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.
2014 Annual Report
If you act by December 1, you can pitch in to save one of the last large, unfragmented forests in southern New England. Help us meet the challenge with the Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund Challenge. Help protect Coles Brook!
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!
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!
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.
Massachusetts Success Stories
You’re helping to restore oysters to Martha’s Vineyard. With your support in 2014, oysters may once again thrive in the Bay State’s coastal waters. See the success!
Throughout the Commonwealth and beyond, your donations are helping to ensure lasting health for lands and waters. Without your support, these resilient successes wouldn’t happen.
It's the season of giving back & giving thanks. Here's one supporter's inspiring story. What's yours?
In this Q and A, The Nature Conservancy’s Steve Long explains how we can be better prepared for storms, floods and other consequences of a changing climate. Read the Q & A.
The future of nature for the Gulf of Maine is a big-picture approach toward conservation. See how your support helps!
See why Alice Richmond supports The Nature Conservancy's work to conserve and restore the Gulf of Maine as a whole system.
Your support is helping us restore the river from source to sea. See the whole story.
Marilyn and Jay Sarles like the Conservancy's big-picture approach for conserving the Connecticut River as a whole system. See why.
As we observe the 75th anniversary of the 1938 Hurricane, we're helping nature respond to a changing climate. See how your support helps!
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!
With your help, we can restore oysters to Massachusetts' coastal waters. Dive in!
A Young Writer Donates Proceeds from her Book to the Conservancy. Meet this inspiring young writer!
See how your support is crafting hope for our sea-grass meadows. Discover the progress
Your support helps us partner with Cape Cod fishermen to restore the Gulf of Maine's traditional fisheries. See what we're doing!
With your support, we're drawing the future of climate change resilience. Take a look!
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!
The Conservancy's collaboration with the Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge works at the watershed scale. Explore!
See how, with your help, we're restoring and protecting New England's longest river. Dive in!
With your help, fishermen and scientists use new nets to help Gulf of Maine groundfish.
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.
Massachusetts' rivers and forests are once again supporting the fish and wildlife that rely on those habitats. What's on Massachusetts' list of top comebacks?
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.
Check out some of our great features about our work and the people who make conservation a success in Massachusetts.