The mission of the Northeast Kingdom Audubon Society is to foster the stewardship and enjoyment of birds, other wildlife and natural habitats. NEK Audubon is a Vermont chapter of the National Audubon Society. The National Audubon Society - dedicated to protecting birds, wildlife and our shared environment, and works on the national stage and locally toward restoring and protecting our natural legacy, securing funding for vital conservation programs, and preserving key natural resource protections. The Audubon Society has had a grassroots presence in Vermont since the founding of "The Audubon Society of Vermont" in 1901, and has grown to over 4,000 members with 8 volunteer chapters throughout the state. Through the active engagement of volunteers at the grassroots level, Audubon Vermont has played an important role in securing key environmental protection in Vermont through environmental education, science and public policy initiatives.