Citizen Science at Arcadia

Frog on a stick over the water

The landscape and wildlife of Massachusetts is changing for a variety of reasons. Climate change, development, and invasive species, among other factors, are altering the Commonwealth’s lands and the plants and animals that depend on these habitats.

We are one of many wildlife sanctuaries participating in the statewide wildlife sanctuary Inventory and Monitoring Project, which helps Mass Audubon evaluate and provide the basis for future conservation action though land management decisions, advocacy, and education.

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Taking inventory and monitoring of specific wildlife and plants provides us with information on how well our sanctuary represents the biological diversity found in Massachusetts and provides information on changes over time.

At Arcadia, we are focused on assessing the populations of: