Conservation

Advocacy

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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 Activists. 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. And as we further align and strengthen our North Carolina network, Audubon will become an even more powerful advocate for birds and the environment. 

Green Energy

Energy

Energy

In recent years, there has been an increased emphasis on alternative fuel sources. Audubon North Carolina applauds this focus on conservation and reducing the overall carbon footprint. 

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Biomass

Biomass

Woody biomass utilization is deriving energy from the trees and woody plants, including limbs, needles and other woody parts grown in a forest that are the by-products of forest management. 

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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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Fracking

Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is the process of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open. 

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Solar

Solar

Audubon supports the use of renewable energy sources, including solar energy, to reduce our carbon footprint and address climate change. As the country ramps up its renewable energy portfolio, properly sited solar facilities provide great opportunities for clean energy. 

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Coastal Threats

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

Audubon Projects for Scouts – Our Birds Need YOU!
Conservation

Audubon Projects for Scouts – Our Birds Need YOU!

Calling all scouts looking for projects – from troop volunteer opportunities to Eagle Scout and Gold Award projects!

Speaking Up for Birds at the 2017 Climate March
Advocacy

Speaking Up for Birds at the 2017 Climate March

Of 588 species studied by National Audubon Society, 314 are severely threatened by global warming.

2017 Mid-Session Legislative Update
Advocacy

2017 Mid-Session Legislative Update

Although there is still much work to do, Audubon NC has achieved some early victories on our key legislative priorities of conservation funding, coastal protection and responsible clean energy.

Audubon Flocks to the Capital
Advocacy

Audubon Flocks to the Capital

2017 Lobby Day a Success!

Help Save Endangered Piping Plovers at North Carolina’s Rich Inlet
Advocacy

Help Save Endangered Piping Plovers at North Carolina’s Rich Inlet

We need YOUR help to stop the construction of this terminal groin once and for all. Urge the Army Corps to Save Rich Inlet.

Expanding Engagement with Landowners Across NC
Climate

Expanding Engagement with Landowners Across NC

This summer, the Audubon North Carolina team welcomes Cat Bowler to support our Climate and Policy work across the state.

A Summer of Climate and Policy Engagement
Climate

A Summer of Climate and Policy Engagement

This summer, the Audubon North Carolina team welcomes Maddi Denton to support our Climate and Policy work across the state.

Hardening North Carolina’s Coast Is Not the Answer for Birds or Taxpayers
Advocacy

Hardening North Carolina’s Coast Is Not the Answer for Birds or Taxpayers

Keeping limits on terminal groins and other hardened structures in place can ensure that we don’t destroy the wild and scenic attributes that make our coast so special.

Growing Clean Energy to Protect North Carolina’s Birds
Conservation

Growing Clean Energy to Protect North Carolina’s Birds

During the 2016 Legislative Session, Audubon NC is working with lawmakers to support clean energy policies to reduce the long-term climate threat to birds.

Legislature Returns to Raleigh for 2016 “Short Session”
Advocacy

Legislature Returns to Raleigh for 2016 “Short Session”

The North Carolina General Assembly will be back in action later this month as legislators return to Raleigh April 25th. Learn about Audubon North Carolina's advocacy priorities.

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