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We work with lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level to pass effective conservation policies and legislation.

Eastern Bluebird. Photo: Jim Chagares/Audubon Photography Awards

The Voice for Birds

Audubon New York is a respected and influential voice on public policy issues, and a powerful advocate for the birds and people of New York State.

Whether meeting with lawmakers and regulators, speaking out through local media, or collaborating with partners on a coalition to protect New York’s environment, Audubon New York is committed to advancing legislation and policies that conserve and restore our shared natural resources.

Many of the same issues that affect birds also affect people.

Hundreds of thousands of New York jobs and billions of dollars of the state’s gross domestic product depend on clean water, abundant fish and wildlife, and healthy forests to thrive.

That’s why Audubon New York is working tirelessly on behalf of a healthy environment that is rich in biodiversity. Alongside 27 local chapters and 65,000 members, we are solving the state’s toughest problems, from banning offshore drilling to promoting forest regeneration.

By convening diverse stakeholders to advance critical legislation and policies, we are able to take a balanced approach to protect our most threatened bird species and the habitats they depend on in New York State.

2020 Policy Positions
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2020 Policy Positions

How to advance the protection of birds and the places they need in 2020.

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Legislative Session Updates
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Legislative Session Updates

Rolling news and updates through the 2020 legislative session.

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Take Action!
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Take Action!

Want to do more to protect birds? Lend your voice – and more – here.

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Advocacy News:

Statement from Audubon New York on the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act
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Statement from Audubon New York on the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act

The Governor's proposal includes measures to protect threatened and endangered species.

Audubon New York Delivers Testimony at Hearing for Environmental Conservation
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Audubon New York Delivers Testimony at Hearing for Environmental Conservation

Climate action, renewable energy, and wetlands were among the priorities highlighted.

Administration Proposes Funding Cuts for Delaware River Watershed Conservation
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Administration Proposes Funding Cuts for Delaware River Watershed Conservation

Vital restoration program protects quality, clean water for birds and people at risk.

Administration Doubles Down on Bird-Killer Policy
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Administration Doubles Down on Bird-Killer Policy

100-year-old bipartisan conservation law in the cross-hairs

Audubon New York Delivers Testimony at the 2020 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing
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Audubon New York Delivers Testimony at the 2020 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing

Testimony of Erin McGrath, Policy Manager, Audubon New York

Executive Budget Proposals Will Make a Lasting Impact on the Environment
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Executive Budget Proposals Will Make a Lasting Impact on the Environment

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveils a strong environmental agenda for 2020 that will protect New York State’s birds and people.

Defend America's Most Important Bird Law
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Defend America's Most Important Bird Law

Ask your U.S. Representative to support and cosponsor the Migratory Bird Protection Act.

Audubon New York Statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address
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Audubon New York Statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State Address

— The proposed Restore Mother Nature bond act would provide funding to restore our streams, wetlands, and coasts and support the wildlife that depends on them.