Coasts

Policy

Advancing policies that promote a healthy and resilient Puget Sound for birds and people

Audubon is the voice for birds from town halls to the U.S. Capitol. We will bring the full power of our expansive network to bear on behalf of the most important policies that will lead to protection for birds as well as ecosystem restoration and resilience. We engage our 25 Washington chapters and 12,000 advocates through action alerts, letters, meetings with elected officials, and our annual advocacy day to advocate for key state and federal policies.

Conservation Actions

•Advocate for enhanced, long-term comprehensive planning for climate resilience under Washington’s Growth Management Act and associated shoreline policies.

•Advance policies that our ability to monitor and protect important food and habitat resources for birds.

•Enact and strengthen state forage fish management policies that protect shoreline spawning habitat, manage harvest, or fill critical information gaps.

•Support the passage of bird-friendly amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Act, and the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act, which will put ocean-based industries to work in promoting ecological health and resilience.

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