Julie Hill-Gabriel

Vice President, Water Conservation & Interim Vice President, Coastal Conservation

Julie Hill-Gabriel coordinates National Audubon’s water strategy, which is a key conservation element of Audubon’s strategic plan that also includes focus on climate change, coastal conservation, working lands and bird friendly communities. Julie coordinates a team of science and policy staff across the U.S., focusing on water issues and restoration in the Everglades, Great Lakes, Delaware River, Upper Mississippi River and the Colorado River. Prior to this role, Julie served as Audubon Florida’s Deputy Director and Policy Director, where she coordinated science, advocacy and education around Everglades restoration, including the importance of Everglades restoration as an adaptation measure to sea level rise and climate change.

Julie earned her J.D. cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 2006, where she was President of the Environmental Law Society, Editor in Chief of Psychology, Public Policy and Law, and a member of the Society of Bar and Gavel. Julie earned her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in political science and psychology from the University of Connecticut. Before joining Audubon in 2007, Julie practiced commercial litigation in Miami.

Articles by Julie Hill-Gabriel

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Inflation Reduction Act is Making a Difference for Water Resources, Rural Communities, Birds

August 16, 2023 — Significant climate legislation one year after passage.
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The Clean Water Act at 50 and What it Means for Birds

October 18, 2022 — A look ahead at what’s working, what’s not, and where we go from here.

Our Blueprint for a Resilient Lower Mississippi River

March 22, 2022 — On World Water Day, Audubon has identified the most important places for birds and people from Missouri to the Gulf Coast.

Audubon Testifies in Favor of Funding for Klamath National Wildlife Refuges

March 08, 2022 — Migratory and wetland-dependent birds have already lost around 75 percent of historic wetlands.

New Legislation Will Protect Water Quality, Build Resilience, and Restore Bird Habitat Along the Mississippi River

June 29, 2021 — Audubon joins a chorus of supporters up and down the river for this important new bill.

Audubon’s Water Policy Agenda Focuses on Results

March 22, 2021 — Here's what we're doing to ensure clean and reliable water for birds and people.

Shallow Waters: Great Salt Lake by Airboat

August 28, 2018 — As Audubon continues work toward its goal of conserving the vitality of the lake, the birds will be our guide

The Latest on the Colorado River's System Conservation Pilot Program

August 27, 2018 — Audubon is urging Congress to extend the program which supports people and birds in the arid West.