Success Stories

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.

Land Conservation

Cold Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

The Fischer family has generously donated their 3-acre property in Sandisfield, along the western side of Cold Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, to Mass Audubon. The donated land is located on the easterly side of Beech Plain Road and fills a gap in the protection of the wildlife sanctuary.

Land Conservation

An intermittent stream on the protected Sinclair land

Along Loring Hill Road, 23 acres of field and forest has been permanently protected with a Conservation Restriction (CR) donated to Mass Audubon by the Sinclair family. It is one of the last steps in a project envisioned by Fraser Sinclair in 2014.

Land Conservation

The Hubbard Family
The Hubbard family

Mass Audubon purchased 60 acres—the agricultural core of Hubbard's Farm—with the intention of restricting the use of the property to agriculture through use of the state’s Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) Program and then selling the property to a local farmer. Now that transfer has taken place.

Land Conservation

Salt marsh on Angelica Russell's protected land
Salt marsh on the newly protected land

Mass Audubon was given a 7-acre Conservation Restriction near our Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in South Dartmouth. This land is one of the last remaining pieces of unprotected shoreline along the sanctuary’s namesake pond. And it was protected by the children and grandchildren of the woman that first started conserving land in this area some 50 years ago.

Land Conservation

View of restored valley at Tidmarsh

Congratulations—and many, many thanks—to all who helped Mass Audubon successfully complete the purchase of 450+/- acres of land in the Manomet section of Plymouth that will soon become our newest wildlife sanctuary—the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary! 

Land Conservation

Tracy Brook pond

On December 23, 2016, the deed to the new Tracy Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Richmond was recorded. Tracy Brook—which includes 21 acres of wetlands and a nature trail—was donated to Mass Audubon by Rich and Patty Levy.

Land Conservation

Stone wall on land in Dudley

We are pleased to announce the recent addition of four parcels totaling 66 acres of rocky oak upland and forested wetlands adjacent to our Pierpont Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary in Dudley. In a profession in which no two projects are alike, this one took a particularly unusual path to its happy ending. Read More

Land Conservation

Old Baldy Mountain view

Mass Audubon has collaborated closely for several decades with a very generous private individual with a deep and genuine conservation ethic. What has resulted is nothing short of amazing – the future Cold Brook Wildlife Sanctuary. Read More