2015 Meeting Plenary – Bob Sallinger

Bob SallingerBob Sallinger has worked for Audubon Society of Portland since 1992 and currently serves as the Society’s conservation director. Bob’s responsibilities include developing Audubon’s local regional and national conservation priorities which focus on creating green cities and native birds across the State of Oregon. His responsibilities also include overseeing Audubon’s Backyard Habitat Certification Program, citizen science programs and its wildlife hospital which treats more than 3,000 injured wild animals each year. The Portland Audubon Society is the largest chapter of the National Audubon Society with over 14,000 members in the Portland Metropolitan Region. In addition to his work at Audubon, Bob also serves as on the Portland Parks Board, as an elected director East Multnomah County Soil and Water Conservation District and as an adjunct law professor at Lewis and Clark Law School. Bob’s passion for conservation was developed early exploring the woods of Massachusetts and later on solo hikes from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail and from Canada to New Mexico on the Continental Divide. Bob has a B.A. in Biology from Reed College and a J.D. with a Certificate in Environmental Law from Lewis and Clark Law School. He lives in Northeast Portland with his wife Elisabeth Neely, three children, a dog, cat, goats and chickens.