Conservation Advocacy

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Taking Action

Birds Connect Seattle advocates and organizes for cities where people and birds thrive. We frequently act on issues relating to urban forestry, bird-safe building design, pesticide reduction, and more. Read about our current and past conservation advocacy work here.

Join the Seattle Conservation Activist Network

The Seattle Conservation Activist Network (SCAN) email list is focused on local conservation news and action alerts. When you join and participate, you help Birds Connect Seattle become a stronger and more effective conservation organization. As a SCAN-er, we’ll notify you when opportunites arise to advocate for Seattle-area cities where people and birds thrive.

Current Action Alerts

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Past Action Alerts

Protect trees for a climate-resilient city. The heatwave our region experienced at the end of June 2021 made clear that the deadly impacts of climate change are here. We must act now to improve our resilience and prepare for the future. An equitably-distributed and protected urban forest is one of our best hopes for becoming a climate-resilient city. Join us in urging Seattle city leaders to improve urban forest protections today. (ended spring 2022)

Support urgent climate solutions. Sign in pro for the Washington STRONG Act. The Washington STRONG Act would raise billions of dollars for immediate investments in meaningful climate solutions. Learn how you can support this important climate action in under one minute. (ended March 4, 2021)

Ensure the Washington STRONG Act gets a public hearing. Climate change is the biggest threat to the future of people and birds. This legislative session, we have the opportunity to make a big investment toward a more livable future. Join us in urging our representatives to set a hearing for the act! (ended Feb 19, 2021)

Ask Dept. of Construction and Inspections for stronger protections for trees on private property (public comment ended Aug. 17, 2020)


Litigation can be an important advocacy tool. Read about Birds Connect Seattle’s involvement, if any, in the challenges below.

Redevelopment at Fort Lawton:

  • Native Wildlife Protective Organization v. City of Seattle: Not Involved
  • Discovery Park Community Alliance & Elizabeth Campbell v. City of Seattle: Not involved

Marbled Murrelet Long-term Conservation Strategy:

  • Marbled Murrelet and Public Lands: Supportive, though not party