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Tag Archives: restoration
Less Shrubs and Moor Views
Take a walk in the northwestern portion of our vast Middle Moors property holdings this winter, and you will see that the landscape in this area has been opened up dramatically. This brushcutting management work is being undertaken by Foundation … Continue reading
Meet Our New Sheep Grazing Project Technician!
We are very pleased to welcome Constance Helstosky to our year-round staff as our new Sheep Grazing Project Technician. Connie joined us in mid-November and has hit the ground running, taking on the many responsibilities associated with the care and … Continue reading
Posted in Sheep Tagged land use history, Nantucket, Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Nantucket sheep, restoration, Sheep, sheep grazing Leave a comment
Restoring Illegally Created Trails on Foundation Properties
Working for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s Science and Stewardship Department, we spend a large portion of our time maintaining and restoring Foundation properties as favorable habitats for rare plants and animals through prescribed fire, sheep grazing and mowing to name a few … Continue reading
Fires of Spring
Green is the color that most of us associate with spring and early summer- but in some of the island’s conservation areas, black is the first color of the season. Spring and fall are when many open space managers in … Continue reading
Posted in Prescribed Fire Tagged land use history, native plants, Natural History, prescribed fire, restoration, sandplain grasslands 1 Comment
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
Salt Marsh Construction at Medouie Creek
The Medouie Creek Wetland is a large wetland along the north side of Polpis Harbor on Nantucket Island. This wetland was historically one large salt water marsh, directly connected to the harbor, getting daily tides washing over it. Sometime in … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized, Wetlands Tagged Medouie Creek, phragmites, restoration, salt marsh 1 Comment