Bay County Audubon Society (BCAS) was founded in 1962 by citizens dedicated to the preservation of natural areas and wildlife habitat. One of our primary goals is to increase
the awareness and appreciation of wildlife and the natural habitat upon which it depends. Bay County Audubon Society has been a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization since 1975.
Bay County Audubon Society is a local chapter of Florida Audubon and the National Audubon Society serving Panama City and surrounding areas in Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Washington, Holmes and Jackson County.
BCAS GOALS FOR 2017-18
1. Enhance community education and outreach efforts to inform the general public about factors that contribute to habitat change/loss by establishing a Plants for Birds committee emphasizing the use of native plants.
2. Continue ongoing efforts to develop and support for Bay County wildlife rehabilitation options.
3. Develop strategies to increase Chapter membership and retention.
4. Cultivate Chapter leadership through outreach to our members and fill all vacant offices and committee chair positions.
5. Participate in important local, state, and National events that support best conservation practices by service on advisory committees for State Park Unit Management plans and water quality management programs.
6. In concert with other members of the Northwest Regional Conservation Committee, develop a BCAS advocacy plan for Florida Forever and other land acquisition programs.
7.Continue sound management of Laidlaw Preserve, Parker Audubon Preserve and other BCAS properties with a particular emphasis on removal of exotic invasive plants.