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

U.S. Geological Survey Releases ‘Integrated Science Strategy’ to Assess and Monitor Water Availability and Migratory Birds at Great Basin Saline Lake Ecosystems
February 27, 2024 — An important step forward toward informing and supporting coordinated conservation actions
Celebrating the Gila River and Supporting the NM Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund
February 27, 2024 — 100 year anniversary of Gila Wilderness reminds us of need for climate resilient funding for ongoing wildlife and river protection.
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.