News & Project Updates
Mass Audubon is constantly working to permanently protect additional acres for conservation, often in collaboration with other organizations, agencies, and individuals. We've successfully protected stands of old growth forest in the Berkshires, coastal habitats on Cape Cod, precious salt marshes on the North Shore, and every type of habitat in between.
Urgent Land Projects
Recent Projects & Successes
Published on December 13, 2022
On November 1, 2022, Mass Audubon was given 31 acres of land next to Eagle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary in Holden, MA by the estate of Edna Tilander. While it is only four miles or so from the City of Worcester (New England’s second largest city), a visit to this property is a trip into a different world.
Published on July 18, 2022
On June 15, 2022 Mass Audubon completed the protection of roughly 110 acres of land and a critically important connection between our Whetstone Wood Wildlife Sanctuary (a large sanctuary protected for wildlife with little impact from people) and Wendell State Forest.
Published on July 2, 2021
What’s big, green, near lots of people, and will now be here forever? The answer is the Bear Hole landscape—a beautiful open space of 1,400 acres, comprised of intact forest and diverse habitats in West Springfield at the southern end of the Connecticut River Valley.
Published on June 30, 2021
Whetstone Wood Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass Audubon’s largest wildlife sanctuary, just added another 20 acres of prime forest and wooded wetlands that bridges the protected land from west to east across New Salem Road in Wendell.
Published on February 18, 2021
Mass Audubon has received a new permanent Conservation Restriction from the Town of Marshfield for a 13.3-acre property that borders our North River Wildlife Sanctuary and consists of oak and pine forest with a lovely tributary to Hannah Eames Brook running through it.
Published on February 16, 2021
Thanks to the efforts of many, the remaining 67 acres of the Patten Hill property in Shelburne Falls have been permanently protected! We are so grateful for all who contributed to this important conservation effort.
Published on January 29, 2021
Mass Audubon received a donation of 2.73 acres of land next to the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon (MABA) in Canton. The new addition—called the Carroll Property—features a lovely series of rapids, or cascades, of Pequit Brook that runs along the Main Loop Trail.