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Press releases, press clips and press contacts

This is the pressroom for the Audubon Society of Portland.

Press Contacts

Ali Berman
Communications Manager
aberman@audubonportland.org
Phone: 971-222-6134
Bob Sallinger
Conservation Director
bsallinger@audubonportland.org
Phone: 971-222-6110

Press Releases

Sep 20, 2017
On September 15, 17 iconic Portland buildings turned off their unnecessary lights, taking part in the 2017 launch of the Audubon Society of Portland’s Lights Out campaign, an effort designed to encourage Portlanders to save energy, save birds and see stars. Households and businesses pledged to turn off their non-essential lights from dusk until dawn, and then to go outside to gaze at the night sky.
Aug 23, 2017
In late June, just before the Fourth of July, a male Bald Eagle was rescued by an Oregon State Trooper after reports that the bird was injured. The eagle was brought to Audubon Society of Portland’s Wildlife Care Center where it was determined that the bird had been illegally shot. Unfortunately, despite expert care and time to heal, the Bald Eagle was euthanized in mid-August due to the severity of the injury and its impact on the shoulder. This difficult decision was made after assessing quality of life.
Jul 19, 2017
Today, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) ruled that Portland’s Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments, passed unanimously in December of 2016, is inconsistent with the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Portland’s fossil fuel policy intended to prevent new major fossil fuel infrastructure projects in the City. LUBA dismissed many of the other arguments brought by the oil industry and the Portland Business Alliance against the City’s policy. LUBA’s ruling is likely to be appealed to the State Court of Appeals.

Press Clips

Jun 29, 2017
KPTV
Investigators with the Oregon State Police say they have no leads in the case of a bald eagle that was shot near Gaston and are now asking for the public's help. The eagle is still alive and is now receiving care at the Audubon Society of Portland.
Jun 15, 2017
OPB
For the second year in a row, thousands of cormorants have vacated their nesting grounds at the mouth of the Columbia River, derailing a plan to shoot and kill the seabirds to protect fish.
Jan 06, 2017
The Oregonian
At long last, federal officials released the final plan to clean up thousands of acres of contaminated soil and toxic materials along a 10-mile stretch of the Willamette River in Portland.
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