About Us - Manomet

A sustainability nonprofit grounded in science, Manomet is named for the coastal village in New England where our headquarters have been since the Manomet Bird Observatory was founded in 1969. A Native American word, the name Manomet means portage path. We embrace the legacy of this name in our mission by charting pathways to a thriving future.

As Manomet celebrates our 50th anniversary in August 2019, we have achieved a great deal; yet there is still much work ahead. We are forging a pathway for our generation and those to come. If you want to be part of a positive force for change, we hope you will join us.

Our Approach

Manomet’s approach is based on building relationships of trust to create change.

  • We PARTNER – We identify and seek out partners who are in a strong position to take meaningful action in the sectors of our expertise at Manomet.
  • We LISTEN—Our partners have knowledge that is essential to solving problems, and we learn from each other.
  • We UNDERSTAND—To build trust, we seek to understand the needs and aspirations of our partners and work with them to first define the problem and agree on how we might approach the solution.
  • We APPLY SCIENCE—We then produce, synthesize and simplify science in to practical solutions for our partners to put to use in the systems they manage.
  • We MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN—Working side-by-side with our partners, we help measure their progress and make sure their actions make a measurable difference over the long term.


Our mission

Applying science and engaging people to sustain our world.


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