Our Impact

Researchers © Janice Corkin Rudolf
© Janice Corkin Rudolf


Mass Audubon’s mission is to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Through our guiding strategies of conservation, education, and advocacy, we are able to make meaningful impacts every year.

Bobolinks at Arcadia © Dave McLain

Our conservation science experts work on our wildlife sanctuaries and beyond to ensure that the nature of Massachusetts continues to thrive.  We create and enhance habitat on our wildlife sanctuaries and support native plants and wildlife across the state through active land management, monitoring, and research. Learn More

Releasing parasitoid wasp larvae at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon manages more than 40,000 acres of wildlife habitat across the state, ranging from barrier beaches to open fields to northern hardwood forests. We regularly inventory and monitor our land and implement management actions to ensure that Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries truly are protecting the nature of Massachusetts. See our impact >

Campers at BMB

Mass Audubon is one of the largest statewide providers of environmental education programming for youth, families, and adults. Our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries, nature centers, and museums serve as the base for our work in education and community outreach. Our education programs take place at our sites as well as in communities across the Commonwealth in partnership with schools, classrooms, and community-based organizations. Learn More

Mass Audubon sign at March for Science Boston

From defending endangered species to mitigating climate change impacts, one of the most effective ways to protect the nature of Massachusetts is through sound environmental policy. Mass Audubon’s Advocacy Department works with other conservation organizations, the Governor’s office, legislators, and citizen groups to help shape and strengthen environmental laws and regulations at the state, federal and local levels of government. Learn More