Mass Audubon has been protecting important places in the Massachusetts landscape for a century now, resulting in what is now the largest private ownership of conserved land in the commonwealth. These lands, located all across our state, help nature immensely while also providing increasingly valuable health and climate change response benefits to people.
Using a science-based land conservation strategy, Mass Audubon actively protects wild places by:
The Future is in Our Lands Campaign
Land is what grounds us, literally. Forests, wetlands, grasslands—they all provide homes for plants and wildlife in addition to sanctuary for our communities.
Land also plays a critical role in combating climate change and protecting the people and wildlife we love. This is why Mass Audubon has launched The Future is in Our Lands, a land conservation campaign that aims to raise $4 million to protect 4,000 acres of land.
Mass Audubon currently needs your help to conserve these important properties. View projects >
Mass Audubon successfully conserves additional land all the time—from stands of old growth forest in the Berkshires to coastal habitats on the Cape and islands to the precious salt marsh of the North Shore—and every type of habitat in between. Read Stories
From conserving your own property to supporting urgent land projects, there are several ways you can help protect open space and precious habitat in Massachusetts against threats like climate change and development. Get involved >
Mass Audubon actively protects over 38,000 acres of land across Massachusetts and is now the largest private conservation landowner in the Commonwealth. More about our impact >
Mass Audubon is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of its land trust accreditation, which recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Learn more >
Happy Thanksgiving to all! Mass Audubon’s Land Conservation Department is very grateful for all the support we receive to carry out our mission of protecting nature for people and wildlife. We held our annual Giving Thanks for the Land event online this year, and if you missed it live, the recording is available here. It […]
In 2000, Joan Wattman was interested in purchasing a Plainfield property. It had a wonderful farmhouse, almost 200 acres of woods and fields, and abutted hundreds of acres of preserved land including Mass Audubon’s West Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary. Ed Kohn, a conservation planner, moved to Plainfield in 1983 and was instrumental in helping Mass Audubon […]
Mass Audubon’s Ecological Extension Service works with land trusts, cities and towns, and state and federal agencies to develop land management and habitat restoration plans, natural resource inventories, and conservation restriction baseline reports. Learn More
Mass Audubon is part of a broad conservation community that includes many inspiring individuals whom we are proud to call partners. Read their stories