Conserving & Protecting Land

Overlook at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary by Bob Wilber
Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon actively protects over 38,000 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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Stone wall on land in Dudley

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 >

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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Land Management Consulting

Marsh at Sunset

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

People Making a Difference

Mass Audubon is part of a broad conservation community that includes many inspiring individuals whom we are proud to call partners. Read their stories