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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

Which Solar Future Do You Want?
Advocacy

Which Solar Future Do You Want?

A movement is growing across the country to replace standard turf grass at solar sites with flowering native plants that are beneficial to pollinators, birds, and other wildlife.

First Lady Kristin Cooper Reveals a Bird and Pollinator-Friendly Garden at the Executive Mansion
News

First Lady Kristin Cooper Reveals a Bird and Pollinator-Friendly Garden at the Executive Mansion

"As someone who loves birds, gardening and our natural environment, I wanted the Executive Mansion native plant garden to be a model for those interested in supporting birds and wildlife in their own backyards,” said the First Lady.

Seeking a Better Approach to Erosion on Ocean Isle Beach
Conservation

Seeking a Better Approach to Erosion on Ocean Isle Beach

Ocean Isle Beach's proposed terminal groin project would be devastating to an area that has long been a haven for boaters, families, and wildlife. Today, Audubon North Carolina challenged this project in federal court.

Audubon North Carolina Hails Bipartisan Plan to Double Down on Solar
Media Releases

Audubon North Carolina Hails Bipartisan Plan to Double Down on Solar

Audubon North Carolina, the state office of the National Audubon Society, is praising Governor Roy Cooper today for signing HB589 into law and ensuring the continued growth of North Carolina’s solar industry.

Oil and Birds Don't Mix - ANC Stands Against Offshore Drilling
Advocacy

Oil and Birds Don't Mix

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced his position against offshore drilling and seismic testing off the coast of North Carolina-- and we back his position completely!

2017 “End of Session” Legislative Update
Climate

2017 “End of Session” Legislative Update

How did we fare on our key issues? Coastal protection, habitat protection and land conversation, and clean energy saw wins!

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!

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