Audubon Society of Portland
Phone: (503) 292-6855 | Fax: (503)292-1021
http://www.audubonportland.org | email@example.com
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.