Press Center

Audubon California is one of the leading voices for birds and conservation in the Golden State, and a resource for members of the media looking for information on topics such as birds, habitat conservation, climate change, wildlife policy, and a variety of related issues. Representatives of our organization appear in the press regularly and are happy to share their expertise.

To speak to an Audubon California expert, contact our Communications Department:

Garrison Frost
Director of Marketing and Communications
gfrost@audubon.org
(415) 644-4604

Rachelle House
Development Communications Associate
rhouse@audubon.org
415.644.4601

Press releases

Governor signs bill to mitigate impacts of global warming and restore vital eelgrass bird habitat
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Governor signs bill to mitigate impacts of global warming and restore vital eelgrass bird habitat

— Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1363, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and sponsored by Audubon California.
Federal renewable energy plan will safeguard bird habitat in the desert while speeding California’s renewable energy goals
Wildlife-friendly Renewable Energy

Feds release bold plan to safeguard desert birds while developing renewable energy

— "This plan proves that we don’t have to choose between wildlife protection and renewable energy,” says Brigid McCormack, executive director of Audubon California.
Legislation regulating use of drones in wildlife areas  heads to the Governor’s desk
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Legislation regulating use of drones in wildlife areas heads to the Governor’s desk

— As more and more people are taking their drones for a spin in California's open spaces, there's concern that all these flying robots might not be so great for birds and other wildlife. Assembly Bill 2148, which passed out of concurrence this week, will require the state to create rules for drone use in state wildlife areas.
Groups call on state to use new Salton Sea MOU as a launching point for on-the-ground projects
Salton Sea

Groups call on state to use new Salton Sea MOU as a launching point for on-the-ground projects

— State and feds agree to protect the Salton Sea
Coastal California Gnatcatcher saved from endangered species delisting attempt
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Coastal California Gnatcatcher saved from endangered species delisting attempt

— Green groups triumph over developers’ efforts to thwart conservation of much-loved bird
Legislature's passage of Senate Bill 32 protects the health of people and birds
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Passage of SB 32 safeguards health of people and birds

— Extension of California's landmark climate change law extends the state's leadership in this vital area.
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Audubon California statement regarding proposed use of state cap-and-trade revenue

— Funding reinforces value of natural and working lands in helping the state meet its global greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.
Lake Mead announcement emphasizes importance of resolving water supply reliability in CO River and Salton Sea
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Lake Mead announcement emphasizes importance of resolving water supply reliability in CO River and Salton Sea

— Audubon California urges state and federal officials to secure water supply reliability in the Lower Colorado Basin and the Salton Sea.
100% of vulnerable Tricolored Blackbird  colonies on farmland saved
Tricolored Blackbird

100% of vulnerable Tricolored Blackbird colonies on farmland saved

— Buy-out program successfully protects imperiled California species