EVERY DAY IS EARTH DAY AT NEW JERSEY AUDUBON
CAPE MAY HAWKWATCH is established
New Jersey Audubon plays a role in ESTABLISHING AND PRESERVING THE PINELANDS NATIONAL RESERVE
MONARCH TAGGING is done at Scherman Hoffman
WORLD SERIES OF BIRDING begins to raise money for bird conservation
New Jersey Audubon takes the lead in forming the ALLIANCE FOR NEW
JERSEY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (ANJEE)
New Jersey Audubon assumes a leadership role in the FRESHWATER WETLANDS COALITION focused on passing the New Jersey Wetlands Bill
NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION is established with New Jersey Audubon’s leadership.
OPERATION FLIGHTPATH – a major initiative to encourage the protection of migratory bird habitat results in the publication of New Jersey at the Crossroads of Migration.
BACKYARD HABITAT FOR BIRDS is completed and becomes New Jersey’s
first habitat-focused publication speaking to planting native species. New Jersey Audubon assumes a leadership role in establishing the NEW JERSEY
The MONARCH MONITORING PROJECT is established and working in conjunction with Cape May Bird Observatory.
BRIDGES TO THE NATURAL WORLD, a NJ-specific natural history teacher’s
guide is published and sets the standard for place-based ecological education.
Cape May Bird Observatory initiates the AVALON SEAWATCH to count and
monitor migratory seabirds.
NEW JERSEY WATERS: WATERSHED APPROACH TO TEACHING THE ECOLOGY OF REGIONAL SYSTEMS, a curriculum guide for middle and high school teachers is published.
New Jersey Audubon launches its FIRST WEBSITE.
New Jersey Audubon’s BREEDING BIRD ATLAS engages 650 volunteers.
New Jersey Audubon celebrates its 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY.
Began DEER MANAGEMENT on New Jersey Audubon Sanctuaries and have been a leader in advancing the discussion about the need to manage NJ’s
overabundant deer population.
The BIRDING AND WILDLIFE TRAILS PROGRAM was established to encourage people to get outdoors.
New Jersey Audubon partners with National Audubon Society to DOCUMENT IMPORTANT BIRD AND BIRDING AREAS.
New Jersey Audubon leads the legislative initiative to Halt the Harvest of HORSESHOE CRABS in New Jersey
Began working to restore and establish native WARM-SEASON GRASS HABITAT, important for declining grassland birds.
Cape May Bird Observatory’s SONGBIRD MORNING FLIGHT WATCH is established at Higbee Beach WMA.
MONTCLAIR HAWK WATCH celebrates 50th anniversary, second only in the nation to Hawk Mountain.
Scherman Hoffman receives donor funds to erect New Jersey Audubon’s first DEER EXCLOSURE of approximately 14 acres.
The CORPORATE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL to engage corporations in stewardship projects began.
Established the KEEP IT GREEN COALITION to lead efforts to pass statewide bond measures to preserve and steward New Jersey’s waterways, wildlife habitat, natural areas, farmland, forests, parks, and historic sites.
New Jersey Audubon becomes NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION’S STATE AFFILIATE.
One of the leaders in the effort that saw the passage of
the PRESCRIBED BURN ACT – opening up important habitat management and fire safety tool to landowners and managers.
The DELAWARE RIVER BASIN RESTORATION PROGRAM (DRBRP) received $9.7 million in funding as part of the fiscal 2020 Interior Appropriations bill, a 62% increase over 2019.
Launched S.A.V.E (Support Agricultural Viability and the Environment Program) which saw the growth of sunflower seed in NJ for birdseed the proceeds of which supported native grassland establishment and management.
Became the first non-profit in NJ to hold a FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL GROUP CERTIFICATE, allowing New Jersey Audubon to sustainably manage and certify properties for their forest resources.
Lead the effort to see the passage of the FOREST STEWARDSHIP ACT and subsequent rule establishment that allows landowners to manage their forest for ecological and not just economic value.
A leader in addressing the need to manage the disturbance dependent PINELANDS FOREST SYSTEM to recover declining wildlife and make a safer environment for people.
Lead the charge to RESTORE NJ’S FORESTS to a diverse matrix of age classes and structure that supports both declining and common wildlife.
Establish the COALITION FOR THE DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED a coalition of over 150 groups dedicated to protecting the watershed.
Worked with partners on creating a COASTAL RESILIENCY CURRICULUM for middle and high school educators: Building Ecological Solution to Coastal
Grew the NEW JERSEY ECO-SCHOOLS USA PROGRAM from 45 schools to over 300 engaged in student-led school sustainability projects.
Held New Jersey’s first-ever YOUNG BIRDERS CONFERENCE
Began using 100% recycled paper for all printed material, brochures, magazines and handouts