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Mute Swans (Cygnus olor)

January 16, 2013

  The mute swan is the largest waterfowl species found on Nantucket but is actually not a native species to the United States. Valued for its beauty and aesthetic appeal,…

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Nantucket Students Learn About Island Invasive Plants

January 7, 2013

Environmental Science students at Nantucket High School (NHS) have been studying the ecological impacts of non-native invasive species around the world. Just before the holidays, Research Technician/Field Supervisor Kelly Omand, a…

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Beginning our 50th Year Anniversary with a Major Open Space Purchase!

January 3, 2013

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation unexpectedly but very fortuitously marked the beginning of its 50th anniversary year by completing a complex and lengthy negotiation to purchase the 207 acres Norwood Farm…

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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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What’s with the brushcutting along the Madaket Bike Path?

December 7, 2012

NCF is excited about initiating vegetation management this winter associated with our Wildfire Risk Reduction Program. Since 2011, our NCF’s Board of Trustees and science staff have been developing plans…

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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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SciFund 100% Club!

November 26, 2012

Wow! With 19 days remaining, we have already exceeded our goal of raising $2000 through the #SciFund Challenge. We are incredibly grateful for all the support for our project. Of…

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Getting closer – Thank you!

November 26, 2012

Our #SciFund Challenge to crowdfund for spotted turtle research on Nantucket is taking off.  We have been making new friends on facebook and getting new followers on twitter (@ncfscience) –…

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Tracking spotted turtles is hard work….

November 21, 2012

A few months ago, NCF’s primary turtle expert decided to attach a GoPro camera to the top of a hard hat and set off into the scrub oak to show…

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Big Thank you!

November 19, 2012

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the first week of our #SciFund Challenge!  We have had great response so far but there is still a lot of…

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