Program Restoring Native Oysters in NH, ME

Program Restoring Native Oysters in NH, ME
Photo/The Nature Conservancy

Seacoast Online: The Oyster Conservationist program has been sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and University of New Hampshire for the past 9 years as a way for local residents to help restore native oysters to [Great Bay, NH].

Over those 9 years, the OC program has helped reconstruct oyster populations in Great Bay and 5 estuarine rivers. Kara McKeton, restoration coordinator for The Nature Conservancy, said this year saw the program expand dramatically. “This year’s program achieved new high points for the number of people involved at 121, the number of sites at 70, and our expansion into Maine,” McKeton said.

Read more about the efforts to expand the native oyster populations in New Hampshire and Maine.