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Mission Statement

The mission of Green-Rock Audubon Society, Inc. is to restore, preserve, and protect the environment for us and future generations through education, activism, and conservancy.

About Us

Green-Rock Audubon Society, Inc. was incorporated in 1991 as a Section 501 C (3) non-profit corporation and is a local chapter of the National Audubon Society. Between 2000 and 2004 we acquired a conservation easement and 250 acres of land so we are a land trust. In 2007 we began aggressively restoring our property.


Check out the Annual Meeting information as reported by Tony Ends Here


Check out the new format of our Quarterly Newsletter - The Green-Rock Naturalist

  • Learn what GRAS workers found in Androne Woods
  • Say Hi! to Eliza and work the crossword puzzle
  • The 2015 Bird Seed Sale information (Click here for the PDF order form)
  • What is your Outdoor IQ?
  • Find out about some important Legislation that impacts the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  • Upcoming events
  • and much, much more
  • You can find the Current Newsletter and Archived Newsletters in the left coloum of each page or click here to see the current Newsletter.


Help Chimney Swifts by helping us with our website!

The Wisconsin Chimney Swift Working Group is looking for a volunteer who can help us develop our website (see If you have website skills (Word Press in particular) and some free time, we would love to have your help.

Please contact Dory Owen at or (608) 345-8272 (cell).


Karen Etter Hale

Chair, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative Director of Community Relations,

Wisconsin Audubon Council


Prairie Burns

GRAS has contracted with Pheasants Forever for prairie burns, and they were able to take advantage of the beautiful weather we're having in southern Wisconsin! These are photos of the burn in process at Cleophas and Gabower-Reilly Reserves.


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The National Audubon Society's

Adopt a Bird.

Give a gift to someone special and protect birds.

Let’s face it, this winter has been harsh. March blizzards, polar vortices, wind chills, oh my.

But spring is finally here, and with it the promise of gentler weather — and birds!

Help us celebrate by adopting one of America’s most beloved harbingers of spring.

Choose from among:

  • The Northern Cardinal;
  • The NEW, LIMITED EDITION Eastern Bluebird; or
  • The NEW, LIMITED EDITION Baltimore Oriole

Each adoption features a life-like bird plush that plays a recording of the bird’s call when you squeeze it. You also get a certificate of adoption, a year’s subscription to Audubon magazine and membership in your local chapter.

Adoptions make perfect gifts for the bird lovers in your life (or for yourself).

Best of all, your symbolic adoption will help support Audubon’s real-world efforts to protect birds and their habitats from coast to coast!

Let’s put this snowy, icy winter behind us once and for all. Adopt a bird of spring today!


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Explore the world of birds with Audubon's completely re-imagined website.

You'll find the compelling stories and stunning photographs that you've come to expect from Audubon magazine along with new daily content offerings and a wealth of web-exclusive material.

Audubon's new mobile-friendly bird guide features exclusive bird descriptions from pre-eminent bird author Kenn Kaufman and illustrations from David Allen Sibley.

Simple instructions and testimonials from birders such as Jonathan Franzen and Jane Alexander make it easy to get into the world of birds.

Find out about Audubon's on the ground conservation work throughout the Americas.

Get involved with Audubon in your local community.

We hope you'll agree that conservation has a whole new look.

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Stateline Community Foundation supports Audubon habitat restoration

The mission of Green Rock Audubon Society (G-RAS) includes maintaining and restoring habitat for native birds in Green and Rock Counties. Through the Stateline Community Foundation, the Gibbs Foundation has once again provided funds to support that effort. This year's amount was $4184, which will help to purchase materials to combat invasive species on the properties that are owned by G-RAS. For example, the land management team uses propane powered weed torches to burn garlic mustard, and herbicide to eliminate woody invasives such as buckthorn.

For more information about G-RAS habitat efforts, contact Victor Illichmann at 608-882-5893. For more information about the Stateline Community Foundation, contact Tara Tinder at 608-362-4228.



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