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New England Plant Conservation Program – Surveying Rare Plants

Last week, Jen Karberg (NCF’s Research Supervisor) attended the annual New England Plant Conservation Program (NEPCoP) MA Task Force Meeting to discuss rare plants and the state of rare plant populations and management in Massachusetts. NEPCoP is a collection of … Continue reading

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

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 natural areas on Nantucket exist because of human activities and … Continue reading

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Thinking about Deer Browse ‘Cause it’s Hunting Season

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 deer being purposefully brought to the island in the 1920s … Continue reading

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