Advocacy

Bald eagle adult © David Larson, Mass Audubon
Bald eagle © David Larson, Mass Audubon

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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

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.

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Get tips for contacting your legislators and find out more about important environmental legislation and policies. Learn More

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