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.
The Conservancy helped measure freshwater mussels in the Mill River in hopes of determining how dam removals are affecting their habitat.
Project in Bourne helps create a scallop spawner sanctuary.
On Earth Day, Massachusetts trustee Michael Ringel, of Dover, and his sons, Matthew, 11, and Jack, 14, joined thousands of attendees at the Boston March for Science on Boston Common.
Nature.org caught up with the three of them to find out more.
Join us May 1st for the next installment of the Future of Nature speaker series!
A new fund streamlines land donations.
The Nature Conservancy and Boston’s Parks and Recreation Department are working together to steward a large wild area in Hyde Park.
Pilot program uses cameras on fishing boats to save time and money.
A project protecting people while supporting conservation goals by restoring habitat and preserving clean water.
A new reef is proposed in Boston Harbor off Gallops Island.
Bob Ackerman has an eye for a good investment: oysters.
A new facility on Cape Cod gives tiny oysters big potential.
Research with underwater gliders provides hope for cod in Massachusetts Bay.
The new Flood Resilient Boston initiative plans for sea level rise and river flooding caused by climate change.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.