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NH Audubon advocates for effective, science-based environmental policies through the activities of the Environmental Policy Committee (EPC) and Conservation Department staff. The EPC meets monthly to discuss current environmental issues and proposed legislation, and develop positions and strategies for advocacy. Committee members include representatives of NH Audubon staff, Board of Trustees, and membership at large.
At the federal level, NH Audubon provides comments on management plans for New Hampshire’s National Forest and National Wildlife Refuge lands, participates in selected proceedings of the Federal Environmental Regulatory Commission, joins coalitions to comment on proposed laws and regulations, and meets with Congressional delegates and staffers to discuss high priority environmental issues.
At the state level, staff scientists represent NH Audubon on the NH Forest Advisory Board, the NH Forest Legacy Board, and ad hoc state working groups, technical committees, and legislative commissions convened to address environmental and land management issues. EPC committee members review and testify at hearings for proposed environmental legislation and agency rules. NH Audubon provides comments on the NH Forest Resources Plan, major transportation projects, state energy policies, and contaminants issues.
Follow New Hampshire’s legislative process by monitoring the New Hampshire General Court website, which provides calendars and journals for the House and Senate, text of proposed bills, contact information for senators and representatives, and other useful information.
The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.
Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.