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Working Lands for Wildlife Outreach Event1776 South Mill Road, Vineland, NJ 08360
On September 8th, 2022 from 5-8 PM please join New Jersey Audubon (NJA), USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), and Quail Forever (QF) for a night of conservation at the Landis Sewerage Authority located at 1776 South Mill Road in Vineland, New Jersey. NJA, NRCS, and QF are partnering together to showcase, explain, and accept applications for funding opportunities available for landowners to partake in conservation practices. While funding for a variety of conservation practices is available through these organizations, the following will be highlighted at this event: Bobwhite Quail Habitat Restoration – in partnership with NRCS & NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife (NJDFW), Quail Forever aims to establish and enhance grassland habitat on private lands within NJ. This Bobwhite Quail initiative is focused on landowners signing up for NRCS programs which provides financial assistance for those applying habitat management practices. Technical assistance including planting recommendations and guidance are available. Atlantic White Cedar Forest Restoration – Atlantic White Cedar is a declining species within New Jersey and throughout its range. Southern New Jersey has remaining intact stands with potential to restore these declining habitats. New Jersey Audubon’s Healthy Land and Waters Grant aims to implement restoration work with private landowners who have Atlantic White Cedar forests on their property within the Rancocas Creek and Maurice River Watersheds. Restoration work is guided by management prescriptions within a Forest Stewardship Plan written by a state approved forester. Stormwater Management on Working Land – programs providing technical and financial assistance are available to farmers and landowners in New Jersey who wish to conserve natural resources such as soil and water on working lands and have an added benefit of enhancing wildlife habitat. Enrolling in programs through USDA-NRCS or New Jersey Audubon will help achieve reduced storm water runoff, soil erosion, and increased groundwater recharge. Attendees will tour the LSA grounds to see these projects in action, then gather for refreshments to learn how they too can implement these practices on their own land with the financial and technical assistance provided by these organizations. AN RSVP IS REQUIRED If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Alyssa Bright [email protected] We hope to see you there!