Our Foundational Principles
We use science-driven solutions to improve ecosystem health and human well-being.Learn More
We embed climate science into every part of our work, so that we can scale impact to combat climate change.Learn More
We pledge to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into every aspect of our organization.Learn More
Using science to create positive change
For over five decades, Manomet has earned a reputation for being laser-focused on quality science and applying our science collaboratively to address real-world challenges.Our Mission
Manomet is best known for its work on avian species and is a global leader in shorebird conservation. We will grow the impact of this work through enhanced site conservation, expanded monitoring, and increased emphasis on working lands and seas. [Photo: Hudsonian Godwits take flight. Credit: Diego Luna Quevedo.]
Our greatest conservation accomplishments involve our ability to work with others, integrating cutting-edge science, targeted management actions, and long-term monitoring to improve habitat. We identify threats to nature and develop measures to alleviate pressure on the most valuable and sensitive ecosystems. Healthy ecosystems and vibrant wildlife populations are critical to ensuring that human communities thrive. [Photo: White-rumped Sandpiper in breeding plumage. Credit: Shiloh Schulte.]
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
We believe that education is one of the best tools to create long-term change. We see the opportunity to influence a broad array of individuals on the value of the natural world through outreach in Southeast Massachusetts, extending nationally and internationally through virtual programming and on-the-ground education.
Working Lands and Seas
High-quality habitat conditions for wildlife can exist alongside resource-based industries such as agriculture, fisheries, and salt production. Using our experience developed over several decades, we are expanding our efforts to secure greater conservation impacts. [Photo: Dunlin flying over rice fields. Credit: Monica Iglecia.]
Discovery at Deveaux
In May 2019, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologist Felicia Sanders and a team of researchers, including Manomet’s Abby Sterling, confirmed that approximately 20,000 whimbrel were roosting at night on a small island during their spring migration. This single flock includes nearly half of the declining shorebird’s entire estimated eastern population: a staggering spectacle hiding in plain sight.
Join us on June 22 (6pm ET/3pm PT) for a live webinar with the team of researchers!
Our latest news
Introducing our new Vice President of Environmental Education & Outreach
Dr. Molly Jacobs will lead Manomet’s efforts to grow our education and outreach work regionally in southeastern Massachusetts and across the Western Hemisphere.More Info
Whimbrel Surveys On The Gulf Coast
This spring, Manomet and partners conducted Whimbrel surveys in Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. These surveys led to the discovery of several key spring staging areas for Whimbrel on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.More Info
And The U360 Capstone Winner Is…
Congratulations to this year’s winner of Manomet’s “Next Generation” Award and scholarship: Lily Brown, a Senior Environmental Science major from University of Vermont!More Info
Our Strategic Priorities: 2021-2024
In 2020, we embarked on a strategic planning process to refine our mission and identify strategic priorities that build on our history, knowledge, and talent. We are excited to share with you these priorities for Manomet’s next chapter.