Protect. Transform. Inspire.
Protect: With your help, we can accomplish our core mission of protecting species and habitats.
Transform: We're working at multiple levels, with business and policy interests.
Inspire: Your support inspires a legacy for future generations to enjoy.
Explore the stories below and see how you've helped protect, transform and inspire in Massachusetts.
A story of collaboration... and a stunning view!
When Christian Marks turned his attention to the first of more than 100 Connecticut River floodplain forests he would study, he didn’t know he would become an American elm matchmaker.
Join us April 11th for the next installment of the Future of Nature Series!
Massachusetts Government Relations Director, Steve Long spent the fall in the Republic of Palau after he was chosen for an incredible Conservancy fellowship. In Palau, he worked for the minister of natural resources, environment and tourism to assess and create recommendations for the country’s approach to land management.
A new partnership helps build natural infrastructure in Boston and Plymouth to sustain a more resilient coast.
See how 31 years of studying one population of the rare and diminutive bog turtle in Western Massachusetts will help ensure its resilience in the years to come.
It’s amazing what a little engineering (and re-engineering) can do for fish,
streams and the habitats they need to keep them healthy.
This Massachusetts Trustee has been helping the Conservancy on policy matters for years, and has some smart advice for what works, and why it is important. See the Q&A.
We're excited to announce the 2014 Conservationist of the Year in Massachusetts: MA Senator Marc R. Pacheco!
2014 Annual Report
As he looks at the many accomplishments of 2014, Massachusetts State Director Wayne Klockner is inspired by new ideas that represent the future of conservation. See what YOU have inspired!
Because of you, we were able to accomplish great things across the Commonwealth! See what YOU made possible in 2014!
With your help, 5,000 acres can provide clean water and climate adaptation. See the potential for Massachusetts' coast.
How do you protect a living, changing landscape forever? With your support, we're helping Massachusetts communities take a long-view.
Conservation and local farms are good partners. Without your support, great projects can't happen. See what you helped accomplish!
In a once-in-50-years re-licensing process for Connecticut River hydro-power projects, Conservancy scientists are helping to find ways to manage the river that benefits ecosystems and communities. Jump in!
Seagrass is critically important habitat for fish and shellfish and is important for water quality. See what a new report says may be harming our seagrass.
Your support is helping us revive this small migratory fish to Massachusetts' coastal rivers and the Gulf of Maine. Dive in!
We’re tracking Massachusetts cod to help save a rich fishing tradition in the Gulf of Maine. See how you’re helping.
By working alongside fishermen, we can protect our seas and our culture.
With your support, a new study in Western Massachusetts looks at how species move among resilient forest habitats. See why we’re doing this.
He loves birds. He loves bugs. And his passion for conserving and understanding the land is boundless Read a Q&A with the Conservancy's Matt Pelikan.
Vineyard Habitat Network
Working with Vineyard landowners, we're reconnecting the island's native habitats one tract at a time. Check it out!
Want to help re-connect habitat on Martha's Vineyard? Check out our new VHN Species Fact Sheets!
Our Expertise at Work
Meet experts from the Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts. Explore
Conserving the Biodiversity of Massachusetts in a Changing World. See how BioMap2 helps conserve priorities.
See a video of our collaborative research with Gulf of Maine fishermen. Watch!
With help from you and our partners, we're helping the Mill River in Taunton flow a little freer! Explore!
On Massachusetts' newly wild-designated lands, a tornado’s destructive path will recover naturally. Check it out!
Your support helps us partner with Cape Cod fishermen to restore the Gulf of Maine's traditional fisheries. See what we're doing!
See a slideshow of how The Nature Conservancy started 50 years ago in Massachusetts and how, with your help, we've grown.
New Research sponsored by The Nature Conservancy could help reverse decades-long eelgrass decline. Dive in!
See how, with your help, we're restoring and protecting New England's longest river. Dive in!
Conservation Trends in the U.S.’s Most Populated Region.
A Strategy for Viable and Sustainable Fisheries. See how collaborating with fishermen will help people and nature in the Gulf of Maine.
About half of Americans receive drinking water from lakes and rivers. See how conservation protects water sources.
See how volunteers are rebuilding these rare forests along the Connecticut River by planting American elms.
Learn how our staff are making a difference in Massachusetts and around the globe.