Wildlands Fund

Help MassWildlife protect habitat with a license purchase or donation.

The Wildlands Fund pays for the cost of acquiring wildlife habitat.

In the early 1990's, sportsmen and women realized that the cost of land was escalating.Through an organized effort, they passed legislation requiring the purchase of a Wildlands Conservation Stamp ($5) when buying a fishing, hunting, or trapping license. Revenue from the "Wildlands Stamp," as it is commonly called, goes to the Wildlands Fund which pays for the cost of acquiring wildlife habitat. Lands purchased with this revenue are open to fishing, hunting, trapping and other passive wildlife related recreation. The other source of funding for land acquisition are open space bond funds.

Help MassWildlife protect habitat! You can contribute to the Wildlands Conservation Fund by:

  • Purchasing a fishing or hunting license.
  • Donating online using MassFishHunt.
  • Sending a check made payable to Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to: MassWildlife, 251 Causeway St., Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114

Consider making a donation to the Wildlands Fund in someone's name. Some families who have lost a loved one have directed donations to the Wildlands Fund. Organizations hosting a presentation by a MassWildlife staff person have also contributed to the Fund.