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In 2016 we have made many strides for New York State birds and conservation. Read about our most recent efforts and achievements below. Thank you for being part of our success. Donate >

Audubon New York is your leader on critical statewide conservation issues. Since the beginning of December we have made tremendous progress on the items below, and with your support we can continue the momentum into 2017.

  • Secured significant state funding to revitalize our signature Long Island facility, the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center as a true hub of shorebird conservation and coastal community engagement.
     
  • Protected the Great Lakes’ ecosystem and vitality of Lake Ontario for the benefit of birds, wildlife, and people through our advocacy on behalf of Plan 2014.
     
  • Activated our network to recommend the United States Coast Guard protect the Hudson River from potential irreparable damage from increased barge traffic and oil storage carries.
     
  • Urged New York State to ensure the protection of Boreas Ponds, the latest acquired tract in the Adirondack Park, with a Wilderness designation.
     
  • Submitted recommendations to Governor Andrew Cuomo on the 2017 New York State budget in support of statewide environmental conservation priorities.

Science shows that where birds thrive, people prosper and we are honored that you trust us to represent you, the birds, and wildlife, in the communities you care about most.

By working together, we will continue our success into the new year.

Latest News & Updates

January 2018 | News from the Nest
News

January 2018 | News from the Nest

Exciting policy updates and more in the first newsletter of 2018!

Diverse Coalition Applauds Executive Budget Proposal to Reform Forest Tax Law
News

Diverse Coalition Applauds Executive Budget Proposal to Reform Forest Tax Law

— ‘Empire Forests for the Future Initiative’ Will Create Jobs, Conserve Forests & Wildlife Habitat and Mitigate Climate Change
Audubon New York Commends Governor Cuomo for Continued Commitment & Leadership in Protecting NY’s Environment
Press Room

Audubon New York Commends Governor Cuomo for Continued Commitment & Leadership in Protecting NY’s Environment

— The 2018-19 Executive Budget proposal includes several of Audubon’s policy and fiscal priorities, including $300 million for the Environmental Protection Fund.
"Be a Good Egg" on the Sound
Be A Good Egg

"Be a Good Egg" on the Sound

We are "sharing the shore" with beach-nesting birds on the Long Island Sound with the help of volunteers and beach-goers!

Audubon Chapters in New York Jump-start Projects with Small Grants
Centers, Sanctuaries & Chapters

Audubon Chapters in New York Jump-start Projects with Small Grants

Funded projects provide great opportunities for collaboration across the Chapter Network.

Diverse Coalition Urges Governor Cuomo to Continue Leadership on Forest & Farm Lands & Climate Change & Include Forest Tax Law Reform in Budget
News

Diverse Coalition Urges Governor Cuomo to Continue Leadership on Forest & Farm Lands & Climate Change & Include Forest Tax Law Reform in Budget

— Support Comes from Republicans & Democrats, Industry, Environmental and Conservation Groups
Living Shoreline Guidelines Announced By DEC In An Effort To Move Away From Bulkheads
Coasts

Living Shoreline Guidelines Announced By DEC In An Effort To Move Away From Bulkheads

Natural erosion control methods - living shorelines- provide habitat & greater ecological value than hardened shorelines.

2017 "Share the Shore" Artwork
Be A Good Egg

2017 "Share the Shore" Artwork

We are taking a look back at some of our favorite student-designed signs urging the public to "share the shore" with birds.

December 2017 | News from the Nest
Press Room

December 2017 | News from the Nest

Audubon New York's monthly newsletter, featuring conservation updates from our statewide network.

Conservation Policy Resolutions
Advocacy

Conservation Policy Resolutions

2018 New York Audubon Chapter Council Resolutions