Preserving the Island for Everyone

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

What's Happening

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Coming Soon to the Altar Rock Area…

Within the next few weeks, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation will be initiating a project to remove non-native, invasive Japanese black pines (Pinus thunbergii) within a 2.03-acre management unit in the...
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Wetland Biodiversity Matters, World Wetlands Day 2020

By Dr. Jen Karberg, Research Program Supervisor Last Saturday was World Wetlands Day – a day designed to celebrate the beauty, ecology, value and uniqueness of wetlands around the world....
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Nantucket Winter Botany: The Little Green Guys

Hickey's tree clubmoss (AKA "Princess Pine") (Dendrolycopodium obscurum) showing off its cones and vibrant green winter colors. While Nantucket can’t usually lay claim to epic snowfalls and frigid temperatures, the...