Welcome to LandScope Massachusetts

The LandScope America website is a work in progress. In addition to comprehensive nationwide information, like much of what you can already find via the map viewer, we will include extensive state-by-state information, found on state home pages like this one. Because Massachusetts is one of many states where we are still working to develop all of the needed maps, stories and other content, currently you’ll find only summary information here. For an example of completed state content, visit the home pages of our five pilot states: Colorado, Florida, Maine, Virginia and Washington

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Conservation Overview

  • Massachusetts Conservation Summary

    From the beaches of Cape Cod on the Atlantic Ocean to the Berkshire Hills in the west, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a remarkably rich biological legacy for such a small and highly populated state. And it is increasingly clear that Massachusetts citizens want to conserve that uncommon wealth of biodiversity.

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Conservation Priorities in Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts Wildlife Action Plan

    The primary challenge to conserving wildlife in Massachusetts is protecting enough habitat to support the species identified as being in greatest need of conservation. Whether habitat is lost to development, fragmented into smaller and smaller pieces that cannot support these species, or degraded by pollution and competition from invasive plants, the challenge before us is to protect enough habitat now before the opportunity is lost.

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