Andy McGlashen

Senior Editor, Audubon Magazine

Andy McGlashen is senior editor for conservation policy. 

Articles by Andy McGlashen

A Proposed Reset for Public Lands Could Be a Big Boost to Conservation

October 02, 2023 — The agency responsible for one-tenth of the country’s terrain aims to make healthy habitat a more prominent priority.

Black Vultures’ Northward Expansion Creates New Conflicts with Farmers

June 30, 2023 — The newcomers occasionally prey on calves, leading livestock producers to take up arms. But are reports of the problem exaggerated?

Why Are Buntings All So Good?

June 01, 2023 — An “Audubon” magazine investigation.

‘Devastating’ Supreme Court Decision Leaves Wetlands Unprotected

May 26, 2023 — Developers can now drain or pollute most wetlands without violating the Clean Water Act, legal experts say.
Waterfowl on a pond seen through tall grass, the end of a gun visible in the foreground.

Two New Books By Unlikely Advocates Make the Conservation Case for Hunting

May 09, 2023 — A birder and a Brooklynite examine their opposition to hunting, give it a try, and—finding a deeper sense of stewardship—urge others to reconsider.

The Window for Saving the Sagebrush Ecosystem is Rapidly Closing

March 28, 2023 — A health report for a vast western landscape finds alarming habitat loss but offers a strategy for saving what remains.
Aerial view of a river winding through a vast landscape.

With Construction Days Away, Groups Ask Court to Halt Massive Willow Oil Project

March 22, 2023 — The Biden administration-approved “carbon bomb” in the Alaskan Arctic will foul a vital sanctuary for birds, caribou, and Native people, critics say.

Yeah, Sitting on the Couch Is Great, But Have You Ever Seen a Short-eared Owl?

February 15, 2023 — Brighten up a winter’s day by seeking out this amazing, accessible raptor.

The Clock Is Ticking on a Holiday Miracle for Wildlife—Will Congress Deliver?

December 16, 2022 — The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act represents a turning point after decades of dramatic underfunding for conservation programs, supporters say. Time to pass it is running out.
A flock of Common Redpolls fly through a snowy field in golden sunlight.

This Year’s Bonanza of Boreal Birds Once Again Bears Out the Winter Finch Forecast

December 15, 2022 — As predicted, grosbeaks, crossbills, and other northern birds are on the move, visiting feeders and delighting birders. Prognosticator Tyler Hoar explains what goes into the annual projection.