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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

Audubon Members Speak Up for Birds at Advocacy Day
Advocacy

Audubon Members Speak Up for Birds at Advocacy Day

More than 80 members from across the state met with their lawmakers to advocate for family land protections, wetlands, and conservation funding.

2024 Advocacy Day Schedule
News

2024 Advocacy Day Schedule

Everything you need to know for Advocacy Day on May 22.

Legislative Recap: Native Plants Win, Wetlands Loss
News

Legislative Recap: Native Plants Win, Wetlands Loss

Here’s what the 2023 legislative session means for birds.

Major Raleigh Real Estate Company Joins Lights Out Program
News

Major Raleigh Real Estate Company Joins Lights Out Program

In partnership with Wake Audubon, Kane Realty will help make the night skies safer for migrating birds.

New Policy Requires Native Plants at State Parks and Historical Sites
News

New Policy Requires Native Plants at State Parks and Historical Sites

Birds and other pollinators will benefit from this far-reaching policy.

Legislative Update: Bird Bills Making Progress
Advocacy

Legislative Update: Bird Bills Making Progress

We’re back at the General Assembly, advocating for bipartisan policy solutions that protect birds and people.

Audubon Statement on Conservation Funding in the NC House Budget
Advocacy

Audubon Statement on Conservation Funding in the NC House Budget

— House budget moves conservation funding in the right direction.
Audubon Members Speak up for Birds at Advocacy Day
Advocacy

Audubon Members Speak up for Birds at Advocacy Day

Advocates from across North Carolina met with lawmakers to lobby for native plants, family landowners, and conservation funding.

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 318.

Former House Rep Brian Turner to Lead Audubon North Carolina’s Policy Work
Advocacy

Former Rep Brian Turner to Lead Audubon North Carolina’s Policy Work

— Turner will join the century-old conservation nonprofit in April, after serving four terms in the North Carolina House.

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