Rivers, Lakes, and Wetlands

We protect water resources for birds and people.

Water for people and birds.

Audubon works to ensure that we have 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.

How We Work, Where We Work

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

Audubon's 2024 Water Priorities at the Arizona Capitol

February 12, 2024 — Audubon and partners advocate for smart water policies to protect Arizona's water.

Mississippi River to Build Resilience for Birds and People with Newly Introduced Bill

February 07, 2024 — Audubon backs legislation that would protect water quality and restore bird habitat.

Science to Help Birds and Reduce Costs in the Colorado River Delta

January 22, 2024 — A new publication uses machine learning to optimize habitat restoration.

Water Policy Council Recommends Improvements to Arizona's Groundwater Management

November 30, 2023 — Water Policy Council delivers recommendations to Governor Hobbs.
Groundwater in Coconino County event in Flagstaff

Groundwater in Coconino County

October 27, 2023 — Event in Flagstaff highlights importance of Arizona’s groundwater and discussed ways to manage and protect it.