Expertise and Credibility
Audubon is a respected and influential voice on public policy issues, from town halls to the U.S. Capitol. We have the power to convene diverse stakeholders to solve even the toughest problems—like energy planning. The balanced approach to energy exploration and extraction siting we spearheaded in sagebrush country has protected 15 million acres and is expanding to protect millions more. We used the same balanced approach to advance new federal guidelines for wind energy that will keep clean energy truly green by steering development away from critical habitat.
A Network of Influentials and Activists
Audubon’s members are four times as likely to be opinion leaders, with interest and involvement in policy issues. Thousands take action as Audubon Activists. We mobilize this formidable force through communications outreach and Chapter-based grassroots training. It is how we bring the full power of Audubon to bear on behalf of legislation addressing issues such as bird conservation, ecosystem restoration, and clean air and water. And as we further align and strengthen our network, Audubon will become an even more powerful advocate for birds and the environment.
The Voice for Birds
From clean air and water to support for the nation’s iconic national parks and national wildlife refuges, many of the same issues that touch people also touch birds. In addition, protections for birds conferred by such milestone legislation as the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act and the Endangered Species Act have long-term implications for people along with more immediate impact on birds. By safeguarding our great natural heritage, we protect our nation’s distinctive ways of life, from the Mississippi Delta to the high plains of Wyoming. That’s why Audubon’s policy team works tirelessly on behalf of a healthy environment, rich in biodiversity. Now the sharper focus and clear goals in our strategic plan will amplify our voice for birds and people alike.