CVAS - Conservation

CVAS is committed to helping promote the conservation of our natural habitats. In this section, you'll find tips and tricks from our Conservation Chair on how to reduce your impact on the environment, utilize native plants, and attract more of our avian friends to your environmentally friendly yard.

Our annual Lawn Conversion Grant Program is now accepting applications thru November 15th. If you are interested in winning $500 worth of native plants and a consultation with a professional landscape designer, click here!

Conejo Valley Audubon is also offering their services to consult with anyone who wants to convert their yard into a Native Habitat. We can help you create the perfect native plant based oasis to help attract birds to your yard. Contact Dee Lyon for more information at 805-499-2165.

Native Habitat Handouts

  • Backyard Conversion - Anxious to get a start on your own backyard? Here's handout that will guide you through the process of setting up a native plant based backyard.
  • Bird Friendly Plants - Want to plant some native plants in order to attract birds, but you don't know which plants will attract which birds? Here's a helpful reference sheet for some popular options.
  • Low Maintenance Yard - Looking for an option to grass? Here's some information for a sunny yard that has very little water consumption.
  • Meadow Garden - This design for a sunny front yard centers on a small area of grasses and wildflowers, surrounded by groundcovers, which in turn are bordered by large habitat-friendly shrubs
  • Tree Trimming - Help protect our birds by scheduling your tree trimming during there non-breeding season. This guide can help you ensure that you are in compliance with the various laws out regarding the protection of nesting birds.

Conservation Resources


Six More Things That Are Recyclable

  1. Human Hair
  2. Old Jeans
  3. Wine Bottles
  4. Cotton balls, swabs, lint, etc.
  5. Crayons
  6. Surfboards

See out October newsletter for more details on how those items can be recycled effectively.

Conejo Valley Audubon Society is now partnered with Eagle Optics! Purchases made through this link will result in a donation made to CVAS!

You can now support CVAS by shopping on Amazon! Head to Amazon through this graphic link and then anything you purchase once you are there will result in a donation to CVAS.

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