Impact of Advocacy

Mass Audubon at the March for Science Boston
Mass Audubon at the March for Science in Boston

From defending endangered species to mitigating 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, the Governor’s office, legislators, and citizen groups to help shape and strengthen environmental laws and regulations at the state, federal and local levels of government.

Key Accomplishments from FY 2018


Actions we urged members to take, like opposing federal rollbacks on environmental protections.



Meetings with members of our congressional delegation and their staff, several of which took place at Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries. 


People who learned about sustainable development and nature-based solutions to climate change through our Shaping the Future of Your Community program events.



Times we wrote letters to our federal and state delegations and environmental agencies as part of our strategy to advance or uphold environmental protections chair.


Types of natural hazards being planned for in the Statewide Hazard Mitigation and Adaptation Plan. This plan is the first of its kind in the country to be codified into law thanks to the inclusion of our priority climate change adaptation language in the state environmental bond.



Communities we assisted in developing local resiliency plans and  land use regulation reviews, allowing them to better protect natural assets like forests and wetlands.