Created by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, this portal website compiles land conservation information sources and tools developed by a variety of organizations that are available to guide the decision making of Massachusetts practitioners.
For over four decades, the rainbow Pride flag has been a symbol of hope and support for the LGBTQIA+ community. Mass Audubon is flying a newer version of the flag, the Progress Pride flag, to celebrate Pride Month at its wildlife sanctuaries. Learn more about the flag, what it means to Mass Audubon, and more ways to celebrate Pride outdoors.
The Sandy Brook Conservation Corridor (SBCC) encompasses an area of 25,000 acres representing the Sandy Brook watershed in Massachusetts and Connecticut and works to encourage ecologically sound land management and the preservation of small and large land parcels, which would otherwise be at risk of development or degradation
The Southern New England Heritage Forest Partnership was formed to bring additional funding to the 1.49 million-acre unfragmented forest corridor stretching along the Connecticut and Rhode Island border to the Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts, as the SNEHF has 76% forest cover and offers one of the last viable wildlife corridors from southern to northern New England.
The Staying Connected Initiative (SCI) seeks to conserve, restore, and enhance landscape connectivity across the Northern Appalachian/Acadian region of the U.S. and Canada for the benefit of nature and people. Sustaining connectivity safeguards native wildlife and plants from the impacts of habitat fragmentation and climate change, and supports human activities and values that are tied to the forested landscape.
The Thames River Basin Partnership, located in Connecticut and Massachusetts, protects 1)the region's agricultural and natural areas being threatened by land use changes, 2)ground and surface water quantity and quality being threatened and degraded by contamination, 3)the region's biodiversity, and works to improve the coastal zone resource conditions.
The Mass-Conn Sustainable Forest Partnership works to connect individuals and organizations with appropriate resources and develops new, collaborative solutions to advance forest conservation at the regional scale within Massachusetts and Connecticut.