RRAS is the northwestern California Chapter of the National Audubon Society, with over 850 members in Humboldt, Del Norte, and western Trinity County.
We carry out Our Mission through Fieldtrips, Meetings, our Newsletter,
Special Events, Data Collection, Education Activities, and Lectures.
Our Membership page outlines some of the many ways you can get involved.
The Friday of April 10, 2015 the monthly RRAS talk will be given at our new location, The Eureka High School Media Center, 1915 J St., Eureka, CA. Chris West, senior wildlife biologist for the Yurok Tribe, will briefly discuss the biology of condors and their history in the region. Condors have been culturally significant to regional native peoples, and it was only natural for the Yurok Tribe to get involved in recovery efforts. Chris will update us on what 6 years of habitat assessment by the tribe has revealed about conditions in our area and how work toward condor recovery here in the Pacific Northwest is progressing. He'll also discuss next steps that it is hoped will lead to the shadows of these giant birds gracing our northern forests once again. In addition at 7:00 PM there will be an early showing in the Eureka High School Bird Room of the mounted Condor for those that wish see the real bird. The April 10 Program program flyer is here:
The April and May 2015 Trip List is hot off the press! View and print the list and start making plans!
The yearly Student Bird Art Contest at Godwit Days sponsored By the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society is upon us. There are great prizes for the K-12 artists that are just waiting to bloom like the Birds and Plants of Spring. 2015 SBAC
The Conservation Committee has been hard at work developing a chapter policy on marijuana cultivation and restoration of environmental damage caused by some grow sites. The following is RRAS's policy on marijuana cultivation that was released to the public on January 7, 2015. Marijuana Policy Letter
This year's Raptor Count information has been added to our data collection. You can
view the new information at: 2015 Raptor Count
RRAS and the NEC jointly will hold the first annual 2015 Tim McKay Birdathon May 1,2015 thru May 9, 2015. Birdathon
The RRAS offers weekly, monthly, and yearly field trips and events. Please view our calendar to learn more about what is happening this month.
Full descriptions of our events may be found on our Events page.
Our Mission: a) act to promote a wise, balanced, responsible, and ethical use of natural systems on a local, national, and global scale; and b) protect the biotic and abiotic components of local, national, and global natural systems.
*Photos on this page by Leslie Anderson. Do not use without permission of the author.