Nauset Bike Trail partial closure in effect
The Nauset Bike Trail between Salt Pond Visitor Center and Tomahawk Trail will be closed from October 30 to mid-December for rehabilitation. No bike or pedestrian access will be allowed during this time.
Access at seashore locations
The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a storm last winter. For current conditions, check at the Salt Pond Visitor Center. More »
Nickerson Fellowship Recipients
Past Recipients2012 Erin Hilley - graduate student, Antioch University - Myrmecochory and Corema conradii at Cape Cod National Seashore: Is C conradii Dispersal Limited Without the Aid of Ants?
2011 Jennifer Burkhardt - undergraduate, University of Rhode Island - Salt Marsh Macroalgae
2010 Scott Buchanan - graduate student, Montclair State University - Spatial Ecology and Habitat Utilization of the Eastern Hognose Snake
2009 Taylor Harvey - undergraduate, Wellesly College - Sediment Characterization of the Herring River Restoration Area
2008 Jessie Wheeler - graduate student, Antioch University - Evaluating Suitable Habitat for Native Halophyte Establishment Using Prescribed Burning in a Restored Salt Marsh on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
2007 Ethan Estey - graduate student, University of Rhode Island - Recreational Angler Creel Survey of Outer Cape Beach Access
2006 Todd Tupper extension - no additional stipend
2005 Todd Tupper - PhD Candidate, George Mason University - Habitat Variables Influencing Breeding Effort in Northern Clade Bufo fowleri
2004 Cate O'Keefe extension - no additional stipend
2003 Cate O'Keefe - graduate student, Boston University Marine Program - Habitat Suitability for the Alewife in East Harbor
2001 Whitney Kurz - undergraduate, Duke University - Impacts of Biomedical Bleeding on Horseshoe Crabs
1999 Brett Still - intern at Wellfleet Audubon Sanctuary - Systematic Inventory of Park Amphibians (joint project of Audubon and CACO Inventory Monitoring Program)
1997 - '98 Jean Poitras - graduate student, UMASS at Boston - Cases of Intergovernmental Cooperation Between the National Park Service and Local Governments
1995 Aria Brissette - '95 graduate, University of Rhode Island (SCA) - Pond Restoration and Impact Assessment Plan
1994 Todd Rinaldi - undergraduate, Unity College, ME (SCA) - Kettle Pond Hydrology - Gull Pond, Duck Pond, Wellfleet
1993 Scott Shumway - 2nd year award, same topic with match from NPS "Challenge Cost-share Program"
1992 Scott Shumway - Professor, Wheaton College - Species Interactions in Dune Plants, CACO
Did You Know?
Tropical fish may occur in the waters of Cape Cod National Seashore. Tropical fish can be found in coastal areas all the way to the Canadian Maritime. Eggs and larvae of tropical fish are caught in the Gulf Stream and transported north. These fish eventually perish as the water cools.