From defending biodiversity to reducing climate change impacts, one of the most effective ways to protect Michigan birds is through engaging with and promoting sound environmental policy. Michigan Audubon, within its capacity, works with other conservation organizations, legislators, and grassroots groups to shape and strengthen the state’s environmental laws and regulations, particularly those that impact birds and their habitat. Michigan Audubon staff work frequently with the Michigan Environmental Council, the Michigan Songbird Protection Coalition, and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters to deploy action alerts and advocacy campaigns to citizens concerned with the welfare of birds and habitat.
Michigan Audubon relies on its members and the greater conservation community in Michigan to support our advocacy and policy in work in Michigan. Follow us on Facebook to stay connected to action alerts; we need your help to ensure sound wildlife management practices and the protection of birds, wildlife, and habitat in our state!
- Take action to opt out of Aerial Pesticide Application in response to EEE.
- Take action to Protect Sandhill Cranes.
- Sign the Michigan Audubon petition opposing hunting the Sandhill Crane population in Michigan; we will utilize this if the resolution moves to the federal level for review as well as support for our individual appeals to legislators.
Recent Position Statements and Action Alerts
- Position Statement on Aerial Spraying of Pesticides in Response to EEE.
- Position Statement on Michigan’s Community Cat Bill (HR 4596, June 2019)
- Position Statement on Proposal for Sandhill Crane Hunt (SR 30, April 2019)
- Position Statement on Congressman Bergman’s HR 4429
- Position Statement on Draft Common Merganser Control Policy and Procedures
- Position Statement on Proposal for Sandhill Crane Hunt (HR 0154)
- Position Statement for Proposal of Mourning Dove Hunt (June 2017)
- Opposition to car racing proposed at Belle Isle Park
- Position on SB78 Bill (“Anti-Biodiversity Bill”)
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