Preserving the Island for Everyone

Preserving Nantucketโ€™s character by permanently conserving, maintaining, and
managing natural areas and habitats.

What's Happening

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Sassafras in Springtime

Sassafras in full flower near Medouie Creek. Photo D.I. O'Dell At home colonizing old fields transitioning to woods, sassafras (Sassafras albidum) can be found around Nantucket, from the maturing forests...
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Could a Piping Plover be Your Spirit Animal?

What type of beach goer are you? Do you prefer your own private beach for miles or like to be right next to your neighbor? Depending on your answer, you...
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Beware of Beetles! Southern Pine Beetles March Northward

In the coming weeks, we at the Conservation Foundation will begin annual surveillance for the presence of southern pine beetles on Nantucket and we could use your help searching for...