© Jin Hong



NBI is working with the Nantucket DPW in a Cooperative Weed Management Project to control invasive species along Nantucket road sides and bike paths.


Visit our Invasive Species Committee website to learn more about this new initiative and to see a list of invasive species on Nantucket


© James Hinson







The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) seeks to conserve the native biodiversity of Nantucket through collaborative research, monitoring and education.

NBI is a collaborative effort between many local, state and federal conservation, science and research organizations.


Save the Date!


NBI's 6th Biennial Citizen Science Weekend


July 25 - 27th, 2014

NBI is busy planning this year's Citizen Science Weekend which will take place for the first time during the summer. Save the date and come participate in biodiversity monitoring across the island. This is a great chance to learn something new and interact with other naturalists and scientists on Nantucket during the summer.



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A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our 5th Biennial Biodiversity Research Conference - November 1st - 3rd 2013.


With the generous support of ReMain Nantucket, we were able to make the conference a threeday event with field trips, a keynote talk and a full day of talks at the Nantucket Hotel.


NBI Research Grants

The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative supports biodiversity related research on Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget Islands through and annual Small Grants program. This program awards grants of $1,500 or less to researchers from all areas of the sciences. Funding is available for the purchase of research equipment, travel to the Islands for research, field supplies, sample processing, etc necessary to complete a specific research project. Additional information can be found in the grant guidelines and application.


Thank you to everyone who submitted applications to our 2014 Research Grants program. We received many applications for exciting biodiversity-related research to be conducted on Nantucket.



Copies of our NEW brochure are available through participating members or here


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