Our Conservation Work

Conservation at Mass Audubon

Barnstable Great Marsh © CJ Gregory
Barnstable Great Marsh © CJ Gregory

For more than 100 years, Mass Audubon has worked to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Today we are respected for our land conservation and stewardship, successful advocacy, and innovative approaches to connecting people and nature. 

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Diamondback Terrapin hatchling being held in a researcher's hand at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Diamondback Terrapin hatchling

Mass Audubon is at the forefront of understanding the ever-changing patterns of bird and other wildlife populations, and what these changes may mean for the nature of Massachusetts. Learn More >

Warren Woods

Mass Audubon currently conserves more than 40,000 acres statewide. Our strategy is grounded in the most current, science-based information available and includes resource-based land conservation plans for much of our protected lands. Learn More >

Sunset at a Massachusetts beach in winter © Myer Bornstein
© Myer Bornstein

Climate change requires us to boldly and urgently act to protect the wildlife and people we love. In response, Mass Audubon has committed to achieving a carbon neutral future in Massachusetts by 2050. Learn More >

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. Learn More >

Education & Community Outreach

Education & Outreach 

Community takes on many meanings: locations marked by physical boundaries, groups of like-minded people, partner organizations, and so on. Our outreach work focuses on helping members of different communities to cultivate an understanding of the environment and our interrelationships with the natural world. Learn More >

Ecological Management

Ecological Management 

cricket and grass

Mass Audubon manages more than 35,000 acres of wildlife habitat across the state, ranging from barrier beaches to open fields to northern hardwood forests. We regularly inventory and monitor our land and implement management actions to ensure that Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries truly are protecting the nature of Massachusetts. Learn More >

Our Impact

Our Impact 

Mass Audubon’s mission is to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Through our guiding strategies of conservation, education, and advocacy, we are able to make meaningful impacts every year. Learn More >