Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Planning
Draft Nantucket NWR Vision Statement
Nantucket National Wildlife Refuge, though diminutive in size, is aptly named Great Point. It has great value to the wildlife that uses its beaches, from shorebirds including the piping plover to mammals including the gray seal. Situated at the tip of a peninsula, it is surrounded by a diverse assemblage of coastal, intertidal, wetland, and marine habitat, attracting a great diversity of fauna. It will continue to be managed as a special place for breeding, wintering and migratory wildlife.
We will continue to provide opportunities for quality, compatible, wildlife-dependent experiences by the public. Known locally as Great Point, Nantucket NWR is recognized internationally as a premier fishing location, and the presence of its lighthouse provides the public with a destination that offers cultural perspective and panoramic views. Through strong partnerships, we will promote ecologically responsible use of the property, and continue to promote public awareness about the intrinsic value of dynamic coastal ecosystems.