The National Audubon Society
The National Audubon Society saves birds and their habitats throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization.
In 2013, Louis Bacon received the esteemed Audubon Medal in honor of his legacy of conservation. Mr. Bacon’s family foundation, The Moore Charitable Foundation, and National Audubon Society established Audubon Works and The Moore Charitable Foundation Energy Siting Resource Center to empower citizens to urge their communities to make wise, conservation-minded decisions about reducing the environmental impact of energy transmission lines and other energy infrastructure projects.
Located within the Audubon Works online community, The Moore Charitable Foundation Energy Siting Resource Center provides information on transmission regulations and its underpinning decision-making process, a searchable library, local success stories, and a downloadable webinar series about renewable energy development. This suite of resources empowers Audubon’s powerful grassroots network to address the highest-priority energy siting threats across the country and make beneficial choices for birds, wildlife and people.
The Moore Charitable Foundation has also supported Audubon’s work to protect birds and habitat in Long Island and in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. In addition, executive director of The Moore Charitable Foundation, Ann Colley, is a member of the Rachel Carson Awards Council, which bestows the Rachel Carson Award to an outstanding woman conservation leader. The annual award is an initiative of Audubon’s Women in Conservation program, which engages girls and women in conservation by providing a forum for education, information sharing and exchange of ideas.
“To match the pace of energy development, Audubon must ensure our nationwide network is informed, trained and focused on the best opportunities to create meaningful change. In partnership with The Moore Charitable Foundation, Audubon is equipping community leaders to advocate sane, common-sense solutions that protect people and wildlife while meeting our nation’s energy needs. By proactively engaging energy challenges in communities across the country, we have the power to protect our great natural heritage and design a better future for our children and grandchildren.”
– David Yarnold, Audubon’s 10th President of the National Audubon Society.
Learn more about the National Audubon Society here.