Conservation is more than saving places and species.
Today’s conservationist is protecting the environment at a whole new level – from preserving specific places of biologic diversity to influencing government action to determining where to make financial investments that provide lasting results for a sustainable planet.
Learn through our Q&As how Conservancy staff approach their work, and explore Faces of Conservation to see how our conservationists are making a difference in Massachusetts and around the globe.
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Jay and Marilyn Sarles
"Many people prefer projects in which you can see immediate results but we go for the projects that lay the groundwork."
"If we work together towards specific, shared goals, individual freshwater projects can add up to something bigger."
"We’re not trying to freeze forests in time, but to keep them diverse and functioning properly."
"We’re trying to facilitate change so that if species must move because they aren’t adapted to a certain temperature range, we’ll have reserves in those areas when they show up."
"The Nature Conservancy's science-based approach to conservation is the conservation movement's "gold standard."
Keeping Forests Together
Think forestry is all about cutting down trees? Think again! Meet John Scanlon, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife forester, and find out how forestry helps keep Massachusetts’ woods healthy and hospitable to wildlife.