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Sending out the Bat Signal

December 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Sending out the Bat Signal

Since the discovery of a population of Northern long-eared bats on Nantucket in 2015, the Foundation’s Science and Stewardship Department has been working hard to understand how these bats use habitat here. Because this species is at a high risk of extinction throughout much of the rest of the northeast, we feel it is critically…

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Winter Botany: Marcescent Leaf Mysteries

December 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Winter Botany: Marcescent Leaf Mysteries

If you happen to be wandering through Squam Swamp or Squam Farm as autumn gives way to winter, you may notice that while most of the trees have already shed their foliage, oaks (Quercus spp.) and American beech (Fagus grandifolia) may still retain old dried leaves rattling spookily in the wind. Some individuals seem to remain almost fully dressed, while…

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Cormac Collier named new President & CEO of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation

December 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Cormac Collier named new President & CEO of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation

Cormac Collier, Executive Director of the Nantucket Land Council, has been named the new President & CEO of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Collier was selected after a nationwide search as a permanent replacement for former Executive Director Jim Lentowski, who retired in July 2018. “As we met with candidates from around the country, Cormac’s passion,…

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