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DU Launches Southeast New Jersey Coastal Initiative

Ducks Unlimited and its partners recently launched a new conservation initiative in the Garden State. The goal of this initiative is to protect, restore, and enhance vital wetlands in southeastern New Jersey's coastal region, where the pressures of development and the risk of severe storm destruction of the kind caused by Hurricane Sandy continue to threaten these already altered landscapes.

DU Launches Southeast New Jersey Coastal Initiative

Ducks Unlimited and its partners recently launched a new conservation initiative in the Garden State. The goal of this initiative is to protect, restore, and enhance vital wetlands in southeastern New Jersey's coastal region, where the pressures of development and the risk of severe storm destruction of the kind caused by Hurricane Sandy continue to threaten these already altered landscapes.

New Jersey Tidal Basin Restoration Completed

The Cape May Peninsula and adjacent Delaware Bay are renowned for supporting a great abundance and diversity of waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds during migration and winter.

DU, partners restore native habitat along Jersey coast

Both the Cape May Peninsula and the Delaware Bay are world renown for supporting an abundance and diversity of shorebirds, wading birds, and waterfowl, which utilize mudflats and shallow wetlands to refuel during migration and winter.

Construction Nearly Complete at Franklin Parker Preserve

DU and partners restore and enhance 888 acres of wetlands in New Jersey.

New Jersey: Franklin Parker Preserve

In the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Franklin Parker Preserve project is the largest Wetlands Reserve Program project in New Jersey.

Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

DU Engineers have done it again: the failing water control structure at Lighthouse Road in Salem County will be replaced in early 2007. DU has hired a contractor to install the new structure, and permits have been approved.

Restoring the Bear Creek Marsh

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) approached Ducks Unlimited (DU) about getting our expertise on an ambitious project to repair a 25-acre freshwater impoundment along the Mullica River. The rusty old pipes failed long ago, allowing saltwater to enter the impoundment, killing many species of valuable native plants, and worst of all, allowing non-native Phragmites to revegetate the entire impoundment. In fact, almost every square inch of the impoundment became “choked” with the large, invasive grass.

New Jersey Conservation Projects

Ducks Unlimited habitat conservation projects in New Jersey. These projects benefit waterfowl, other wildlife and people. View sample projects, project map and more.

Wetland Restoration on New Jersey's Atlantic Coast

New Jersey's Atlantic Coastal Bays are a primary focus area for DU's habitat program. Last year, working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission, DU helped to rehabilitate 7,500 feet of dikes and replace or repair existing spillways on two muskrat-damaged water impoundments on the Barnegat Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. The project restored the ability of Refuge staff to manage water levels within the 310-acre impounded marsh.

Restoration of Historic Barnegat Bay Headwaters

In Winter 2001, DU began work on a project to restore a remnant of Atlantic white cedar at a site in Brick Township in Ocean County, New Jersey. The restoration will be accomplished through a partnership between DU, Ocean County, and Brick Township. DU will design and implement the project using heavy equipment and a grant from the New Jersey Freshwater Wetlands Mitigation Council.

Menantico Ponds Project

In 2001, DU and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife began work on a project at the Menantico Ponds Wildlife Management Area in Cumberland County to create much needed waterfowl breeding habitat. Heavy equipment severed a number of Peninsulas jutting into several artificial ponds on the management area to create 13 islands, primarily for the benefit of nesting waterfowl.

Wading River


Culvermere Property

DEP, NJCF and partners preserve 852-acre Culvermere Property

Jersey Wallkill


Meadowlands Study


Hyponex Tract

DEP acquires 1,038-acre wetlands complex in Sussex County; property will become wildlife management area

World Trade Center Memorial

New Jersey Meadowlands wetlands memorial honors victims of Sept. 11
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