Nature Conservancy Sells Its Building to Biodiversity Works
Noah Asimow
The Nature Conservancy has sold its Lambert’s Cove office to BiodiversityWorks, providing a permanent home for the Vineyard-based wildlife monitoring and research nonprofit.
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Nature Conservancy Scales Back on Island
Noah Asimow

The Nature Conservancy has significantly cut back its presence on Martha’s Vineyard, eliminating staff and confirming plans to sell the Vineyard Haven office.

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Sandplain Grassland Restoration Begins
Landry Harlan
The roar of machinery and crunch of crushed vegetation were in the air at Long Point Wildlife Refuge in West Tisbury this week, marking the beginning of a pair of state-funded projects to restore rare Island sandplain grasslands.
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Unprecedented Conservation Pact Between Flynn Family Trust and State Adds Over 800 Acres to State Forest
Julia Wells
Some 830 acres of unspoiled upland property in the rural perimeters of Edgartown - part of the vast place known to many as Pohogonot, whose total land area at one time included some 5,000 acres of magnificent upland and coastal farmland - will be sold by the descendants of the late George D. Flynn to the state Department of Environmental Management by the end of the month.
 
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Barnard’s Inn Farm Is Preserved
Vineyard Gazette
Prominent conservationists announced yesterday that they have acquired Barnard’s Inn Farm, a 60-acre parcel of land in West Tisbury that is highlighted by the arboretum created by Mary Louisa (Polly) Hill.
 
The property is important for several reasons. The farm is considered a key element in the rural stretch in the north part of town. It links several important pieces of conservation land.
 
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To Conserve and Protect; Island Conservationists Say Cooperation Is Key
Alex Elvin
Since the founding of Sheriff’s Meadow in 1958, Martha’s Vineyard has become a world leader in conservation, with a several nonprofits working together to preserve the natural environment.
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Last Groundfish Permit Stays on Island, Though Unicorn Days Are Numbered
Alex Elvin

The Nature Conservancy, working with the Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust, has purchased the Island’s last historic groundfish permit. The permit was held by Greg Mayhew, owner of the Unicorn.

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Shaking Hands With Nature, One Step at a Time
Alison L. Mead
On Sunday afternoon about 40 hikers (and several dogs) gathered for a guided walk through the Frances Woods Preserve in West Tisbury. “Fran Woods emailed this morning to say ‘enjoy the walk,’” said Brendan O’Neill, executive director of the Vineyard Conservation Society.
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Nature Conservancy Protects Rare West Tisbury Frost Bottom
Remy Tumin
Once carved into tiny lots and peddled as a promotion for a 19th century tonic, the 100-acre tract known as the Medicine Lots has been placed in permanent conservation thanks to a purchase completed last month by TNC.
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Conservancy Invests in Tisbury Great Pond Oyster Futures
Remy Tumin
Part of the Tisbury Great Pond is about to become an oyster reef, thanks to a project sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and the towns of Chilmark and West Tisbury.

The propagation projects calls for putting down 100 cubic yards of sea clam shells as culch and then planting 250,000 juvenile oysters.

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