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.
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.
A Conservation Restriction (CR) adjacent to Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary was expanded to permanently protect an additional five acres. The donation was made by the Hunnewell family and it preserves a section of Glen Street in Natick from further development.
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.
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.
Big news—we've completed the second and final phase of protecting the 610-acre former Tidmarsh Farms property in Plymouth! Mass Audubon acquired a permanent Conservation Restriction (CR) to ensure the perpetual conservation of “Tidmarsh West”—129 acres of land located on the west side of Beaver Dam Road.
On June 15, 2018, Mass Audubon protected a spectacular piece of land in Plainfield, MA. Adjacent to our West Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, this 110-acre property is part of a large network of significant wildlife corridors.
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!
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
Thanks to a local family committed to conservation, Mass Audubon was able to purchase an important 2.5 acre parcel of land at the entrance to the Rough Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary. Read More