Audubon's role in Alaska is to bring scientific perspective and support to broader, collective conservation efforts to defend or advance conservation-oriented public policies, primarily at the federal level.
Our ongoing policy objectives include:
- Secure permanent protection for priority areas across the Arctic, including the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and key sites within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in the Western Arctic;
- Secure permanent protection for watersheds with high ecological and community values distributed across the Tongass National Forest;
- Monitor threats to and defend significant bird populations and their habitats, emphasizing Alaska WatchList species and Important Bird Areas (IBAs);
- Monitor threats to and defend important wildlife populations and habitats, especially in the National Wildlife Refuge system;
- Highlight and address the effects of global climate disruption, and support efforts to identify and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in Alaska; and
- Seek protection of internationally-significant wildlife resources and their habitats in Alaska’s Arctic marine environment, emphasizing the Bering, Beaufort, and Chukchi seas.