The Columbia Audubon Society was organized in 1958 and serves six mid-Missouri counties: Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Howard, Monroe, and Randolph. Our mission is to preserve the natural world and its ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife, and the earth’s biological diversity through education, environmental study and habitat restoration and protection.

Elected Officers:
President – Laura Hillman *
Vice-President – John Besser  *
Secretary – Lori Hagglund
Treasurer – Eric Seaman *
Past President – Kristofer Hagglund *
Elected Board of Directors:
Nancy Bedan * (2019)
Eric Wood * (2019)
Lori Turner * (2019)
Standing Committees and Chairs

Membership – Doug Miller *


Allison Vaughn*, Chair
Eric Reuter, News Editor
Doug Miller*, Web Editor
Jim Gast, E-mail List
Kevin Wehner, Social Media

Outreach/Education – Lottie Bushmann * and Lisa Schenker *

Conservation – Vacant

Field Trips – Eric Wood *

Nature Areas

John Besser*, Chair
John Besser*, Wild Haven Nature Area
Bill Mees, Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary
(Vacant), Albert Children’s Wildlife Area

Hospitality – Lori Hagglund

Bird Counts – Laura Hillman * and Allison Vaughn *

Other Contacts
Scouting/Service Projects – Bill Mees
MoBCI Representative – Bill Mees

* Has voting rights on the Board.


Updated April 2004. Click here to download as printable PDF.


Revised September 21, 2015. Click here to download as printable PDF.