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Tag Archives: Sheep
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
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
Where do the NCF Sheep Spend the Winter?
The Nantucket Conservation Foundation maintains a flock of sheep at Squam Farm as part of our conservation efforts. You can read more about how effective sheep can be as a grassland management tool in our previous blog. During the growing … Continue reading
Posted in Sheep Tagged lambs, local hay, Nantucket, Sheep, sheep nutrition, Squam Farm Leave a comment
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
Posted in Botany, Sheep Tagged nantucket yarn, rare plants, sandplain grasslands, Sheep, sheep grazing, wool 1 Comment