Washington's Coastal Conservation Strategy

Creating a resilient future for coastal birds and communities

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Audubon’s Puget Sound Program protects food and habitat for birds through policy, advocacy, applied research, and community engagement at priority places. As a trusted partner and proven leader, we are well positioned to articulate the broader needs of the bird conservation community, and lead our chapters and partners in ambitious goals for our collective impact. Audubon convenes individuals from across organizations and sectors to facilitate and enhance strategic conservation actions for bird populations and their habitats within Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea, and advocate for policies and programs that benefit ecosystem health and resilience. 
 
  • With support from the Puget Sound Partnership and the Stillaguamish Tribe, we are leading an effort to build a strong science foundation for avian conservation and management, transforming the region’s ability to deliver actionable data on birds to land managers and decision-makers.
  • We are bringing our powerful advocacy platform to bear in activating our 49,000 members statewide to speak out in support of policies and funding that support food, habitatand climate resilience for seabirds and shorebirds.
  • We are collaborating with 13 local Audubon chapters to amplify local, on-the-ground efforts to advance coastal resilience and restoration projects that benefit birds and people by focusing on frontline communities. This unified approach leverages the unique strengths of the Audubon network and will ensure that Puget Sound continues to serve as vital resting and breeding grounds for birds in the Pacific Flyway
Modeling Avian Habitat Suitability in Puget Sound
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Modeling Avian Habitat Suitability in Puget Sound

A project of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program (PSEMP) Marine Birds Work Group

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A Regional Framework for Monitoring Birds for Conservation
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A Regional Framework for Monitoring Birds for Conservation

The Salish Sea Estuaries Avian Monitoring Framework creates a shared methodology for use in avian monitoring, improving ability to support multi-species habitat management and restoration of vital estuary habitat.

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Puget Sound Science
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Puget Sound Science

Building the science foundation for including birds in Puget Sound recovery

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On-the-Ground Conservation
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On-the-ground Conservation

We work with Audubon chapters and partners in on-the-ground habitat conservation

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Policy
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Puget Sound Policy

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

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Washington's Coastal Priority Birds

Coastal Conservation News Feed

Audubon Around the Sound
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Audubon Around the Sound

Bringing conservationists together to protect Puget Sound’s coastal habitats in a changing climate

Championing Biodiversity
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Championing Biodiversity

Audubon Washington Helps Secure $23 Million for Conservation

Audubon Washington's Policy Priorities in 2024: Partnering for Protection
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2024 Legislative Priorities

Audubon is working with our partners to protect key climate policies, reduce pollution, and make important investments in conservation and clean energy.

Audubon Washington 2023 Impact Report
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Audubon Washington 2023 Impact Report

Meeting the moment for birds and the planet

Tufted Puffins are Getting a Boost in the Pacific Northwest
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Tufted Puffins are Getting a Boost in the Pacific Northwest

Audubon and partners are launching new efforts to save this declining seabird.

A Regional Framework for Monitoring Birds for Conservation
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A Regional Framework for Monitoring Birds for Conservation

The Salish Sea Estuaries Avian Monitoring Framework creates a shared methodology for use in avian monitoring, improving ability to support multi-species habitat management and restoration of vital estuary habitat.

Puget Sound Series: Kennedy Creek Estuary
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Puget Sound Series: Kennedy Creek Estuary

Are large, woody debris (LWD) the best way to enhance the critical habitat at Kennedy Creek?

By the Numbers: 2023 Legislative Session
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By the Numbers: 2023 Legislative Session

Here's what it took to pass bills for birds this year.

Puget Sound Series: Shoreline Master Plans Now Required to Address Sea Level Rise
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Puget Sound Series: Shoreline Master Plans Now Required to Address Sea Level Rise

After the passage of HB 1181, updates to the Growth Management Act and new conservation guidelines will go into effect in eight years. But we can act faster.

2023 Legislative Session Ends with a Hat Trick!
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2023 Legislative Session Ends with a Hat Trick!

Three important conservation and climate bills passed through the WA state legislature this year, making a significant impact on habitat and communities

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