The Southeast New Jersey Coastal Initiative was established in 2013 to protect, restore and enhance critical coastal wetland habitat in Delaware Bayshore and the Atlantic Coast of New Jersey. Several projects have already improved waterfowl habitat and recreational access.
In 2016, Ducks Unlimited helped the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection acquire a 125-acre tract in Atlantic County adjacent to the Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area.
In 2017, Ducks Unlimited helped acquire two new properties. A 107-acre tract in Cumberland County adjacent to Dix Management Area will be acquired with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. A 474-acre tract in Cape May County with several partners was acquired and added to Cape May National Wildlife Refuge.
And at Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area, new infrastructure enhanced 941 acres in 2017. This project gives habitat managers the tools they need to control water levels, which encourages healthy vegetation for migrating waterfowl and other wetland-dependent species of waterfowl.
Watch this video from the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife to see how Tuckahoe will be rejuvenated through this Ducks Unlimited project.