Audubon Pennsylvania
April 2020
Barn Owl. Photo: Gail Bisson/Audubon Photography Awards
We're All Winging This Together
We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe. In these challenging and uncertain times, we’re reaching out to let you know that we are thinking of you. The health and well-being of our supporters, volunteers, visitors, and staff is of utmost importance to all of us here at Audubon Pennsylvania. In an effort to help protect our community from coronavirus (COVID-19), we have temporarily closed our offices and centers – most staff are working from home.

With the statewide closure of schools and many businesses, we understand that the resulting isolation and stress of these sudden changes can be overwhelming. Now more than ever, nature can provide us with respite and soothing experiences. We encourage you to pause and spend time outdoors where appropriate, and to be safe and healthy. In addition, we’ll keep you connected virtually with birds and nature, through resources online.

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and we are fully committed to doing everything we can to ensure the safety and well-being of our Audubon network. We are grateful for all of you and want you to know that we’re all winging this together

Stay safe,

Greg Goldman
Executive Director, Audubon Pennsylvania
Vice President, National Audubon Society
Golden-winged Warbler. Photo: Arni Stinnissen/Audubon Photography Awards

A New Approach to Forest Management

With Audubon’s latest science showing that nearly two-thirds of birds are at risk of extinction due to climate, it is critical that we find balanced solutions to reduce carbon emissions, while also seeking natural solutions to capture carbon. Audubon Pennsylvania’s Healthy Forest Program is setting out to do just that.

Recently, Audubon received over $183,000 in grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to create healthy forest habitats for birds and sequester carbon through partnerships with private landowners in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania. The grant will allow Audubon Pennsylvania to develop infrastructure to advance landscape-scale conservation on private lands by establishing Forest Bird Conservation Centers in the Pennsylvania Wilds and expanding the footprint of ongoing work in Pennsylvania Game Lands in the Laurel Highlands. This project will integrate best management practices for forest birds with actions designed to sequester carbon and amplify climate resiliency with forested ecosystems, marking the first known plan of its kind in the nation.
Online Learning
As a part of our efforts to adapt to the changing climate, we are creating free online lessons for everyone to enjoy! Join us every week to learn about a new topic. From the comfort of your home, explore nature, learn about birds, draw like John James Audubon, and more. Don’t miss out!
Great Blue Heron. Photo: Jun Zuo/Audubon Photography Awards
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