Restoration Projects

December 15, 2022
Conservation News

You might have seen one of our signs, shown below, while visiting a preserve. These signs indicate areas where the Trust is involved in habitat restoration and scientific studies.


Shoreline and meadow restoration is the focus at the Widow’s Hole Preserve in Greenport. Our stewardship team is actively monitoring the stabilization of the shoreline. Additionally, we have done several plantings of spartina and beach grasses. Native plantings such as these, provide erosion control and increased habitat. We will do more plantings in the future.

At both Georgica and Sagg ponds, we’re involved in water quality research in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Read more about research on coastal ponds and what you can do to help here.

In Amagansett, at both the Silver Beech Preserve and wooded areas of the Quail Hill Preserve, we’re involved in beech leaf disease (BLD) monitoring. This September, a forest inventory was conducted by an outside contractor. The forest inventory will help us understand the diversity, stage of disease, and impact that BLD is having now and in the future. Following the tree inventories, a report will be prepared for each location summarizing the findings, along with a long-term maintenance plan outlining information pertaining to forest health.

For more information on these projects contact Matt Swain, Director of Stewardship & Geographic Information Systems.

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