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It’s Surreal to Be an Eel on Nantucket!

April 22, 2024 | Comments Off on It’s Surreal to Be an Eel on Nantucket!

If someone came to your town for the first time, what would you want them to know?

For Tisquantum, commonly known as Squanto, it was essential for the Pilgrims who had arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 to know about eels. That’s right, eels!

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Springtime at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation

March 21, 2024 | Comments Off on Springtime at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation

Spring has officially arrived on Nantucket and with the warming weather comes more ways to enjoy the trails and properties all across the island! From bike rides, family walks, dog play dates, or a guided walk by one of our NCF Ecologists, we invite you to explore our properties.

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Windswept Cranberry Bog Restoration Project Awarded $1 Million USFWS Grant

February 15, 2024 | Comments Off on Windswept Cranberry Bog Restoration Project Awarded $1 Million USFWS Grant

The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), in partnership with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, has been awarded $1 million from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for the Windswept Bog Wetland Restoration Project, which will restore and enhance a 231-acre property containing 39 acres of former cranberry bog and 111 acres of natural wetlands.

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Windswept Wetland Restoration Project Groundbreaking Scheduled for January 2024

December 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Windswept Wetland Restoration Project Groundbreaking Scheduled for January 2024

Since 2019, NCF has been working with the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration’s Cranberry Bog Program (DER) to plan a watershed-level wetland restoration project for its Windswept Bog property, located…

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2023 Shorebird Season is a Wrap!

August 29, 2023 | Comments Off on 2023 Shorebird Season is a Wrap!

Gracie Bell, Seasonal Shorebird Technician This year, Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and the Muskeget Islands collectively shared a total of 76 breeding Piping Plover pairs, an increase of 1 pair from last…

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Join Us for the Nantucket Biodiversity Research Conference!

October 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Join Us for the Nantucket Biodiversity Research Conference!

Looking for some interesting and informative events to participate in during early November on Nantucket?? The 9th biennial Nantucket Biodiversity Research Conference will take place from November 4-6, 2021, and…

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Coastal Ecology of Nantucket: A Lecture & Field Course

April 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Coastal Ecology of Nantucket: A Lecture & Field Course

Join Dr Jen Karberg (Nantucket Conservation Foundation) and Dr Sarah Bois (Linda Loring Nature Foundation) this spring to dive in depth and explore the ecology of Nantucket’s unique coastal areas…

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Moor Habitat Management Funding

January 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Moor Habitat Management Funding

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation recently received news that we have been awarded a $24,075 grant to undertake a sandplain heathland and scrub oak barren habitat management project on 24 acres…

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September is Climate Change Awareness Month on Nantucket

September 10, 2020 | Comments Off on September is Climate Change Awareness Month on Nantucket

By Dr. Jennifer Karberg, Research Program Supervisor The Nantucket Select Board has officially recognized September as Climate Change Awareness Month and there are many local events to help learn about…

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Ecology Education at a Social Distance

July 29, 2020 | Comments Off on Ecology Education at a Social Distance

Some of our Science & Stewardship staff have taken time out of their busy schedules to engage in ecology education at a social distance. These methods of outreach in the…

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