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's Conservation Agenda in the 115th Congress
Public Policy

Audubon's Conservation Agenda in the 115th Congress

A look at our conservation priorities amidst the many changes in Washington in 2017

Audubon Joins with Connecticut Legislators to Protect Open Space
Public Policy

Audubon Speaks Out to Protect CT Open Space

At a press conference and public hearing on February 15, 2017, Audubon Connecticut, State Legislators, and other conservation leaders shared the importance of a new House Bill that will provide cities and towns an option to protect open space. Can we count on you to encourage its passage?

Help Preserve Open Space for Birds and People in Connecticut
Public Policy

Action Alert - Help Preserve Open Space for Birds and People in Connecticut

Please take action to support Project Green Space! Contact your Connecticut legislators today.

Tackling Policy Issues in 2017
Public Policy

Tackling Policy Issues in 2017

Audubon Connecticut is armed with determination and dedicated advocates—ready to make a difference this legislative session

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Announces Creation of Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Announces Creation of a New Wildlife Refuge

October 25, 2016—Exciting news! Thanks to a great coordinated response by Audubon, the new Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge has been created to conserve key shrubland habitat in the Northeast.

Cuts Too DEEP
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Cuts Too DEEP

Connecticut state parks, wildlife habitats, open space, and clean air and water are at risk. This is a statewide issue that impacts all of us.

Audubon and DEEP Work to Protect Imperiled Bird Species
Important Bird Areas

Audubon and DEEP Work to Protect Imperiled Bird Species

Thanks to statewide efforts, the establishment of these five Important Bird Areas on state-owned and privately held lands will help safeguard critical habitat and jeopardized birds

New Haven Designated an Urban Bird Treaty City
Conservation

New Haven Designated an Urban Bird Treaty City

On May 14, 2016, Mayor Toni Harp, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Pam Toschik, Chief of Migratory Birds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other community partners came together to celebrate and sign a monumental treaty for the protection of migratory birds

Help Create a New Wildlife Refuge
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A New Wildlife Refuge on the Horizon?

Efforts are underway to support a new northeastern wildlife refuge—the deadline to comment was Friday, March 4, 2016—view Audubon Connecticut's comments here

Audubon Connecticut Hosts 'Commissioner In Your Corner'
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Audubon Connecticut Hosts 'Commissioner In Your Corner'

DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee discusses wildlife efforts in CT at event gathering at the Bent of the River sanctuary in Southbury

How you can help, right now

How you can help, right now