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Sheep Grazing on Nantucket: Grassland Restoration and How to Buy Local Wool

December 13, 2012 / 1 Comment

The Foundation owns and manages a little under 9,000 acres of protected conservation land on the island.  Nantucket is an interesting place to practice conservation because many of the unique natural areas on Nantucket exist because of human activities and disturbance.  The rare sandplain grasslands and heathlands found on the south shores of Nantucket exist…

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What’s with the brushcutting along the Madaket Bike Path?

December 7, 2012 / 2 Comments

NCF is excited about initiating vegetation management this winter associated with our Wildfire Risk Reduction Program. Since 2011, our NCF’s Board of Trustees and science staff have been developing plans to strategically apply brushcutting, prescribed fire and pine tree removal on our properties, with the concurrent goals of reducing the risk of wildfire and benefiting…

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