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Audubon Southwest
September newsletter 2021
Agency scientists visiting Rio Grande at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, which dries almost every year
The Momentary Reprieve of Rain on the Rio Grande
Rain is good, but adapting to climate change is better. Read more
Agency scientists visiting Rio Grande at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, which dries almost every year
Ridgway's Rail /
Proposed Interstate 11 Update.
Advocacy does pay off.
Ridgway's Rail / Claudio Contreras Koob
American Kestrel
It's Time for New Mexico to Invest in Conservation
Completing desperately-needed on-the-ground restoration and conservation projects would help with many of the problems New Mexico faces by providing jobs, creating climate resiliency, diversifying the economy, and improving habitat for species in need.
American Kestrel / Jon d'Allesio Audubon Photography Awards
News from our Centers: Funding for education!
students at RDAC
Randall Davey Audubon Center, Santa Fe
Randall Davey Audubon Center is a recipient of the 2021 Outdoor Equity Fund! Read more
students at RDAC
Nature Explorations
Nature Explorations Program at Rio Salado Invests in the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders
Audubon Southwest is launching a youth leadership and community engagement program called Nature Explorations at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center. Read more
Nature Explorations
American Avocet
September's Bird of the month: American Avocet
American Avocets specialize in using ephemeral wetlands of the arid western United States, and are effective indicators of environmental stressors within western wetlands.
American Avocet / Susan Hodgson Audubon Photography Awards
Audubon volunteers strike a pose
Sign up for AZ Conservation Workdays
Restoring and improving natural habitats helps both wildlife and people adapt to environmental changes. Flooding results in trash in our rivers and fires destroy habitat and cause erosion, Do your part this fall to help Audubon help birds! After a long hiatus, we are back to offering small, outdoor volunteer activities, so check out our schedule and sign up today.  
Audubon volunteers strike a pose
ASW events
Upcoming Events
Groundwater in Arizona. Why is groundwater important to birds, communities, and the environment? Increase your understanding of the issues surrounding groundwater in rural Arizona, and join us for this special series of panels, presentations, and conversations. Register for the first event on September 22 here.

.¿Por qué las aguas subterráneas son importantes para las aves, las comunidades, y el medio ambiente? Aumente su comprensión de los problemas que rodean las aguas subterráneas en las zonas rurales de Arizona y únase a nosotros para esta serie especial de paneles, presentaciones y conversaciones. Regístrese para el primer evento el 22 de septiembre aquí

Birds AND beer? It doesn't get better than this… or does it? Made possible through a collaboration between Prescott Audubon, Audubon Southwest, and Wren House Brewing Company, attendees will enjoy a beer brewed special for this event – Black Hawk Dark Lager! Attendees will enjoy a free beer tasting (21+) and a presentation on an amazing partnership between conservation biologists & farmers along the Verde River.

Read more on Prescott Audubon Society’s Facebook page.


How the Colorado River shortage is Affecting AZ and NM, with Audubon Arizona’s Policy Director, Haley Paul and Colorado River Program Director, Jennifer Pitt:

Officials declare first-ever water shortage at Lake Mead

Bureau of Reclamation announces water cutbacks for agriculture

Colorado River states brace for historic cutbacks

What the future holds for water in the west

In NM:
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s 30 x 30 order to protect land and water

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