Resilient landscapes are large, connected landscapes that provide healthy, diverse habitats and migratory corridors for wildlife; clean air, clean water, recreation, and health benefits for people; and adaptation to climate change for wildlife and people.
Why Resilient Landscapes Matter
The natural resources of Massachusetts face daunting challenges from development, climate change, and other factors. Mass Audubon is committed to restoring and stewarding the state’s most important natural lands including forests, coastal watersheds, and river corridors where our work can deliver maximum ecological benefit.
Our land protection strategy complements existing Federal, state, and partner organization plans and we are amplifying the impact of our collective land protection actions by advocating for increased funding focused on land conservation and resilient landscapes.
As we conserve more natural lands, we are also working with private owners of forestlands and farms to implement land management methods that produce positive economic and ecological outcomes.
What We're Doing
Through a combination of land protection and land stewardship, Mass Audubon is creating resilient lands across the state.
Working with partners, we've dramatically expanded our efforts to restore and steward the state’s most important natural lands.
Acres of land Mass Audubon currently protects
Acres of wetlands that are currently in process of being restored
Acres of private and municipal land we have created bird-friendly and climate-smart management plans on
The recent protection of Bedrock Ledge, almost 300 acres in Becket, MA, brings us closer to achieving our goal of Protecting and Stewarding Resilient Landscapes as set out in our Action Agenda. It is a prime example of working with partners to protect the Commonwealth's most climate resilient and diverse habitats.
We need your curiosity, commitment, and passion to ensure that our lands become more resilient, that more people than ever experience the magic of nature, and that we fight climate change—now and in the future.
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