Bird Conservation Priorities for the Next Administration

Bird conservation rarely gets the attention of political candidates, but it should. The birding community is a large group some 70 million strong, and birds are important environmental indicators that can help identify broader problems. Through conserving birds, we can also help address some of the larger wildlife and environmental issues confronting the nation.

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* 1. If you had to pick one, what would you say is the most important policy priority for the next administration to help conserve America’s native birds?

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* 2. What other policy priority to conserve America's native birds do you think is most important for the next administration?

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* 3. In thinking a bit more about policies related to bird-friendly renewable energy production, what should be the next administration’s primary focus?

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* 4. Recently, some in Congress have made efforts to weaken or diminish important bird protection laws. What actions should the next administration take to promote strong protections for birds?

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* 5. In thinking a bit more on important federal programs that provide funding for birds, what should be the next administration’s single most important goal?

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* 6. Habitat Conservation: Please rank the following specific policy priorities related to habitat conservation in order of importance (1 is most important and 4 is least important).

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