WHO WE ARE The Nature Conservancy has been working on the Island since 1972, and officially launched the Block Island Program in 1991. The Nature Conservancy’s strength lies in its strong partnerships, local staff with extensive knowledge of Block Island’s ecology, and our use of proven, science-based strategies. With the help of partners, donors, and volunteers, the Island’s community-based conservation program has made significant progress in the last three decades with more than 47% of Block Island conserved for the benefit of people and wildlife. Since 1992 TNC, RI Department of Environmental Management, and US Fish and Wildlife Service have conducted a long-term monitoring effort of the Federally Threatened American Burying Beetle on the Island. This effort i

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