Mission and history
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.
The Redwood Region Audubon Society (RRAS) was founded in 1969. It is the northwestern California Chapter (encompassing Humboldt, Del Norte, and western Trinity County) of the National Audubon Society. This energetic community of conservation-minded people is active in many ways. RRAS is a volunteer, nonprofit organization with over 850 members that relies on the energy and commitment of those members to be a strong and effective local conservation organization.
RRAS is governed by a Board of Directors of between 9 and 13 members, who serve 2-year terms. Elections are held each January. It also has active committees that handle conservation, education, field trips, finance, membership, nominating, programs, publicity, and publications. View the Chapter Bylaws.
RRAS holds a seat on the Board of Directors of the Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC), founded in 1971. This nonprofit umbrella for a host of citizen activist groups has been at the forefront of every Klamath-Siskiyou regional environmental struggle for decades - from ancient redwoods, wild rivers, and recycling to toxics, energy, and endangered species.