Preserving the Island for Everyone

Preserving Nantucket’s character by permanently conserving, maintaining, and
managing natural areas and habitats.

What's Happening

Sandplain Grassland Network field trip participants at the
Foundation’s Head of the Plains property (photo: Kelly Omand)

It Takes a Village to Understand and Manage Our Sandplain Grasslands

Sandplain grassland network field trip out at the Foundation's Head of the Plains property (Photo: Kelly Omand) Nantucket’s sandplain grasslands are upland plant communities unique to this region of North...
HC Comparision

Update on the Hither Creek Washover, Erosion and Salt Marshes

by: Jen Karberg, Ph.D.; Science and Stewardship, Research Program Supervisor *This post summarizes a report prepared by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Read the full report here. The landscape at the...
Exploring shrubs in winter gives you a chance to appreciate their structural beauty, such as the gnarled branches and spiraled trunks of this old growth high bush blueberry.

Early Spring Botany: Into the Thicket

Exploring shrubs in winter gives you a chance to appreciate their structural beauty, such as the gnarled branches and spiraled trunks of this old growth high bush blueberry. As winter...