Strategic Plan for South Coast Wildlife Sanctuaries


South Coast Sanctuaries Strategic Plan cover

Mass Audubon’s network of South Coast Wildlife Sanctuaries encompasses 1,300 acres of beach, fields, woodlands, islands, and coastal wetlands from Wareham to Westport. These protected lands, held in fee and conservation restriction, provide refuge for wildlife and respite for visitors by hosting both high quality habitat and inspirational experiences.

We are committed to a mission of stewarding habitats unique to our local communities, connecting people with nature, and inspiring nature heroes of all ages to take action, particularly in light of climate of change. Each of our goals and activities at times overlaps with that of other local conservation organizations, but never completely or across the board.

Over the past 15 years we have built momentum as a model for ecological management and a rare gem of a destination. As South Coast Wildlife Sanctuaries move forward, our sites and programs will evolve in response to the changing world and the needs of the community.

This strategic plan will serve as a framework while we grow, clarify where we need support, and help us maintain focus on the near-term steps, which emerged during the planning process.