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Conservation and Activism
As part of our mission to preserve and protect wildlife and natural ecosystems, EMAS is closely involved with the Audubon Important Bird Areas (IBA) program. Three local IBAs are a focus of our organization's efforts: the Plott/Great Balsam Mountains, the Black and Great Craggy Mountains, and Bull Creek. Information about these IBAs is located on Audubon NC's IBA website. Bird counts and other research are ongoing. Please email EMAS if you have any questions about our work in these IBAs.

One of the greatest threats to birds is collisions with windows on houses and office buildings. The American Bird Conservancy provides very useful information on
preventing window strikes.

Get involved in conservation issues!

Visit the National Audubon Society Action Center page to learn how you can take action on conservation issues that are currently in the news.
Let your voice be heard on conservation and environmental issues! Here's contact information for our Congressional representatives:

Congressman Patrick McHenry (District 10)
160 Midland Ave.
Black Mountain, NC 28711
phone: 828-669-0600

Congressman Mark Meadows (District 11)
200 N. Grove St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
phone: 828-693-5660

Senator Richard Burr
151 Patton Ave., Suite 204
Asheville, NC 28801
phone: 828-350-2437
fax: 828-350-2439

Senator Thom Tillis
310 New Bern Ave., Suite 122
Raleigh, NC 27601
phone: 919-856-4630
fax: 919-856-4053
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