About Us

The NJ Birding and Wildlife Trails projects were coordinated by New Jersey Audubon (NJA) staff, Lillian B. Armstrong, Director of Birding and Wildlife Trails, with the guidance of Dale Rosselet, Vice President of Education, and Eric Stiles, Chief Operating Officer & VP Conservation & Stewardship. 

Additional NJA staff worked on the following projects:

Delaware Bayshores Guide
Gina Ewald, Project Associate

Meadowlands & More Guide
Linda Gangi, Project Manager

Skylands Guides
Linda Gangi, Project Manager
Jeannine Parvin, Project Assistant

Pine Barrens & Beyond Guides
Tony Geiger, Project Manager
Susan Wilson, Project & Web Administrator                                                                                   photo by:  Mike Lyncheski

NJ Audubon is extremely grateful to the New Jersey Department of Transportation for funding this meaningful and exciting community-based program for the Delaware Bayshores, Skylands & Pine Barrens & Beyond projects and to the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission for funding the Meadowlands and More project. 

We would like to especially thank the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife and the NJ Division of Travel and Tourism for their contributions.  

Many other people made significant contributions including:

  • the team at ART270, who created and implemented all of our guide’s striking graphic design
  • Jeannine Parvin, who designed our database
  • New Jersey Department of Transportation's Division of Information Technology, whose talented team created all the maps for our Delaware Bayshores, Skylands and Pine Barrens & Beyond guides 
  • For this website, we are grateful for the efforts of NJA’s long-time friends, Mike Lyncheski and Robert Riviera of The Harrier Group, and Jim O’Malley, Information Systems Manager at NJ Audubon 
  • Laurie Pettigrew of the NJ DEP's Division of Fish and Wildlife for her unwavering dedication, encouragement and expertise throughout the Delaware Bayshores project
  • Thanks also to the members of the communities and local governments in Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties, whose hard work and sense of pride in their communities made the Delaware Bayshores project possible 
  • Innovation Printing, Inc., where the Skylands & Pine Barrens Guides were printed
  • Special thanks goes to Christopher Gale and Gabrielle Bennett-Meany from the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, Hugh Carola of Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc. and Jim Kirkos of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce for their time and expertise throughout the project
  • The skilled professionals at Jersey Printing where the Meadowlands & More guide was printed and bound
  • The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s talented GIS team who created all the maps in the Meadowland & More guide 
  • All those dedicated people who oversee these wonderful wildlife areas and were kind enough to share their expertise with us

Finally, we wish to thank the fine birders, naturalists, scientists, historians and conservationists who came before us and worked to protect New Jersey’s abundant natural resources, especially the staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers of New Jersey Audubon.  Their dedication and enthusiasm inspires us, and millions of others, to protect and enjoy wildlife whenever and wherever we can.