Luke Franke / Audubon
Seattle Audubon advocates and organizes for cities where people and birds thrive. We frequently act on issues relating to urban forestry, bird-safe building design, pesticide reduction, and more. Read about our current and past conservation advocacy work here.
The Seattle Conservation Activist Network (SCAN) email list is focused on local conservation news and action alerts. When you join and participate, you help Seattle Audubon become a stronger and more effective conservation organization. As a SCAN-er, we’ll notify you when opportunites arise to advocate for Seattle-area cities where people and birds thrive.
Current Action Alerts
Our voices are stronger together. To take action on current conservation issues, check here:
Has a bird ever hit your window? Tell us your story and help make Seattle-area cities safer for birds.
Past Action Alerts
Ask Dept. of Construction and Inspections for stronger protections for trees on private property (Public Comment ended Aug. 17, 2020)
Publications and Letters
Read more on the issues we’ve commented on:
- Public Comment to Seattle Dept. of Construction and Inspections regarded proposed Director’s Rule on trees
- Letter to Shoreline City Council in Support of Save Shoreline Trees’ Efforts to Preserve Trees along Dayton Ave
- Urging Mayor Durkan’s Support for Updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance
- Urging Seattle Area State Senators to Improve Oil Transportation Safety (HB 1578)
- Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program Draft Environmental Impact Statement
- Urging Representative Jayapal to co-sponsor the Bird-Safe Buildings Act
- Letter in Opposition to Canadian Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
- RE: Currently Proposed Changes to Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance
- Strengthening Seattle’s tree ordinances
- Support for the Native Plant Garden at Mercerdale Park, Mercer Island
- Letter to our Senator to defend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
- King County Land Conservation Initiative
- Wayne Golf Course – Bothell, WA
- Thanking our Senator for fighting for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
- Protection for Snow Lakes – Alpine Lakes Wilderness
- Increased protection for Sharp-tailed Grouse
- Seattle Audubon in support of Discovery Park Strategic Plan
- In support of Puget Sound being a No-Discharge Zone
Litigation can be an important advocacy tool. Read about Seattle Audubon’s involvement, if any, in the challenges below.
- Native Wildlife Protective Organization v. City of Seattle: Not Involved
- Discovery Park Community Alliance & Elizabeth Campbell v. City of Seattle: Not involved
Marbled Murrelet Long-term Conservation Strategy:
- Marbled Murrelet and Public Lands: Supportive, though not party