Support the Natural Heritage Program
For all but one year since 2004, the Natural Heritage Program has been absent from the state's operating budget. Since then, the Program has been funded by project-specific bond monies, fees, federal grants, and voluntary contributions.
A major source of funding for the protection of rare and endangered species in Massachusetts comes from voluntary donations on state income tax forms. All contributions go to the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Fund, which currently is the source for a significant portion of the annual operating budget of the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program. Over 20,000 tax filers support the program each year. If you have made a contribution in this manner, thank you for supporting the Program and its conservation efforts!
Contributions can also be made directly to the fund by sending a check to the address below made payable to: Comm. of MA - NHESP