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Strategic Plan 2013-2017


The Audubon Naturalist Society inspires residents of the greater Washington, DC, region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.


The Audubon Naturalist Society seeks to create a larger and more diverse community of people who treasure the natural world and work to preserve it.


Transform ANS Nature Sanctuaries into flagship nature destinations that showcase nature interpretation, habitat restoration and environmental best practices in a welcoming, safe, comfortable, and educational environment for people at every stage of life.

 Objective 1

Transform our nature sanctuaries into a dynamic model for nature education and interpretation for visitors of all ages.

Objective 2

Renovate and develop sanctuary buildings and infrastructure to showcase environmental best practices and create a highly productive workplace.

Objective 3

Restore Woodend Sanctuary habitats to increase species diversity and model best practices.