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 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 >
Scott and Gladys Olson generously donated their 4.9-acre property in Princeton, to have it become part of the Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary. While modest in size, the parcel situated at the intersection of Gates and Goodnow roads near Wachusett Meadow’s western boundary represents a significant addition to the 1,100-acre wildlife sanctuary. Benefits for People […]
About a month ago, I attended a very nice event at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (aka, “my old school”). While scheduled late on a Friday afternoon in the western part of the state, I gladly made the trek to Amherst – because my longtime friend – David Kittredge – was being honored. The well […]
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