Chapter Assembly shows strength of the chapter network

More than 100 chapter leaders assemble in Yosemite to learn and share ideas about bird conservation.

Audubon California's Mike Lynes talks about policy advocacy at the 2016 Audubon California Chapter Assembly. Photo: JoLynn Taylor

More than 100 chapter leaders from 32 chapters attended Audubon California’s Chapter Assembly at the Tanaya Lodge near Yosemite Nov. 4-6. This event was the first of its kind in five years, and chapter leaders made the most of it, attending workshops on climate, fundraising, water, social media, and policy. The gathering also featured a chapter congress, where the volunteers shared their ideas on policy priorities for the coming year. On the first evening, noted birding guide author David Sibley spoke to the group, saying “Birds are the best ambassadors of the natural world.”

Author David Sibley poses for pictures with attendees following his talk. Photo: JoLynn Taylor
Birding on the deck behind the hotel -- because that's what we do. Photo: Desiree Loggins
Attendees workshop ideas at the chapter congress. Photo: Desiree Loggins
Listening carefully. Photo: JoLynn Taylor
Showing off their cool birding T-shirts. Photo: JoLynn Taylor

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