Conservation

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Audubon’s members are four times as likely to be opinion leaders, with interest and involvement in policy issues. Thousands take action as Audubon North Carolina Ambassadors. We mobilize this formidable force through communications outreach and chapter-based grassroots training. It is how we bring the full power of Audubon to bear on behalf of legislation addressing issues such as bird conservation, ecosystem restoration, and clean air and water. As we further align and strengthen our North Carolina network, Audubon will become an even more powerful advocate for birds and the environment. 

Policy Briefs

Expanding Bird-Friendly Renewable Energy
Advocacy

Expanding Bird-Friendly Renewable Energy

Responsibly sited wind, solar and other renewable energy resources can help ensure the protection of our birds by providing cleaner air and water, and lessening the impact of pollution on the places birds need.

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Protecting our Coast
Advocacy

Protecting our Coast

Today, Audubon protects key sites and habitats that coastal birds depend upon and partners with federal, state and local community partners to ensure that birds will always remain a source of wonder and joy for those that cherish our beaches and waterways.

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Protecting Land for Birds and People
Advocacy

Protecting Land for Birds and People

For over 100 years, Audubon and our partners have worked to protect the most important places birds need. Yet new development pressures, changing land uses, and shifting seasons are affecting where our birds can survive and thrive in the future.

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Wind Power
Advocacy

Wind Power

Audubon North Carolina strongly supports properly sited wind power as a renewable energy source that helps reduce the threats posed to birds and people by climate change.

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Protecting Coastal Birds

Coastal Threats

Coastal Threats

Man-made efforts, including hardened structures like terminal groins, inlet modification and beach nourishment projects, upset the natural life cycle and ecosystem of the shore. As a result, birds have difficulty adapting to these unnatural changes and the loss of their natural habitats.  

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Coastal Engineering

Coastal Engineering

Coastal engineering presents a specific and complex threat to coastal bird species and their habitats. These projects eliminate habitat for migrating and wintering birds.

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Leadership on the Coast

Leadership on the Coast

Audubon North Carolina has a long history of protecting the birds of the coastal region and advocating for their habitat. 

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Sanctuary System

Sanctuary System

More than 20 years ago, Audubon's vision for protection of North Carolina's coastal birds was to create a network of sanctuaries to protect the nesting sites of shorebirds, and to use these sanctuaries as scientific laboratories to advance bird conservation. 

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Policy and Advocacy Posts

The Next Generation of Audubon Members Learn to Lobby
Advocacy

The Next Generation of Audubon Members Learn to Lobby

College students gain advocacy skills at training event before Lobby Day.

Audubon fills NC General Assembly on Lobby Day to advocate for birds
Advocacy

Audubon fills NC General Assembly on Lobby Day to advocate for birds

Members from across the state sat down with lawmakers to talk about conservation funding and clean energy.

Lame-duck Session 2018 a Good One for Birds
Advocacy

2018 Lame-duck Session Ends

— The North Carolina legislature's special session was a good one for birds.
Op-ed: "Let wind ban expire — wind, military, birds can coexist"
News

Wind, military, birds can co-exist

Read Executive Director Andrew Hutson's op-ed in the Daily Advance here.

Four Ways to Protect North Carolina after Hurricane Florence
Conservation

Four Ways to Protect North Carolina after Hurricane Florence

While we are still learning the full extent of the devastation that Florence brought, we do know one thing – it is time to change the way we design and live in our coastal communities.

2018 “Short Session” Legislative Wrap-up
Advocacy

2018 “Short Session” Legislative Wrap-up

Audubon has made significant progress on our legislative priorities this year, due in large part to the growing sophistication of our Ambassador program and grassroots engagement.

Protecting Land for Birds and People
Advocacy

Protecting Land for Birds and People

For over 100 years, Audubon and our partners have worked to protect the most important places birds need. Yet new development pressures, changing land uses, and shifting seasons are affecting where our birds can survive and thrive in the future.

Expanding Bird-Friendly Renewable Energy
Advocacy

Expanding Bird-Friendly Renewable Energy

Responsibly sited wind, solar and other renewable energy resources can help ensure the protection of our birds by providing cleaner air and water, and lessening the impact of pollution on the places birds need.

Protecting our Coast
Advocacy

Protecting our Coast

Today, Audubon protects key sites and habitats that coastal birds depend upon and partners with federal, state and local community partners to ensure that birds will always remain a source of wonder and joy for those that cherish our beaches and waterways.

Lobby Day 2018 a Success
Advocacy

Flock to the Capital: Lobby Day 2018

Lobby Day brought together Audubon NC members from across the state to talk bird conservation and habitat preservation with lawmakers in Raleigh.

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