Portia Mastin

Policy Manager, Coastal Conservation

Portia Mastin is the Coastal Conservation Policy Manager for the National Audubon Society. Her work focuses primarily on federal laws and policies pertaining to coastal wetland and estuarine conservation and restoration, and promoting nature-based solutions to flood and storm management for coastal community and ecosystem resilience. Portia is located in New Orleans, Louisiana, and also focuses on Gulf coastal policy through work with the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition. Through her work at Audubon, Portia works to make coasts more resilient in the face of climate change for birds and people.

Prior to joining Audubon, Portia worked at the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy, where she conducted legal policy research on coastal, marine, and freshwater issues. Portia has a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University and J.D. with Certificate of Specialization in Environmental and Energy Law from Tulane University School of Law.

Articles by Portia Mastin

Our Best Defense Against Hurricanes Is to Modernize This Coastal Law

June 01, 2022 — Congress must expand on the success of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to protect people and birds from climate change.

Crucial Coastal Bill Gains Momentum in Congress

May 11, 2022 — The SHORRE Act will make coastal communities and birds more resilient to climate change.