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Audubon Dallas

Connecting People With Nature

aka Cedar Ridge Preserve

Dallas, TX

Mission

Our mission is to support and promote the conservation of birds and other wildlife, the protection of habitat and biodiversity, and the provision of education and opportunities for our entire community to observe and appreciate nature.

Ruling Year

2000

President

Anna Palmer

Main Address

PO Box 12713

Dallas, TX 75225 USA

Keywords

Connecting People With Nature

EIN

75-2876262

 Number

5597062276

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Forest Conservation (C36)

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Management of Cedar Ridge Preserve

Nature Walks & Field Trips

Junior Ranger Program

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Audubon Dallas is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society serving the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Its mission is to support and promote the conservation of birds and other wildlife and the protection of habitat and biodiversity in the area.

Audubon Dallas pursues its mission by preserving ecologically significant land in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and by providing educational programs and opportunities to observe and appreciate nature, thereby promoting awareness among local residents of the important role they play in protecting the environment. Audubon Dallas manages Cedar Ridge Preserve, a 600-acre natural habitat that hosts a wide variety of flora, fauna, and terrain, and serves as a vital setting for numerous migratory birds and butterflies. The Preserve also provides an idyllic setting for local residents and visitors to hike, observe and learn about nature. In addition to hosting nature walks in Cedar Ridge Preserve and field trips in other nearby sites, Audubon Dallas also offers a continuous series of educational classes and lectures at convenient locations in the Dallas area, to teach the community about the local environment and wildlife. These events highlight a variety of topics and are free to the general public.

Audubon Dallas has no paid staff, and is run entirely by volunteers. Our programs are supported by donations and dues from approximately 1,500 members. Cedar Ridge Preserve is managed by Audubon Dallas through an agreement with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Board. Audubon Dallas maintains trails and takes care of the day to day operations with a focus on maintaining habitat and natural species at the Preserve. We also partner with volunteers from the community on the third Saturday of each month to remove non-native plants and restore trails.

We will know if we are making progress in Cedar Ridge Preserve based on the successful restoration of native plants, the presence of more native birds, and the return of more migratory birds. Additionally, increased attendance at our educational events would indicate a greater appreciation for nature in our community.

We continue to manage the lands of Cedar Ridge Preserve to restore important plants, maintain a safe and hospitable environment for birds and wildlife, and encourage visits from the community to build the appreciation of our habitat. Visits now number over 400,000 per year.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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No

CEO OVERSIGHT

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No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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No

BOARD COMPOSITION

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No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No