Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

Established in 1968 – A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970

Legislation and Updates

Update on Constitution Pipeline

DOAS has been involved in legal action regarding the proposed Constitution Pipeline as an intervenor in the proceedings. We are represented by the environmental law firm Earthjustice, along with the Sierra Club,

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More help needed for the seas

Last month we wrote of pending regulations that would reduce the toll on marine creatures from bycatch death at the hands of foreign fisheries. There is another opportunity to help

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June Conservation Update

An opportunity to strengthen the nation’s most important bird protection law–The greatest achievement of the Audubon Society came in 1918, with the passage of the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act

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April Legislation Update

Threat to lead control–Under the leadership of Tom Salo, our Chapter has been in the forefront of an effort to reduce or hopefully eliminate the significant danger that spent lead ammunition poses to

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January 2015 Conservation Update

Aquatic invasive species measure proposed for Otsego County — With invasive species such as the zebra mussel, Eurasian watermilfoil, and spiny water flea appearing in New York State waters and elsewhere, it is

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March 2014 Legislation Update

Second chance for wolves—The gray wolf populations of the western US have a possible reprieve from decimation by state wildlife managers. In 2011, Congress overrode the Endangered Species Act, and turned wolf management

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Legislation Update – February 2014

The Governor’s Environmental Plans— NY Governor Andrew Cuomo presented his State of the State address in mid-January and although the environment was not a major focus, he did lay out some proposals worthy

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Legislation Update – October 2013

 Last chance for wolf protection—The federal government is planning to remove Endangered Species Protection for nearly all grey wolves in the lower 48 states. This extreme action would leave wolf management in the

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Legislation Update – September 2013

Climate change—accelerating—The evidence that the warming of our planet is human-caused, and that it is happening faster than previously thought, continues to rise along with the temperature. A study by Stanford climate scientists

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Legislation Update – June 2013

NY State Legislature—Any Hope for End-of-Session Action?—The state legislature is scheduled to adjourn on June 20, and several important environmental bills are still pending, most awaiting State Senate action. As

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Legislation Update – May 2013

Campaign and lobbying reform in Albany—a green issue? There has been much discussion this legislative session regarding campaign reform—including limiting donations to candidates—and putting caps on lobbying of legislators. This

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Legislation Update – April 2013

April 2013 Moratorium on fracking debated in Albany — Legislation to place a two-year moratorium on hydrofracked gas drilling in NY State was approved overwhelmingly by the State Assembly in

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2021 Christmas Bird Counts

The annual Christmas Bird Count, begun in 1900, is the oldest and one of the largest citizen science projects in the Western Hemisphere. This will be our local Audubon’s 53rd

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Statewide Waterfowl Count on January 16

The NY State Ornithological Association’s annual statewide waterfowl count is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.  DOAS covers Otsego Lake and the Susquehanna River above Unadilla, the Unadilla River, and Cannonsville

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Bald Eagle, Photo by Carl Higgs

Eagle Trip for DOAS Members

This winter’s field trip to view wintering Bald Eagles around the Delaware County rivers and reservoirs is scheduled for Saturday, January 15, 2022. Eagles concentrate around open water in the

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Through the Eyes and Lives of Crows

Opportunities and Challenges of Anthropogenic Change Anthropogenic change, especially urbanization and climate change, is challenging all organisms, including humans, to adapt. Evolutionary ecologists predict that behaviorally more flexible animals, especially

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We envision a healthy world where people and wildlife thrive and natural resources are protected.
The mission of Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is to protect our natural environment and connect people with nature
 to benefit birds and other wildlife through conservation, education, research and advocacy.

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
P.O. Box 544
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 397-3815

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