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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

2022 Advocacy Day Schedule
Advocacy

2022 Advocacy Day Schedule

Everything you need to know for Advocacy Day on June 8.

Audubon Members Celebrate Spring, Honor Award Winners at 2022 Summit
Chapters

Audubon Members Celebrate Spring, Honor Award Winners at 2022 Summit

Mecklenburg Audubon hosts chapters and campus clubs from across the state at UNC Charlotte.

NC Native Plants Bill: Business Sign-on List
Advocacy

NC Native Plants Bill: Business Sign-on List

Help recruit local nurseries, garden stores, and landscapers to support Senate Bill 628.

Audubon North Carolina Releases 2022 Policy Agenda
News

Audubon North Carolina Releases 2022 Policy Agenda

Building on momentum from 2021, we'll be speaking up for bipartisan policy solutions to protect birds and people.

Best of 2021: Top Wins for Birds
News

Best of 2021: Top Wins for Birds

Audubon and our flock of advocates took action for birds at levels we’ve never seen before in North Carolina.

Audubon Leaders Find Inspiration at Chapter Day
Advocacy

Audubon Leaders Find Inspiration at Chapter Day

Chapters from towns and campuses across the state gathered to celebrate wins for birds.

North Carolina Passes Major Bipartisan Climate Bill
Climate

North Carolina Passes Major Bipartisan Climate Bill

— House Bill 951 requires deep cuts to carbon emissions on a timetable that will help reduce the worst impacts of climate change for birds and people.
Intern Reflections: Growing Our Grassroots Flock for Climate Action
Advocacy

Intern Reflections: Growing Our Grassroots Flock for Climate Action

Climate campaign interns reflect on their time building Audubon's network of bird champions.

NC Senate Budget Gives Major Boost to Conservation Funding
News

NC Senate Budget Gives Major Boost to Conservation Funding

Birds and people win in new budget proposal that supports parks, trails, and gamelands.

Big Progress on Native Plants, Family Land Protections at the Legislature
Advocacy

Big Progress on Native Plants, Family Land Protections at the Legislature

We still have a long way to go, but Audubon advocates helped notch early wins for birds.

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