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

Audubon Backs New Bill to Bolster Small Fish That Struggling Seabirds Need to Survive
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Audubon Backs New Bill to Bolster Small Fish That Struggling Seabirds Need to Survive

Bipartisan Legislation Helps Ocean Ecosystem and Economies That Depend on It

What can we do about the seabird extinction crisis?
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What can we do about the seabird extinction crisis?

Seabirds primarily eat forage fish, which are small fish like herrings and anchovies. We must ensure adequate protections for forage fish so that the wildlife, people and economies that depend on them can continue to thrive.

Audubon Connecticut Names Robert LaFrance as New Policy Director
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Audubon Connecticut Names Robert LaFrance as New Policy Director

— We are elated to have Robert join Audubon Connecticut as Policy Director. His positive, bipartisan record of legislative accomplishments and passion for nature make him a dynamic addition the team.
Nearly 10 Billion Taxpayer Dollars Saved by Bipartisan Coastal Law: New Economic Study
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Nearly 10 Billion Taxpayer Dollars Saved by Bipartisan Coastal Law: New Economic Study

Study comes as Coastal Barrier Resources System undergoes 9-state revision after Hurricane Sandy

Support Open Space for Birds
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Support Open Space for Birds

We need your help now! Connecticut needs to preserve open space and provide adequate stewardship of open space that has already been acquired.

The Magnuson-Stevens Act
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The Magnuson-Stevens Act

Why a law that protects fish matters to birds

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.

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