We’re reaching out to gather your thoughts about keeping or changing the name of our organization, the Audubon Society of Corvallis. As many of you know, the organization’s namesake, John James Audubon, recently has come under fire for his family’s enslavement of Black Americans prior to Emancipation. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete this survey. Your survey responses will be strictly confidential. We plan to keep this survey open through the end of November 2023. Please start with the survey now by clicking the Start button below.
J. Drew Lanham provides more context on the Audubon name issue in his Audubon Magazine article, "What do we do about John James Audubon" available here:
In response, some local chapters have dropped the Audubon name. The National Audubon Society, on the other hand, decided in March to retain the Audubon name and identity.
What do you think? Please weigh in on this informal, preliminary survey, designed to gauge member attitudes and help the Re-naming Committee weigh pros and cons. Once we have collected your ideas, we will present results to the ASC Board of Directors.