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Audubon Society of Portland

Our mission is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97210
Phone: (503) 292-6855 | Fax: (503)292-1021 |
What does a $100 contribution do for this organization?
$100 plants 20 native trees in our Wildlife Sanctuaries, helping us build a healthy forest. $100 will buy food to teach two orphaned owls to hunt at our Wildlife Care Center. $100 sponsors four students on a two-hour educational tour of our Wildlife Sanctuaries. $100 provides a half week scholarship for summer camp for a deserving child.
Why does this donor support this organization?
“Portland Audubon is an organization you can trust. They do an excellent job of being a good organizational citizen within the community, providing a public voice on conservation issues that mean a lot to us.”
How do volunteers make a difference for this organization?
In FY 2012, 400 active volunteers dedicated 38,563 hours to clearing trails and invasive plants, answering phones, caring for injured wildlife, supporting events and contributing the equivalent of $804,039 in estimated value.

Our mission is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. One of Oregon’s first conservation organizations, we were instrumental in developing the environmental policies that shape our region today. Connecting people to nature and their power to protect it, we offer educational programs for kids and adults and conservation programs from Backyard Habitat Certification to Citizen Science and advocacy. Our 150 acre Wildlife Sanctuaries has 4 miles of trails, a Nature Store and our state’s busiest wildlife rehabilitation center.

2012 Success Story:

Published the Draft Bird Friendly Building Design Resource Guide in conjunction with the City of Portland and US Fish & Wildlife to promote bird-friendly design to Portland’s architects, builders and property managers. We are launching the guide in a Bird-Friendly Building Design Forum Thursday June 14. Bird-friendly building guidelines have already been adopted in NYC, Toronto, Chicago, Minnesota (the whole state) and in San Francisco.

In conjunction with Cascadia Wildlands and the Center for Biological Diversity, Portland Audubon filed a federal lawsuit May 31, 2012, charging that the State of Oregon’s clear-cutting practices illegally harm threatened Marbled Murrelets within the Tillamook, Clatsop and Elliot state forests in violation of the Endangered Species Act. We are calling upon Governor Kitzhaber to develop a long-term, science-based plan for state forests that will adequately protect these rare seabirds that spend most of their lives on the ocean, but come inland to nest and breed in mature and old-growth forests.

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