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Advocacy Efforts

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SCVAS is one of the most active and successful conservation organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We work in cooperation with other stakeholders on issues that are critical to preserving birds, wildlife, and habitat. Our Environmental Advocate, Shani Kleinhaus, and Environmental Action Committee (EAC) are currently working on many efforts, only some of them are listed below and at the links above.

Keeping Birds Safe

Bird Safe Buildings Promoting buildings that reduce bird window strikes and interference with migration in the Bay Area.

Renewable Energy

• Wind Power Working to reduce bird kills by supporting the use of properly sited wind turbines, using fewer and better-designed turbines, and supporting better management of turbine operation.

• Save Panoche Valley Supports well-placed alternative energy and opposes a landscape-scale solar array which would destroy this designated Important Bird Area of Global Priority.

Environmental Review

SCVAS has a long history of reviewing and commenting on many California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents as an important means of protecting birds and their habitats in the Bay Area.

Past Efforts

Cargill's proposed development in San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay Salt Pond restoration
Ulistac Natural Area
Coyote Valley