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Found young adults walking on a trail at Broadmoor

Diversity & Inclusion

Nature is for everyone. And everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy and protect it.

Advancing the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility (DEIJA) is both a moral imperative and a necessity for the success of our mission. 

Mass Audubon is committed to promoting inclusive and equitable access to nature by protecting and restoring greenspaces in urban environments, expanding and deepening our environmental and career programs, and advancing the values of DEIJA throughout our organization in our training, recruitment, and board development activities.

In the ongoing and ever-evolving work of becoming a more inclusive, equitable, and just institution, we are listening carefully to our members, centering marginalized voices in our work, and taking meaningful actions such as those listed below.

Examples of the Work We're Doing

Mass Audubon President David O'Neill and VP for DEIJA Nia Keith seated at an outdoor picnic table with laptops in their laps

Working Toward Racial Equity

Mass Audubon was selected to take part in a national, two-year, intensive Working Toward Racial Equity workshop series. 

progress flag hanging off building at Farm at Moose Hill
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon

Celebrating Queer Identities

People of all queer identities are welcome and celebrated at Mass Audubon sanctuaries and programs.

A wheelchair user with a service dog explores the All Persons Trail at Habitat Education Center in Belmont

Making Nature Accessible

Mass Audubon is working hard to ensure that people of all abilities can meaningfully enjoy the nature of Massachusetts.

A group photo of the 2022-2023 Environmental Fellows. From Left to Right: Anna Cass, Jovan Bryan, Amara Chittenden, Isabela Chachapoyas, Isabella Guerero
The 2022-2023 Environmental Fellows, from left to right: Anna Cass, Jovan Bryan, Amara Chittenden, Isabela Chachapoyas,and Isabella Guerero

Early Career Programs

We are working to address the historic inequities within the environmental and conservation fields with our early career programs.

Nature in the City

Providing access to nature by increasing greenspaces such as parks, tree canopy, trails, and green infrastructure in cities.

Family hiking up rocky forest trail
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

Expanding Access to Our Sanctuaries

Mass Audubon is making it easier for more people to get outdoors with free admission for select groups to our wildlife sanctuaries.

pond with tree reflection in fall
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Norfolk

Indigenous Visibility

Mass Audubon is committed to taking action and building meaningful relationships with the Indigenous/First Nations of Massachusetts.