Acting locally has been the hallmark of the Conservancy’s efforts since our founding more than 50 years ago. We work in all 50 states in more than 30 countries to achieve our mission of preserving the diversity of life on Earth, including places like Brazil, China, Botswana, Indonesia and countries throughout the Caribbean.
Since 1962, with the protection of Black Pond Bog in Norwell, the Conservancy has played an active role in land conservation in Massachusetts. Since the opening of the Massachusetts office of The Nature Conservancy in 1989, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 22,000 acres of important habitat around the state. Currently, the Conservancy owns and manages a network of preserves across the state that are open to visitors.
Much like working around the world to achieve our mission, our work takes us to all corners of Massachusetts. With offices in the Berkshires, along the Westfield River, on Martha’s Vineyard and in Southeast Mass, we are able to use our on-the-ground presence build strong working relationships with partner organizations and supporters in the heart of the landscapes we are trying to protect.
Partnerships are essential to our success. The Nature Conservancy's Massachusetts Field Office works jointly with numerous state and federal agencies, land trusts, community groups and other private organizations. By combining our knowledge and experience with science-based tools such as fire management, we can achieve conservation goals on an increasingly larger scale.