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."

Signature Program 

Mass Audubon’s Nature in the City initiative sits at the intersection the most critical challenges we face today: loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and impacts of climate change. By restoring and protecting greenspaces in cities and environmental justice communities, we can help solve for these challenges and provide the benefits of nature to the people who need it the most. Learn more > 

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 >

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 >

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 >