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
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

Speak Up for the Birds this Legislative Session
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Speak Up for the Birds this Legislative Session

Join an Audubon advocacy group to meet with your state legislator on December 5 and 6.  Audubon will provide training to ensure you’re prepared to speak for the birds!

Puget Sound Series: Protecting and Restoring the Kennedy Creek Estuary
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Puget Sound Series: Protecting and Restoring the Kennedy Creek Estuary

An influx of dollars from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a rare opportunity for conservation

Puget Sound Series: Unpermitted Shoreline Armoring
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Puget Sound Series: Unpermitted Shoreline Armoring

New study shows that 74% of the armoring installed in San Juan County over a 10-year period had no permits from either the state or the county, and only 9% of the new armor in the county was legally permitted prior to installation

Puget Sound Series: Sea-level Rise in Skagit County
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Puget Sound Series: Sea-level Rise in Skagit County

We successfully advocated for the addition of provisions to consider sea level rise in the latest draft of the Skagit County Shoreline Master Plan!

Puget Sound Series: Shoreline Armoring
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Puget Sound Series: Shoreline Armoring

Shoreline armoring harms natural beaches that provide spawning habitat for forage fish, a key to Puget Sound's ecosystem

Puget Sound Series: Sea Level Rise
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Puget Sound Series: Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise in Puget Sound threatens homes, infrastructure, and natural shoreline habitats.

2022 Legislative Session Recap for Climate, Puget Sound, Sagelands, and Bird-friendly Communities
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2022 Legislative Session Recap for Climate, Puget Sound, Sagelands, and Bird-friendly Communities

The 60-day legislative session wrapped up on March 10 with some fantastic victories for birds, as well as important policies that didn’t make the cut.

Investing in Salmon Recovery Is Good for Birds
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Investing in Salmon Recovery Is Good for Birds

Alongside our partners at the Seattle Aquarium and Sound Action, we’ve proposed legislation that helps protect Puget Sound shoreline habitat for birds, salmon, and people

A Legislative Agenda for Birds and the Places They Need
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A Legislative Agenda for Birds and the Places They Need

Audubon Washington seeks to build on critical climate and conservation policies in the 2022 legislative session

This year was rough for baby seabirds. A pair of bills in Washington DC will help.
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This year was rough for baby seabirds. A pair of bills in Washington DC will help.

Fisheries bills in Washington DC are advancing and would reduce climate change impacts on seabirds

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