City of Portland staff have now forwarded their proposed Tree Code (Title 11) Amendments on to the next step of public process: a joint public hearing in front of the City’s Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) and Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC). Despite extensive public support for removing all zoning exemptions – the proposal disappointingly retains the exemption for some industrial land owners from important tree protection regulations.Read Post
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Portland Audubon strongly endorses the Portland HydroParks Ballot Measure which will appear on the November 2020 Ballot. This measure which was referred to the voters by the Portland City Council allows the Portland Water Bureau to use its properties, outside the protected Bull Run Watershed, for secondary uses such as parks, community gardens, playgrounds, play fields and natural resource restoration.Read Post
Artificial light at night has become an essential part of our modern urban landscape, but poorly designed and unnecessary lighting is not. Please submit comments to help protect our night skies and ensure that the place we call home is a sustainable, ecologically healthy and livable city!Read Post
Today we ask you to speak up for our country’s premier bird protection law, now threatened as the Trump Administration works hand in hand with bird-killing industries to dismantle it, leaving millions of birds at risk.Read Post
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking to expand killing of Double-crested Cormorants in Oregon and across the United States and abdicate the Federal Government’s responsibility for overseeing the killing of these birds to the states.Read Post
We need your help to let Mayor Wheeler and the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) know that it is long past time to protect Portland’s trees. The Mayor has introduced a resolution that will be heard by Council on January 8, which again delays critically important protections for Portland’s trees, some of which have already been put off for more than a decade.Read Post