Help Mass Audubon expand our outreach on conservation issues.
From defending endangered species to reducing climate change impacts, one of the most effective ways to protect the nature of Massachusetts is through sound environmental policy. Mass Audubon’s Advocacy department works with other conservation organizations, legislators, and citizen groups to shape and strengthen environmental laws and regulations.
Each session, Mass Audubon identifies a number of important environmental bills as policy priorities. Find out which ones we’re working on now as well as our position on other critical state and federal issues. Learn More >
Land and wildlife conservation are important components of Mass Audubon’s advocacy work. We advocate for funding to protect open space for habitat conservation, recreation, and responsible uses like sustainable forestry, farming, and fishing. Learn More
Mass Audubon is undertaking a multi-pronged policy approach to address climate change. We assist with drafting legislation, advising state and national panels on energy projects, supporting regulatory reform, and encouraging communities to take action at the local level. Learn More
Mass Audubon works at the state and national level to advocate for the responsible management of our oceans. In the face of increased development and climate change, oceans need protection now more than ever. Learn More
The Shaping the Future of Your Community program helps the fastest-developing communities in Massachusetts chart a more sustainable future through customized community workshops and direct assistance. Learn more
News & Events
Join us in one of five communities in the Taunton watershed for our series of workshops to identify what keeps our communities healthy, where we are vulnerable to weather, and how green infrastructure can solve many of the challenges we face. Learn more.
Mass Audubon and our partners met with Senator Edward J. Markey to brainstorm strategies for working with the incoming Presidential administration and new Congress on critical environmental issues.
Mass Audubon, the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center, and the Natural Capital Project recently received a $560,636 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop information on the human benefits provided by the Narragansett Bay watershed. This three-year project will determine the economic value of these “ecosystem services” received from conserved land and clean water.
by Karen Heymann The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of America’s most successful and important environmental laws, passed unanimously and with broad bipartisan support in 1973, and signed by Republican President Richard Nixon. Since its inception the ESA has successfully prevented the extinction of 99% of the native plant and animal species it […]
Get tips for contacting your legislators and find out more about important environmental legislation and policies. Learn More
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