Conserving & Protecting Land

Overlook at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary by Bob Wilber
Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon actively protects over 40,000 acres in Massachusetts.

Land conservation is critically important not only to the survival of native wildlife and plants, but also for the health and wellbeing of the people who live, work, and play in Massachusetts. It's also one of the most effective, proven strategies when it comes to mitigating the increasing impacts of climate change.

We've been protecting wild places across the state for more than a century using our science-based land conservation strategy. Today, Mass Audubon is the largest private conservation landowner in the Commonwealth. 

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Wellfleet Bay marsh in late afternoon summer
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon now protects more than 40,000 acres of land in Massachusetts—from the eastern shore of Nantucket to Yokun Seat in the Berkshires and over 200 places in between. And we're not done yet! Explore & celebrate >

Stone wall on land in Dudley

Mass Audubon is constantly working to permanently protect additional acres for conservation, often in collaboration with other organizations, agencies, and individuals. Learn more about our current projects and recent successes! Read the latest >

The Hubbard Family
The Hubbard family

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 >

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