Mass Audubon is the largest private owner of conserved land in the state. We currently protect nearly 35,000 acres and are actively working to protect additional high priority, ecologically significant, land across Massachusetts for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Mass Audubon acquires land, or rights to land by:
Receiving land as gifts and bequests
Raising money to buy land—often at bargain prices
Partnering with other conservation organizations and government agencies to protect areas of mutual importance
Providing technical expertise to other conservation organizations
Watch this video for a brief summary about Land Protection at Mass Audubon.
Hear Our Stories
We owe our success to the generosity of those who support our work and to private landowners who have chosen to work with us and preserve one of their most precious assets—their land.
Play videos of conservation stories:
The Creation of Rocky Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
Told by Arthur
A Conservation Tale of Land, People and Values
Told by Bob Wilber
A Message to You From Land Protection Director, Bob Wilber
Land, People, and Values
One of the most interesting and rewarding parts of my job is to help landowners who care so passionately about the future of their land. People and land can be powerfully connected, and those connections can take a variety of forms. The relationships vary - from properties that are special because they have been retained for generations of family ownership, to those that provide unique experiences with nature, hold special memories, or simply rejuvenate one's soul. Read more