Audubon California was formed in 1997 as the National Audubon Society's California Field Office. This was part of a national effort to provide a stronger link between Audubon's national and local conservation activities. Audubon California is responsible for setting its strategic course, raising its own funds and accomplishing our mission within California. We have a California board of directors that, while serving in an advisory capacity, helps guide and support Audubon California. Audubon California focuses on three key strategies to accomplish our work: direct conservation, policy & advocacy, and education & outreach.