Public Policy

Audubon Connecticut is the voice for birds, wildlife, and nature. Our staff and network work tirelessly on behalf of a healthy environment, rich in biodiversity. We are a respected and influential voice on a national level in Washington, D.C., with the legislature in Hartford, Connecticut, and at the municipal level in towns and cities throughout the state, fighting for laws and policies that benefit birds, other wildlife, and people.

From clean air and water to support for the state’s forests, coast, and other natural habitats, many of the same issues that touch people also touch birds. As a supporter of Audubon, you, too, have a critical role to play as an advocate of conservation, ensuring that our policymakers at the local, state, and federal level support strong environmental laws and conservation action.

If we don't act now, our pristine tidal marshes, unbroken swaths of woodlands, and swells of whispering grasslands will continue to vanish, taking with them the diversity of birds and wildlife that make Connecticut such a wonderful place.

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Policy News & Information

Common Loon
Nature Notes

Common Loon

This large waterbird is a majestic sight when spotted gracefully gliding in Long Island Sound in winter. Can you imagine a winter in which this species did not return to Connecticut? It’s possible if we do not work to maintain the fish populations that it relies on through the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA)—an important piece of legislation that is currently under threat.

Connecticut Says “Yes” to Protecting Public Lands
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Connecticut Says “Yes” to Protecting Public Lands

Voters stood together on Tuesday, November 6th and overwhelmingly passed the Question #2 ballot measure to help safeguard public lands from being sold, swapped, and given away.

Congress Approves Critical Water Projects: Natural Infrastructure and Everglades
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Congress Approves Critical Water Projects: Natural Infrastructure and Everglades

Bill Provides Important Wins for Birds, People and Ecosystems Nationwide. “More cement isn’t the answer.”

A Bipartisan Deal Could Save a Key Conservation Program About to Expire
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A Bipartisan Deal Could Save a Key Conservation Program About to Expire

The Land and Water Conservation Fund protects habitat critical for birds and beloved by birders. Just days before it expires, lawmakers are working together to extend it permanently.

So-called Modern Fish Act Takes Us Backwards
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So-called Modern Fish Act Takes Us Backwards

Current legislation could return us to the times when overfishing and fish scarcity harmed seabirds and coastal economies. Urge your U.S. Representative to vote "no" before July 11, 2018.

Advocacy at Work
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Advocacy at Work

We speak for birds and the environment. Learn more about the current issues we are fighting for.

Save Seaside State Park
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Save Seaside State Park

Contact your state legislators and let them know you oppose S.B. 252, An Act Requiring the Sale of the Former Seaside Regional Center, and the sale of state parks to help meet the state’s budget shortcomings

Audubon Connecticut Speaks Out for Sustainable Conservation Funding
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Audubon Connecticut Speaks Out for Sustainable Conservation Funding

Let your voice be heard too and support protecting the Council on Environmental Quality and Passport to Parks Program in Connecticut

Say Yes to Open Space
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Say Yes to Open Space

Contact your state legislators and let them know you support S.B. 181, An Act Establishing A Pilot Program for the Preservation of Open Space

More Than 500 Organizations in All 50 States Urge Congress to Defend Bird Protection Law
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More Than 500 Organizations in All 50 States Urge Congress to Defend Bird Protection Law

Audubon Connecticut joins a widespread effort to protect against threats in Congress and the Department of the Interior to weaken the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act

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