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Moving Forward with Wetland Restoration at Windswept Bog

March 1, 2022 / Comments Off on Moving Forward with Wetland Restoration at Windswept Bog

In 2019, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s (NCF) Board of Trustees decided to retire cranberry cultivation on the Foundation’s Windswept Bog property (located on Polpis Road) to pursue a watershed level…

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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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It’s Harvest Time!

September 17, 2021 / Comments Off on It’s Harvest Time!

Although the calendar says that we still have a few days of summer left, fall is definitely in the air. The days are shorter, the nights are cooler, the humidity…

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The Science of Pond Management

July 19, 2021 / Comments Off on The Science of Pond Management

It’s mid-July on Nantucket, and a number of harmful algae blooms (or HABs) have already been documented within the island’s freshwater ponds. In past years, this phenomenon has occurred later…

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Protecting Nantucket’s Rare Species: What, How and Why?

May 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Protecting Nantucket’s Rare Species: What, How and Why?

Nantucket is home to a remarkably high number of rare and endangered species. These plants and animals occur here for many of the same reasons that people find Nantucket so…

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Planning for Summer Pond Management Projects

April 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Planning for Summer Pond Management Projects

April is a busy transition time for ecologists. Winter data analysis and writing projects need to get wrapped up. Early season field work – such as nesting shorebird and turtle…

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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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Celebrating the Foundation’s 57th Anniversary

December 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Celebrating the Foundation’s 57th Anniversary

As we get ready to close out 2020, we would like to commemorate the Foundation’s 57nd anniversary on December 28th. On this date in 1963, a group of Nantucketers met…

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Deer Hunting Season is Here

November 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Deer Hunting Season is Here

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it will soon be shotgun deer hunting season here on Nantucket and elsewhere across Massachusetts. Although archery season has been underway since October 5th…

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Getting Ready for a Harrowing Winter

September 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Getting Ready for a Harrowing Winter

Our Science and Stewardship Department is excited to move forward with a new phase of habitat management work within the Serengeti area on the north side of the Milestone Road.…

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