New York City Audubon's Strategic Vision

Jamaica Bay Sunset Don Riepe

In September 2011, after numerous meetings with staff, board and volunteers to share opinions and set priorities, NYC Audubon’s board of directors finalized the Strategic Plan for 2011-2015.

The board had some big decisions to make as it has the job of keeping the country's most densely populated urban area safe for the birds that migrate through or stay to breed in one of the world's largest natural harbors, an internationally significant habitat for 350 bird species, occupying 300 square miles of land, 580 miles of shoreline, and 53,000 remaining acres of natural lands-all with a staff of six people.

Priorities were set. A primary goal in the new strategic plan is to focus our conservation efforts where the greatest good can be accomplished. After much thought and debate, the choices made include Jamaica Bay, arguably the Northeast's most significant wetland and perhaps the most important place for birds in the City; Western Long Island Sound/The Narrows, a highly urbanized estuary, yet still of great ecological significance; and Staten Island, the least developed of all five boroughs with large tracts of natural areas.

The tasks before us in these priority territories and throughout New York City are to improve stopover and breeding habitat, monitor bird populations for trends that signal danger, reduce threats to birds from buildings, and contribute substantially to changes in laws and government programs to protect birds and their habitat. Another important goal of the new strategic plan is to increase the number and diversity of people engaged in conservation of New York City's birds and the natural lands chat support them.

Yes, we have a big job, but we've got both oars in the water and our binoculars around our necks!

For the full plan, click here, or call 212-691-7483 to request a printed copy.

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