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

By Karen C. Beattie | January 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Beginning our 50th Year Anniversary with a Major Open Space Purchase!

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…

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

By Jen Karberg | 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…

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

By Karen C. Beattie | 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…

Thinking about Deer Browse ‘Cause it’s Hunting Season

By Jen Karberg | 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…

SciFund 100% Club!

By ncfscience | November 26, 2012 | Comments Off on SciFund 100% Club!

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…

Getting closer – Thank you!

By ncfscience | November 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Getting closer – Thank you!

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) –…

Tracking spotted turtles is hard work….

By ncfscience | November 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Tracking spotted turtles is hard work….

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…

Big Thank you!

By ncfscience | November 19, 2012 | Comments Off on Big Thank you!

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…

People are talking about #SciFund!

By ncfscience | November 14, 2012 | Comments Off on People are talking about #SciFund!

Read Anthony’s interview with us on his blog @iheartanthony’s Research about our current #SciFund Challenge project to raise money to study spotted turtles on Nantucket – http://research.iheartanthony.com/2012/11/14/scifund-rd-3-with-the-nantucket-conservation-foundation-httprkthb-co11854/ And then consider…

The SciFund Challenge – how to pay for research

By Jen Karberg | 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…