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

How Audubon is Working to Protect Wetlands a Year After Supreme Court Gutted Protections
May 21, 2024 — Wetlands and small water bodies are critical for birds and need renewed support.
Conservation Efforts for Rio Grande and Great Salt Lake Covered in Latest Water Report
May 21, 2024 — Key water publication highlights two Audubon projects.
Protecting the Rivers of New Mexico
May 20, 2024 — New Mexico rivers named most endangered in U.S.
Great Salt Lake Levels Rising but Not Healthy Yet
May 13, 2024 — A seven-year lake level high brings relief, but not permission to slow down
Critical Funding and Advocacy for the Delaware River Watershed
April 26, 2024 — Audubon continues to raise the profile of the Delaware River.