Katama Plains Preserve

Closed to the public because of its sensitive environment, the Katama Plains Preserve is the largest example of native sandplain grassland left on Martha's Vineyard.

Edgartown, Massachusetts

192 acres

What to See: Plants
Sandplain grasslands

What to See: Animals
Short-eared owls (winter), upland sandpiper and golden plover (fall), northern harrier (year round)

Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
Katama Plains represents one of the few sandplain grasslands remaining in the world.

What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing
The Conservancy manages this property for the town of Edgartown and holds a conservation restriction on 128 acres.

We’re Accountable

The Nature Conservancy makes careful use of your support.

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