‘Listening Together’ for coastal island and bird conservation
31 Aug 2020
How do we best care for and monitor isolated, hard to access places like coastal islands? A collaborative, community-based project launched last year is helping us and other conservation partners to answer that question with the use of bioacoustic monitoring technology.
Peases Island, in Perpetuity
29 Apr 2020
Land Stewardship Assistant, Joanna Skomorowski, reflects on her trip to Peases Island last fall to conduct a baseline survey where she was swept away by the wide-open beauty of this far flung island.
Stewardship in Action: Barren Meadow Garbage Blitz
26 Nov 2019
Stewardship in action very often involves tasks that are simple to list: Remove invasive species. Clean up a dump. Plant new trees. Protect threatened species. But put into practice, the work can be repetitive and demanding. Read more about a clean-up effort at our Barren Meadow Conservation Lands.
Seal Island Stewardship: Looking back before we look ahead
25 Sep 2019
As we shift our focus to stewardship planning for the future of the lands on Seal Island, it is a timely opportunity to look back at its past to consider not only its conservation values for birds and biodiversity, but also the cultural and historical importance of this special place.
Much more than seals – Chronicles of a baseline survey on Seal Island
15 Aug 2019
The Nature Trust acquired 80% of Seal Island as part of our Lasting Landscapes campaign this year. But acquisition is only the first step. During the month of August, three Nature Trust staff members, one summer student and two volunteers traveled to Seal Island to take the next important step in the conservation of this wondrous foggy isle.
A glimpse into the secret life of seabirds – Bon Portage Island stewardship excursion
20 Jun 2019
Over June 7-9, on a special weekend-long excursion to Bon Portage Island for our Connecting with Nature series of events, we were able to offer volunteers an opportunity to get a glimpse into the secret life of one species of seabird in particular—Leach’s Storm-Petrel.
What Stewardship Means to Me
02 Apr 2019
We have had some exciting news recently with new properties as part of our Lasting Landscapes Campaign, but securement is not the culmination of our conservation work, it is the beginning of it. We are committed to stewarding these properties in perpetuity – and with me new in post, it makes sense to take a look at what that entails.