About Land Conservation at Mass Audubon
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.
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 conserves land by:
- Receiving land and conservation restrictions (CRs) as gifts and bequests.
- Raising money to buy land and CRs, often at bargain prices.
- Partnering with other conservation organizations and government agencies to protect areas of mutual importance.
- Providing technical expertise to other conservation organizations.
Learn more about our land conservation strategy