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Category Archives: Field Season
By Sara Mack, NCF Science & Stewardship Volunteer Last week, my coworker Andee and I set out to Almanack Pond to check for two rare plant species. As a volunteer with the Science and Stewardship department this summer, one … Continue reading
Meet our new Seasonal Field Assistants and Volunteer
Plants are starting to flower, spotted turtles are moving around and our 2014 field season is in full swing. Each year we hire a crew of seasonal field assistants to help us conduct all of the field work required by … Continue reading
2013: A Good Year for Science at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation!
Happy New Year everyone! New Years is a good time to take a moment to reflect on the year that has just passed and make plans for the future. During these winter months in between field seasons, our year-round Science … Continue reading
Posted in Field Season Tagged botany, Forests, invasive species, nantucket wildlife, native plants, restoration, sandplain grasslands, Sheep, shorebirds, Strategic planning, trees Leave a comment
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 to complete all of this work without the assistance of … Continue reading
Posted in Field Season Tagged botany, conservation jobs, field assistant, hiring, shorebird monitor Leave a comment
Update: New England Cottontails Documented on Nantucket!
Last February, we posted about our science department’s efforts to document if the New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis), a rare and elusive species of rabbit, is still present on Nantucket (see Searching for a Certain “Some Bunny”). We just recently … Continue reading
A good year for nesting Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers!
It’s hard to believe, but the shorebird nesting season on Nantucket is winding down, and we are already starting to see large groups of fall migrating birds stopping by the Foundation’s beaches and marshes to fuel up before pushing their … Continue reading
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 for our many and various research and management projects. This … Continue reading
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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 (~April-October) when we are actively involved in collecting data and … Continue reading