Our Conservation Work

Sunset at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary © Jim McIntyre
Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary © Jim McIntyre

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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Researcher © Janice Corkin Rudolph
© Janice Corkin Rudolph

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 35,000 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

Exploring the hills at Tidmarsh (Photo: Kristin Foresto)

The climate of Massachusetts is already changing—and with it, our natural lands, waters, and wildlife. These changes are affecting our health, the nature we love, and the natural resources on which we depend. Despite these challenges, we currently have the capacity to protect the natural resources of Massachusetts for future generations of people and wildlife. Learn More

Adult Bald Eagle © US Fish and Wildlife
Adult Bald Eagle © US Fish and Wildlife

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