public comments to help inform where drone take-off and landings will be allowed within State Parks and along the ocean shore. This is a golden opportunity to help better protect nesting birds, marine mammals, and other wildlife from drone disturbances.Read Post