BCAS GOALS FOR 2023-24

All of our goals are within reach if we work to make them happen.

Bay County Audubon Society (BCAS) was founded in 1962 by citizens dedicated to the preservation of natural areas and wildlife habitat. One of our primary goals is to increase the awareness and appreciation of wildlife and the natural habitat upon which it depends. Bay County Audubon Society has been a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization since 1975.

Bay County Audubon Society is a local chapter of Florida Audubon and the National Audubon Society serving Panama City and surrounding areas in Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Washington, Holmes and Jackson County.

Support Audubon shorebird efforts

Strategies to accomplish this include (but not limited to) beach shore- bird monitoring, rooftop monitoring of nesting shorebirds, offer programs to educate fishermen about how to treat accidentally hooked birds and reduce entanglement of coastal birds, turtles, and other wildlife.

Foster preservation and restoration of wildlife habitat

This includes (but not limited to) continued advocacy for responsible land acquisition for conservation, responsible development, the establishment of Critical Wildlife Areas, coastal waterway protection, service on advisory and service committees in our State Parks, working with FDOT to preserve wildlife corridors, and advocate for best conservation practices in our City and County Parks.

Educate the public on the importance of maintaining a sustainable environment

Continue to give presentations to community organizations, teach courses for adults, support programs that teach environmental principles to children of all ages. Collaborate with other environmental organizations.

Increase Chapter membership with an emphasis on recruiting young leaders

 Develop a general recruiting strategy and devise new programs that will attract young professionals.
If you would like to work on any of these goals or thinking about a board position, call any board member or officer, or come to a membership meeting.