Since our first land acquisition in 1922, Mass Audubon's land conservation efforts have resulted in a system of wildlife sanctuaries that is now the largest private ownership of conserved land in Massachusetts.
Using a science-based land conservation strategy, Mass Audubon actively protects wild places by:
In addition to protecting critical habitat for native species, Mass Audubon’s land conservation efforts provide many quality-of-life benefits, including clean drinking water, locally grown food, and places to learn about and enjoy nature.
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 has been working for some time, in close partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR), and the City of West Springfield, to permanently protect more than 1,500 acres located in the southern Connecticut River Valley. This large-scale project seeks to conserve the spectacular Bear Hole Landscape. That extensive, […]
Mass Audubon often needs to move quickly in order to protect a critical piece of property. Even when we do have the luxury of time, local or place-based fundraising may not be sufficient to raise all the funds needed. For these situations we created the Land Conservation Fund. Gifts to this fund are used to: […]
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