About Us

The Orleans Audubon Society is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of wildlife and wild places of the southeastern U.S. and to fostering an understanding and appreciation of nature.

The Orleans Audubon Society is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1949 and incorporated in the State of Louisiana on November 17, 1970.

We are a Chapter of the National Audubon Society, 859 members strong, servicing the following parishes: Washington, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, St. John the Baptist, Orleans, Terrebonne, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, and Lafourche Parishes.

HAPPENING NOW

Swallow-tailed Kite in Flight

Land and Water Conservation Fund reauthorized for another 3 years

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was created in 1964, creating a fund that would take royalties from oil and gas drilling and put those dollars into land acquisition for recreation and conservation. Congress has the authority to appropriate up to $900 million annually for the LWCF, but it has never come close to this level of funding. This 50-year-old program expired on September 30, 2015. On December 18, 2015, Congress passed the Omnibus, $1.1 trillion spending bill for Fiscal Year 2016.

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Orleans Audubon Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization. Your gift is tax deductible if you itemize.