Access at seashore locations
The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. 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?
Because of coastal erosion of 3 feet a year, the sea has threatened historical landmarks over the years. A few examples of those moved back from the edge include the Old Harbor Life-Saving Station, the Three Sisters, Nauset, and Highland Lights, and the French Cable Hut.