Preserving the Island for Everyone

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

What's Happening

Knotweed on Nantucket: Biocontrol Possibilities

A knotweed patch along the bikepath at Sanford farm in 2017. Photo: Libby Buck. Got Knotweed? There’s a good chance knotweed is one of those plants you're battling in your...

Climate Change Driving Northward Expansion of Southern Pine Beetle Populations

Since 2018, biologists from the Forest Health Program at the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation have been conducting surveillance trapping for southern pine beetles on Nantucket. You may have...
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Two cases of White-nose Syndrome found on Nantucket Bats this Spring

Sunday, April 17th was International Bat Appreciation Day and I was remiss in publicly honoring Nantucket's bats! Northern long-eared, Red, Hoary, Silver-haired and Big Brown Bats make up the diversity...