BVAS Conservation Strategies

To accomplish our conservation mission, BVAS may use some or all of the following strategies:


1. Engage at the local level on land use planning issues.

  • Review, analyze, and comment on local EIRs.
  • Participate in special committees regarding specific proposed plans with regional significance (i.e. GPs, North County MHCP, BV Lagoon Enhancement, development projects, etc.)
  • Meet regularly with regional and municipal planners to discuss proposed projects.
  • Participate in a coalition of non-profit organizations to develop and implement a coordinated regional conservation strategy.
  • Meet regularly with state and federal resource and regulatory agencies to discuss local conservation issues.
Black-crowned Night-Heron San Dieguito Lagoon 2011 06 01-8.CR2

2. Support state, national, and international conservation causes.

  • Communicate BVAS positions to elected officials and regulatory agencies via phone trees, e-mail, and letter writing campaigns.
Dovie and Steve talk about erosion

3. Educate the membership and general public on conservation issues.

  • Monthly conservation update in Lagoon Flyer
  • Conservation message in exhibits at Nature Center
  • Conservation activities for children at Nature Center
  • Media releases, social media, and letters-to-editor regarding conservation issues
  • Conservation messages in monthly general meetings and periodic programs
  • Partner with other conservation groups in developing and offering joint conservation programs to the public.

4. Acquire, restore, and manage ecologically important land within the BVAS geographic sphere of interest, as an independent organization or in partnership with other conservation groups or agencies.

Our Mission

To protect and preserve our region's birds, biodiversity, and threatened habitats, and to promote conservation of our natural resources through advocacy, education, and both habitat restoration and management.

Mailing Address

Buena Vista Audubon
PO Box 480
Oceanside, CA 92049

Nature Center

2202 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054



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