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The Audubon Society of Corvallis strives to:
- Educate the public about birds, other wildlife, and the importance of their habitats;
- Advocate responsible public policy and personal behavior that respects, conserves, and restores wildlife habitat; and
- Provide opportunities for people to enjoy nature.
Audubon Society of Corvallis
PO Box 148
Corvallis, OR 97339
ASC was founded in 1972 as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization (501(c)3 by a group of local birders and conservationists. We are a non-partisan organization. Although we are a chapter of the National Audubon Society (NAS), our members pay dues locally, which go toward funding our local activities.
We encourage the community to understand wildlife, their habitats, and their importance to the entire world. Other activities include:
- Host monthly speakers on topics related to birds, conservation, and natural history, and meeting are open to the public
- Lead bird watching and other natural history trips locally, regionally, and internationally
- Provide programs for elementary schoolchildren, including programs on raptors, nesting behavior, and shorebirds
- Provide additional educational opportunities for kids and adults through Open House and Sunday programs at Hesthavn Nature Center Girl Scouts, and at other locations for Winter Wildlife Field Day, Girl Scouts, Chintimini Open House, Get Outdoor Day at Peavy Arboretum, and many others
- Continue monitoring nesting success on the ASC Bluebird Trail, which was established in 1976 to increase and sustain bluebirds. Our comparatively simple project grew to include thousands of nest boxes in Benton and neighboring counties. Data are submitted to several organizations.
- Distribute “The CHAT” newsletter 10 months per year. Copies of the CHAT are stored at Oregon State University’s library.
- Continue to restore Hesthavn Nature Center and Hesthavn grounds to provide natural programs for all ages
- Keep members apprised of current legislation and policy related to birds, wildlife, and habitat. The Conservation committee provides information relevant to those issues to allow members to be well informed. We are a non-partisan organization and do not campaign on behalf of candidates.