Washington's Coastal Conservation Strategy

Creating a resilient future for coastal birds and communities

Photo: Mick Thompson

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

The Science Behind Saving Birds
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The Science Behind Saving Birds

Director of Bird Conservation Dr. Trina Bayard returns to the field, investigating how coordinated bird monitoring can fill a vital data gap

New Legislation Strengthens Federal Fisheries Law
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New Legislation Strengthens Federal Fisheries Law

A bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act boosts protections for seabirds

Stopping fossil fuel transportation in Washington
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Stopping fossil fuel transportation in Washington

Audubon chapters fought against fossil fuel expansion in Washington for 10 years before the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to the threat this month

The historic Northwest heat wave that killed shellfish could spell trouble for marine birds
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The historic Northwest heat wave that killed shellfish could spell trouble for marine birds

Extreme heat related to climate change threatens food supply for marine birds in Salish Sea

Making Progress on Puget Sound Recovery
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Making Progress on Puget Sound Recovery

Funding conservation and updating key shoreline policies

Major Victories for Conservation and Climate
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Major Victories for Conservation and Climate

2021 Legislative session wrap-up

Audubon Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Seabirds’ Favorite Food
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Audubon Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Seabirds’ Favorite Food

The Forage Fish Conservation Act will update the way that forage fish are managed federally.

Birds: A Vital Sign of Puget Sound
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Birds: A Vital Sign of Puget Sound

We talked to Scott Pearson, PhD, senior researcher at the Washington Department of Wildlife science division, about the new data on marine birds in Puget Sound and what that means for the ecosystem

New Models Identify Priority Bird Habitat for Protection and Restoration in Puget Sound
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New Models Identify Priority Bird Habitat for Protection and Restoration in Puget Sound

A project of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program (PSEMP) Marine Birds Work Group. Collaborators include the Stillaguamish Tribe, Ecostudies Institute, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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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