SOUTHWESTERN IDAHO'S CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY

History of Golden Eagle Audubon Society

Since 1972 GEAS has offered birding trips in and around the Treasure Valley, monthly programs, local Christmas Bird Counts, newsletters, and an annual banquet.  Over the years GEAS has grown in both membership and in our goals.  We have been active participants in local and national conservation issues and have supported local bird research. We continue to expand our education and outreach efforts and contribute to citizen science.

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Historic efforts include:

1972-1984

    • Opposed the use of DDT
    • Supported the creation of the Boise Greenbelt
    • Opposed discharge of harmful mining and milling wastes into streams in northern Idaho
    • Supported the preservation of the Barber Dam area as a nature preserve 
1985-1989

    • Opposed drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge
    • Conducted Breeding Bird Surveys
1990-1999

    • Supported the protection of non-game species in Idaho
    • Helped protect and preserve Hull's Gulch
    • Helped the City of Boise purchase the land to create Hyatt Hidden Wetlands Reserve 
2000-2009

    • Assisted with the creation of the Idaho Birding Trail
    • Advocated for the protection of Hubbard Reservoir
    • Began work to form partnerships to create Blacks Creek Bird Reserve
2010-2013

    • Created Family Bird Walks to engage children and families in birding
    • Joined Idaho Families for Clean Water coalition and helped oppose the CuMo mine project
    • Dedicated the newly created Blacks Creek Bird Reserve 

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"Golden Eagle Audubon Society" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 8261, Boise, ID 83707

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