Our Conservation Work

Conservation at Mass Audubon

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

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Mass Audubon has worked to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife for more than 125 years. Today we're renowned across the country for our land protection and wildlife conservation, successful advocacy, and innovative approaches to connecting people and nature.

In this era of urgent climate crises, rapid biodiversity loss, and inequitable access to nature, Mass Audubon remains committed to ensuring that future generations have the chance to "go wild."


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 >

Pequid Brook along Main Loop Trail at MABA
Pequid Brook

We actively protect over 40,000 acres in Massachusetts and have been been safeguarding wild places for more than 125 years using our science-based land conservation strategy. Learn more >

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

Climate change requires bold and urgent action, which is why Mass Audubon has committed to achieving a carbon-neutral Massachusetts by 2050. Learn more >

Our Policy & Advocacy department works with other conservation organizations, legislators, and citizens to shape and strengthen environmental laws and regulations at all levels of government. Learn more >

We regularly monitor and assess our 100+ wildlife sanctuaries, implementing management actions to ensure that these properties truly are protecting the nature of Massachusetts. Learn more >

We protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife through guiding strategies of conservation, education, and advocacy. And we make meaningful impacts every year. Learn more >