Stewardship

What Makes New Jersey a Better Place for People and Wildlife? Our Volunteers!

New Jersey Audubon owes so much to the great group of volunteers that donate their most valuable resource to help make New Jersey a better place for people and wildlife. Over the years, so many have given their time and energy towards stewarding the land, from planting native species, to…...

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Where the Wild Things Are: Seed Collections Jumpstart Reforestation at Cape May Point State Park

  By Brittany Dobrzynski, Stewardship Project Coordinator – South Conservation work continues along Seagrove Avenue at Cape May Point State Park, where New Jersey Audubon has been removing non-native invasive plants. After years of work, and more to come, the re-establishment of native plant communities is underway! Some of the…...

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A “Blueprint” for Recovery – Nest Boxes and the Eastern Bluebird

The brilliant blue of an Eastern Bluebird is a common sight in New Jersey, but that was not always the case. From the mid-1930s to the 1970s, Eastern Bluebird populations dwindled due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and the introduction of aggressive non-native birds, like the House Sparrow and European…...

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ENDANGERED GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER FOUND IN A MANAGED SITE ON SPARTA MOUNTAIN!

On May 20, 2020 a rare Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) was found using a patch of young forest on Sparta Mountain where the mature trees had previously been harvested to create young forest habitat for the warbler and other wildlife. The rare warbler was discovered by NJ Division of Fish…...

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Restoration Efforts Continue at Cape May Point State Park

By Steven Garcia, Stewardship Technician New Jersey Audubon continues to restore and create habitat throughout New Jersey. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have adapted new approaches and strict guidelines to ensure staff, partners, and the public are protected. These guidelines allow us to continue the important work of…...

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NJA Helps Farmer to Become First Cranberry Producer to be Approved for USDA Funded Bobwhite Quail Habitat Restoration Program

Joseph J. White, Inc (which markets through Pine Barrens Native Fruits, LLC), a 390-acre cranberry farm at Whitesbog, NJ that is owned and operated by fifth-generation cranberry growers Joe Darlington and Brenda Conner, recently became the first cranberry producer approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to receive…...

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Conservation Work Continues Even in Uncertain Times

Although the world is a lot different now, what has not changed is the need to conserve and protect our natural resources for a healthier planet.  Donned in facemasks and gloves, New Jersey Audubon Stewardship staff assisted two different landowners in the Musconetcong Watershed with reforestation projects.  Both projects are…...

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Restoring Lake Lily at Cape May Point

Amid the Covid-19 crisis, New Jersey Audubon continues its commitment to conserve wildlife and habitat through the active management, restoration and enhancement of public and private lands throughout the state. The Lake Lily restoration project is just one example! Lake Lily is a small and picturesque lake in the borough…...

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NJ Audubon Wattles Stewardship Center Recognized as a NJ Sustainable Business

New Jersey has its share of environmental issues, however, more and more businesses across New Jersey are implementing sustainable environmentally friendly business practices in an effort to reduce or mitigate these impacts.  Through these conservation and sustainable business practices and/or projects, these entities not only help the environment but by sharing…...

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No Till November

New Jersey Audubon and our partners are asking farmers throughout New Jersey to “keep the stubble” on their land following the harvest of commodity crops (i.e. corn, soybeans, etc). It’s No Till November! By leaving plant residue behind on harvested farm fields, farmers help to limit soil disturbance and maintain…...

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