Nantucket Conservation Foundation

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation is a non-profit land trust that owns about 9,000 acres of protected land on the island of Nantucket, 30 miles off the southern coast of Cape Cod. Its mission is to assist in the preservation of Nantucket’s character by permanently conserving, maintaining and managing natural areas and habitats and to encourage an appreciation of and interest in the island’s natural resources. The Foundation’s Department of Science and Stewardship undertakes habitat restoration and management, studying the effects of these activities on both rare and invasive plant and animal populations, and conducts research that contributes to the development of property conservation management plans.