Past Successes

Mass Audubon successfully conserves additional land all the time—from stands of old growth forest in the Berkshires to coastal habitats on Cape Cod to the precious salt marsh of the North Shore—and every type of habitat in between.

Read about our successful land conservation projects from previous years.

Projects from Previous Years


Projects and land conservation success stories from 2020. Read more >


Projects and land conservation success stories from 2019. Read more >


Projects and land conservation success stories from 2013-2018. Read more >


Recent News

Looking up at the Bear Hole tree canopy in fall

Land Conservation

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. 

Ring-Necked Duck © Lea Fiega

Land Conservation

Published on July 1, 2021

With support from the City of Northampton, Mass Audubon added 16 acres of state-designated "Critical Natural Landscape & Core Habitat" to Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in the Connecticut River Valley.

Looking west from the highest point on the Wetherby property

Land Conservation

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.

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