Audubon’s Water strategy focuses on ensuring clean and abundant water in rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, and marshes in landscapes where this is paramount to birds’ survival. Audubon connects science, policy, and advocacy to provide measurable and scalable impact.
On the ground, Audubon helps restore freshwater wetlands, riparian areas, and land around the saline lakes of the Intermountain West, and works with federal and local officials to secure funding to keep these vital areas protected and productive.
Audubon's Work on Water Issues
Big Wins at the Ballot for the Delaware River Watershed (and for People and Birds)
Conservation Organizations Emphasize Need to Protect Environmental Priorities in Colorado River Basin
Well, the West is Getting a Lot of Snow and Rain
As Water Levels Plummeted to Historic Lows across the West in 2022, Urgency for Audubon to Protect People and Birds
Audubon is creating a cohesive strategy across the region to address these threats to the birds of the Great Lakes. With more than 3,000 miles of shoreline in Michigan alone, the greatest conservation opportunity is the active restoration and protection of coastal habitats. By analyzing historical data, modeling bird populations, and engaging our chapters and members, Audubon will map out a detailed plan for how to best conserve indispensable coastal areas. Focused restoration and habitat management is essential to protect and recover ecological systems that support bird species. Active stewardship of habitats by Great Lakes Audubon chapters will play a key role in sustaining the health of these areas over time.
Audubon's Great Lakes Strategy
Audubon Announces Plan to Restore the Great Lakes for Birds and People
Success! Piping Plovers Nested in Pennsylvania for the First Time in 60 Years
Dramatic Swings in Great Lakes Water Levels Make Life Tough for Birds
Water in the Arid West
Precipitous declines in Western water quantity and quality risk the economic and environmental health and vitality of America’s West—putting communities and birds in jeopardy. Audubon continues to advocate for healthy rivers and lakes, as well as the wildlife, habitats, and people who depend on them.
Audubon's Western Water Initiative
The Fate of the Salton Sea Is in Our Hands
From Toxic Dustbowl to Vital Bird Sanctuary
Planting along the Colorado River with the Cocopah Indian Tribe and Yuma Audubon
Audubon has worked for over a century to protect and restore America's Everglades. Our science and policy staff works throughout the ecosystem to ensure that sound science underpins plans for restoration and that projects stay focused on increasing target bird populations as a measure of success.
Audubon's Work in the Everglades
Last Year’s Everglades Breeding Bonanza Was the Biggest in More Than 80 Years
A Unified Voice Advocates for the Everglades in Tallahassee
Congress Approves Critical Water Projects: Natural Infrastructure and Everglades
Delaware River Watershed
Covering 13,500 square miles and four states—Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware—the Delaware River Watershed is a diverse landscape of more than 35 ecological systems and 185 natural communities. It provides important year-round habitats and critical migratory stopovers for approximately 400 bird species.