New York State
For the birders and birds of the Empire State
Published in the July 2009 issue of NY Birders
At the April 4, 2009 NYSOA Board of Directors meeting, a policy governing the organization’s involvement with conservation issues was adopted.
The policy establishes a bi-level approach for considering issues: those matters brought to NYSOA by members, the board, or the conservation committee should have “...regional, statewide or national relevance to birds.” Issues brought by NYSOA member organizations should “...have potential for local, regional, statewide or national relevance to birds.”
This distinction was made to ensure that NYSOA would be able to assist member organizations with their local issues, even if they did not meet the threshold of broader relevance. The board considers this support and service to member organizations as one of NYSOA’s most valuable and important roles.
In addition, the policy asks those bringing conservation issues to NYSOA to allow sufficient time for consideration by the Conservation Committee and the full board, and to provide supporting information to the committee.
The conservation policy is shown below. Please contact Andy Mason AndyMason@earthling.net with any questions. The Conservation Committee encourages members and member organizations to communicate conservation issues or concerns to them.
NEW YORK STATE ORNITHOLOGICAL ASSOC., INC. POLICY ON CONSERVATION ISSUES
NYSOA bylaws, Section 3.6. Conservation Committee:
In order to properly address conservation issues brought to NYSOA for the organization’s support or assistance, the following procedures shall apply:
Nothing in this policy shall preclude any delegate from bringing forth resolutions or other matters to the NYSOA Council of Delegates under the procedures of that body.
Adopted April 4, 2009