The Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society and the National Audubon Society, of which PV/SB
Audubon is the local chapter, are dedicated to the understanding and preservation of our natural heritage.
Within the framework of National Audubon Society policies, we seek and implement ways to preserve
indigenous flora and fauna, especially that of our local area, and provide educational services to the
region's communities with respect to birds, wildlife, ecology and conservation.
When it comes to rare plants and animals, disappearing habitats and pressing environmental concerns,
the Palos Verdes Peninsula, from tidepools to hilltop, is one of the most remarkable and vulnerable places
in California. For most of its million-year existence, what is now the Palos Verdes Peninsula was once
one of the Channel Islands. During that period, a unique flora and fauna evolved. Some of that uniqueness
survives, despite extensive landform and habitat alterations, and despite the mainland connection, better
know as the Los Angeles Basin.
The lowlands adjacent to the Palos Verdes Peninsula are important to wildlife, too. As wetlands continue
to fall victim to "progress," those that remain in the South Bay become ever more valuable. In addition, our
coastal strand still supports some of California's rarest birds and other creatures.
The Palos Verdes/South Bay chapter of the National Audubon Society has maintained an active presence
in the local community since 1978 by providing a resource for the educational and recreational services of
the area, promoting regional and national Audubon Society goals, supporting sound policy at all levels of
government, and encouraging responsible future leadership through the Audubon Youth Environmental
Service (YES) Program.
|Palos Verdes / South Bay Audubon Society
Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society, c/o Jess Morton
P.O. Box 2582, Palos Verdes, CA 90274