Preserving the Island for Everyone

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

What's Happening

NBI Science Showcase is Here: Come Explore Nantucket with Us!

The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) represents conservation organizations, naturalists, and researchers from across the island (including the Nantucket Conservation Foundation!) and every other we come together and invite the public...

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...