Audubon California was formed in 1997 as the National Audubon Society’s California Field Office. This was part of a national effort to provide a stronger link between Audubon’s national and local conservation activities. Establishing state field offices has helped decentralize operations and strengthen relations between Audubon chapters and the National Audubon Society. Audubon California is responsible for setting its strategic course, raising its own funds and accomplishing our mission within California. We have a California board of directors that, while serving in an advisory capacity, helps guide and support Audubon California. Audubon California focuses on three key strategies to accomplish our work: direct conservation, policy & advocacy, and education & outreach.