Growing healthy communities for birds and people together
The National Audubon Society’s Coleman and Susan Burke Center for Native Plants was established to promote the use of native plants that benefit birds in human communities. Native plants provide food and shelter for birds and can beautify our outdoor spaces and communities, making them more resilient and enjoyable for people too.
As part of Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities conservation work, the Burke Center connects community members and conservation leaders with the information and resources that they need to grow more native plants and develop innovative community-driven native plant projects, from backyards to community gardens to public parks and restoration areas.
Resources available through the Burke Center include the following:
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Under Attack
Oppose efforts to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling.
Endangered Species Act in Trouble
Ask your members of Congress to oppose efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act.
Crippling Conservation Cuts Threaten Birds
Tell Congress to oppose these cuts, and instead fully support the conservation programs needed to protect birds and the places they need.