Working Lands: Places that Sustain Birds and People

Transitioning Washington to renewable energy, without destroying vital bird habitat.

Photo: Kathy Criddle

 
In the arid lands of the Columbia Plateau we work with our chapter network and partners in the the Arid Lands Initiative to identify, connect, and protect the best remaining bird habitat. We manage local, hands-on efforts to:
 
  • Protect remaining critical sagebrush habitat
  • Close information gaps in our knowledge of focal bird species’ distribution and habitat needs
  • Build public-private partnerships in support of habitat connectivity and rangeland fire 
  • Influence land management in priority sagebrush lands 
  • Advance multi-benefit renewable energy siting​
 

Audubon Washington invited WDFW Commissioner Dr. Kim Thorburn, Conservation Photographer Dave Showalter, and WDFW Biologist Dr. Mike Schroeder to discuss sagebrush conservation after the 2020 fire season.

Solar Energy: Siting it Right in the Columbia Basin
Working Lands

Solar Energy: Siting it Right in the Columbia Basin

A balanced approach to 100% clean electricity

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Sagebrush Songbirds of Washington
Working Lands

Sagebrush Songbirds of Washington

Protecting the birds of the sagebrush sea

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Rangeland Fire
Working Lands

Rangeland Fire

Working locally to find common values and develop consensus actions

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Priority Birds of Eastern Washington

How you can help, right now