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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.

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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:

Grassland Birds Protected in New Renewable Energy Proposal
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Grassland Birds Protected in New Renewable Energy Proposal

Read a statement from Audubon New York's Executive Director on draft rules for permitting new wind and solar projects.

Victory! Federal Judge Rules Administration’s Bird-Killing Policy is Illegal
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Victory! Federal Judge Rules Administration’s Bird-Killing Policy is Illegal

Today’s ruling makes it clear that the administration must halt its attempt to rollback the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Seabirds and Fisheries Get a Virtual Lift in Congress from Audubon Advocates
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Seabirds and Fisheries Get a Virtual Lift in Congress from Audubon Advocates

Grassroots members attend Audubon's annual forage fish fly-in and speak to legislators about the importance of healthy fisheries.

Great American Outdoors Act Will Benefit Birds, People, and Parks Across New York
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Great American Outdoors Act Will Benefit Birds, People, and Parks Across New York

Now signed by the President, the Great American Outdoors Act is officially law.

Learn About New York's Bond Act, For the Birds
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Learn About New York's Bond Act, For the Birds

$3 billion in funding could help improve streams, wetlands, and coasts, benefiting declining species like the Saltmarsh Sparrow.

U.S. Senate Votes to Protect Birds, Improve Parks, and Create Jobs
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U.S. Senate Votes to Protect Birds, Improve Parks, and Create Jobs

Bipartisan legislation to provide permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund advances out of the U.S. Senate.

Trump Administration Continues Effort to Strip Away Bird Protections
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Trump Administration Continues Effort to Strip Away Bird Protections

It’s time for Congress to respond to this attack on America’s birds.

Best Management Practices for New York's Birds and Bats
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Best Management Practices for New York's Birds and Bats

A new set of guiding principles for offshore wind development focuses on avoiding negative impacts, and addressing information gaps

New York's 2020 Budget is Big for Birds
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New York's 2020 Budget Is Big for Birds

It includes the first environmental bond act in over 24 years, a critical source of funding streams, wetlands, and coasts.

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.