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Searching for rare plants in 2014

February 10, 2014 /

In mid-January, Jen Karberg (NCF’s Research Supervisor) attended the annual New England Plant Conservation Program (NEPCoP) MA Task Force Meeting to discuss rare plants and the state of rare plant…

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NCF Science and Stewardship is Hiring for the 2014 Field Season!

December 16, 2013 / Comments Off on NCF Science and Stewardship is Hiring for the 2014 Field Season!

Through this blog, we have explored the various and unique research and field work projects that NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department is involved in.  It would be impossible for us…

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Meet our Seasonal Field Assistants

June 14, 2013 / Comments Off on Meet our Seasonal Field Assistants

Our 2013 field season is now in full swing and each year we hire a crew of seasonal field assistants to help us conduct all of the field work needed…

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Horseshoe Crabs on Nantucket – Ancient and Fascinating

May 7, 2013 /

Spring on Nantucket means the arrival of peepers, daffodils blooming and American oystercatchers on the beach.  It also means the arrival of one of our more interesting marine species –…

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How to Plan a Successful Field Season

March 15, 2013 / Comments Off on How to Plan a Successful Field Season

March always sneaks up on me each year.  In the Science and Stewardship Department at NCF, our work year is divided up into two very different parts: our Field Season…

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New England Plant Conservation Program – Surveying Rare Plants

January 25, 2013 / Comments Off on New England Plant Conservation Program – Surveying Rare Plants

Last week, Jen Karberg (NCF’s Research Supervisor) attended the annual New England Plant Conservation Program (NEPCoP) MA Task Force Meeting to discuss rare plants and the state of rare plant…

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

December 13, 2012 /

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…

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Thinking about Deer Browse ‘Cause it’s Hunting Season

November 28, 2012 /

There are a few local legends about how deer first came to live on Nantucket that range from deer swimming from the Cape (16 miles at the shortest point) to…

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The SciFund Challenge – how to pay for research

November 12, 2012 /

Today, the NCF Science and Stewardship Department is venturing into exciting and unknown territory.  We are participating in the #SciFund Challenge to raise money to study spotted turtles at Medouie…

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Salt Marsh Construction at Medouie Creek

November 7, 2012 /

The Medouie Creek Wetland is a large wetland along the north side of Polpis Harbor on Nantucket Island.  This wetland was historically one large salt water marsh, directly connected to…

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