The Redwood Region Audubon Society (RRAS) was founded in 1969. It encompasses Humboldt, Del Norte and western Trinity Counties in northwest California.
- We advocate for the protection of birds and other wildlife by supporting local conservation efforts.
- Redwood Region Audubon Society advocates for education, sponsoring over 100 field trips annually, monthly presentations, and other events related to birds and other wildlife each year. These range from our weekly bird walks in the Arcata Marsh, to talks and field trips on the tracking of birds and mammals, to birding trips to Steen's Mountain, Oregon.
- Our conservation committee recently reviewed the Coast Seafood expansion plan, is initiating a local campaign to create bird-friendly yards and communities and is implementing a habitat improvement plan within the former “Devil’s Playground” area of Eureka.
- Anyone can join Redwood Region Audubon Society. Your membership sponsors our newsletter, webpage, regular monthly programs, conservation meetings, field trips, bird surveys, and a bird alert hotline.
RRAS is a volunteer, nonprofit organization with about 500 members that rely 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. As a host of citizen activist groups, the NEC 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.