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

June 1, 2022 / Comments Off on 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…

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Come Work with Us in 2022

March 28, 2022 / Comments Off on Come Work with Us in 2022

Each year NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department hires an amazing seasonal field crew to help us work on the many, many ecological, management and restoration projects we conduct. In 2022,…

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World Wetland Day 2022: Value * Manage * Restore * Love

January 28, 2022 / Comments Off on World Wetland Day 2022: Value * Manage * Restore * Love

February 2nd has celebrated World Wetlands Day since 1997 to raise awareness of the importance of wetlands and the threats facing wetlands on a global scale. This date is the…

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Oyster Castles Fighting Climate Change on Nantucket Island

November 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Oyster Castles Fighting Climate Change on Nantucket Island

By Dr. Jen Karberg, Research Program Supervisor This November, Nantucket Conservation Foundation, in collaboration with the Town of Nantucket Natural Resource Department, completed the final step in a 2 year…

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Exploring Climate Change On Nantucket Island

August 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Exploring Climate Change On Nantucket Island

By Dr. Jen Karberg, Research Program Supervisor This summer saw the release of the the first section of the IPCC’s (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) sixth comprehensive assessment. The assessment…

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Meet our 2021 Seasonal Field Assistants!

June 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Meet our 2021 Seasonal Field Assistants!

Each field season (~May-October), the Science and Stewardship Department of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation welcomes seasonal field assistants to help us do all manner of ecological field work. Our field…

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Finding Horseshoe Crabs on the Beach? Here’s how to help!

May 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Finding Horseshoe Crabs on the Beach? Here’s how to help!

Its spring on Nantucket and as we return to the island’s beaches, there are many treasures to find! This year, the really low tides around our full and new moons,…

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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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Dune Stabilization at Millie’s Bridge

March 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Dune Stabilization at Millie’s Bridge

by: Jen Karberg, Ph.D.; Science and Stewardship, Research Program Supervisor To celebrate the first week of spring, volunteers from island conservation groups and Madaket homeowners gathered together (socially distant!) to…

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Freshwater Wetlands Breathe Life Around the Island

February 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Freshwater Wetlands Breathe Life Around the Island

By Dr Jen Karberg, Research Program Supervisor 30 miles off the mainland, anchored in the Atlantic Ocean, Nantucketer’s know better than many how water shapes our natural world. Wetlands are…

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