Meet Our Seasonals!

June 30, 2022

Each year, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation hires 2-4 seasonal employees to help us get field work done. NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department has over 15 different projects exploring the unique…

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

June 1, 2022

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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Knotweed on Nantucket: Biocontrol Possibilities

May 18, 2022

Got Knotweed? There’s a good chance knotweed is one of those plants you’re battling in your yard…and if not, it’s practically guaranteed there’s some in your neighborhood. It’s one of…

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Climate Change Driving Northward Expansion of Southern Pine Beetle Populations

May 6, 2022

Since 2018, biologists from the Forest Health Program at the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation have been conducting surveillance trapping for southern pine beetles on Nantucket. You may have…

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Two cases of White-nose Syndrome found on Nantucket Bats this Spring

April 22, 2022

Sunday, April 17th was International Bat Appreciation Day and I was remiss in publicly honoring Nantucket’s bats! Northern long-eared, Red, Hoary, Silver-haired and Big Brown Bats make up the diversity…

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Taking Attendance of Our Oystercatchers

April 7, 2022

There are many indicators of spring finally arriving on island. One of Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s favorite indicators is the sight of our migrating birds, especially the American Oystercatchers, returning to…

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Come Work with Us in 2022

March 28, 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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Early Spring Botany: Hazelnuts

March 9, 2022

It may seem like March is a bleak wasteland as we wait for signs of spring, but if you pay close attention, you may discover that more is happening in…

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Moving Forward with Wetland Restoration at Windswept Bog

March 1, 2022

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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Nantucket Boy Scouts help Save the Bats!

February 11, 2022

Last summer, a local boy scout, Gabe Zinser, reached out to us at NCF in hopes that he could partner with us on his service project that will help him…

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