Stewardship

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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A Rough Time for Ruffed Grouse

Recently the NJ Fish and Game Council unanimously voted to close the Ruffed Grouse hunting season, citing extremely low numbers of the bird across the state. While Grouse have been documented as declining precipitously over the last few decades, this is not unique to NJ. Since 1980, eighteen Northeastern, Midwestern,…...

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Fire in Eastern Oak Forests

The message was clear, after spending three days at the recent “Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference”, we need more fire in oak forests! Although possibly a jarring statement to the general public, this takeaway was fleshed out in detail on how prescribed burning can be an important tool to…...

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