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Massachusetts Audubon Society

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Massachusetts Audubon Society is a land conservation group based in Lincoln, MA that was founded in 1896. As of 2019 they had $48 million in revenue and $294 million in assets.

To protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife through education, land conservation, advocacy, and habitat stewardship. Land & habitat conservation and environmental education.

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Program areas at Massachusetts Audubon Society

Environmental education and wildlife sanctuary stewardship: mass Audubon maintains 25 field offices and staffed wildlife sanctuaries (including 20 sanctuaries with nature centers) and an additional 35 unstaffed wildlife sanctuaries which are prepared for public visitation. Mass Audubon sanctuaries serve as the base for nature and environmental education courses and programs, scientific research, ecological management and other conservation-related activities. As of june 30, 2019, mass Audubon protected 38,211 acres of open space in Massachusetts, owning 32,221 acres in fee and protecting the remainder with conservation easements. These diverse protected habitats range from the berkshires to cape cod and the islands and help preserve the biodiversity of Massachusetts. Mass Audubon actively pursues donations and purchases of additional conservation land and is one of the largest conservation landowners in the commonwealth. An estimated 510,000 visitors came to enjoy mass Audubon properties in fy 2019.mass Audubon is the largest non-governmental provider of nature education ...

Conservation science: mass Audubon utilizes and develops scientific knowledge to support its longstanding tradition as an organization which uses science as the underpinning for its education, land protection, advocacy and stewardship activities. Current research and/or ecological management work focuses on the protection and stewardship of selected Massachusetts habitats such as grasslands, coastal heathlands and salt marshes. In addition, statewide monitoring of key groups of organisms such as birds, amphibians, invertebrates and plants continues across the state in order to provide an important baseline to evaluate changing environmental conditions associated with climate change and land development. Mass Audubon has also developed and implements an invasive species management strategy to protect the integrity of its lands as well as to provide guidance for other landowners throughout the state.mass Audubon lands play a critical role in the delivery of its mission and its land protection efforts focus on conserving ecologically significant tracts of ...

Member services: in addition to the member services provided by the network of sanctuaries and education programming referenced in 4a above, mass Audubon produces a newsletter four times per year for members (explore), a comprehensive annual report, and publications to increase public awareness of wildlife, nature, and environmental issues. For example, in fy 2019 mass Audubon started work on the sixth edition of its definitive report entitled losing ground which calculates and analyzes the causes associated with the loss of open space in Massachusetts. This report is scheduled for release in the winter of 2020 and will focus on the impact of climate change on water resource lands. In addition, the mass Audubon website ( offers a wide variety of information on mass Audubon's sanctuaries, conservation efforts, land protection projects, advocacy issues, climate change work and the natural world. Currently, mass Audubon has 22 sanctuary e-newsletters and 11 other e-newsletters ...

Form 990s for Massachusetts Audubon Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Feb 6, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Feb 22, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jan 29, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Massachusetts Audubon Society

Total grants, contributions, etc.$31,994,890
Program services$11,124,655
Investment income and dividends$1,426,977
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$536,100
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,632,577
Net income from fundraising events$247,845
Net income from gaming activities$56,365
Net income from sales of inventory$461,439
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$48,480,848

Vendors for Massachusetts Audubon Society

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Hub InternationalInsurance agent or broker$1,1412019-12-31
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...and 15 more vendors

Personnel at Massachusetts Audubon Society

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Bancroft PoorVice President for Operations$155,758July 17, 2019
Hillary TruslowVice President of Marketing-Aug. 29, 2020
████ █████Vice President for Philanthropy$139,001Aug. 29, 2020
████ ███Vice President of Wildlife Sanctuaries and Programs$140,521Aug. 29, 2020
████ ████████President$242,904Feb. 6, 2020
██████ ████████Director of Information Technology-July 17, 2019
███ ██████Director of Membership and Annual Fund$100,891July 17, 2019
█████ █████Interim Director of Advocacy-Aug. 29, 2020
████ ██████Director of Public Policy and Government Relations-July 17, 2019
████ ██████Director of Public Policy and Government$110,777June 30, 2019
...and 23 more key personnel

Peer land conservation organizations

1The Trustees of Reservations501(c)(3)$42 millionBoston, MA
2Historic Virginia Land Conservancy501(c)(3)$31 millionWilliamsburg, VA
3Natural Lands501(c)(3)$28 millionMedia, PA
4Save the Redwoods League501(c)(3)$29 millionSan Francisco, CA
5Land Legacy501(c)(3)$12 millionTulsa, OK
6National Audubon Society501(c)(3)$140 millionNew York, NY
7Forterra NW501(c)(3)$14 millionSeattle, WA
8Land Trust Alliance Incorporated501(c)(3)$14 millionWashington, DC
9Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT)501(c)(3)$20 millionTopsham, ME
10Openlands501(c)(3)$12 millionChicago, IL
11The Wildlands Conservancy501(c)(3)$20 millionOak Glen, CA
12Center for Natural Lands Management (CNLM)501(c)(3)$51 millionTemecula, CA
13American Forest Foundation501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
14Student Conservation Association (SCA)501(c)(3)$41 millionArlington, VA
15Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)501(c)(3)$43 millionBoston, MA
16American Conservation Experience (ACE)501(c)(3)$20 millionFlagstaff, AZ
17Natural Heritage Trust501(c)(3)$20 millionAlbany, NY
18Northwoods Land Trust501(c)(3)$13 millionEagle River, WI
19National Parks Conservation Association501(c)(3)$42 millionWashington, DC
20Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT)501(c)(3)$14 millionVisalia, CA
21Buzzards Bay Coalition501(c)(3)$12 millionNew Bedford, MA
22Conservation Law Foundation501(c)(3)$17 millionBoston, MA
23National Aquarium501(c)(3)$47 millionBaltimore, MD
24National Wild Turkey Federation501(c)(3)$40 millionEdgefield, SC
25The Conservancy of Southwest Florida501(c)(3)$15 millionNaples, FL