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Hopes soar as New Jersey’s bald eagle population grows

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation As thick snow fell on central New Jersey earlier this week, the bald eagle pair at Duke Farms in Hillsborough showed...

Breaking down barriers to enjoying nature

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation In an ideal New Jersey, all residents would have equal...

Wharton State Forest plan to control illegal motor vehicle damage is a welcome step!

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation New Jersey's largest protected property, Wharton State Forest in the Pine Barrens, covers 195 square...

Does looking for weird ducks make you an odd duck?

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation If we say someone's an "odd duck," it means...

It’s past time to start respecting Earth’s boundaries!

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation We all have personal boundaries, the limits and rules we...

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The Importance of Parental Acceptance When an LGBTQ Child Comes Out

By Nina Narang, MSW, LSW Even when teens have come out to their peers about their sexuality or gender identity, it may be harder for...

Gov. Murphy disappoints with veto of invasive species bill

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Spring is months away, but as warmer weather arrives we can expect a familiar sight at...

2023 New Jersey environmental highlights: Urban greening, land preservation, flood protection

by Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation No matter where you were in New Jersey in 2023, it was impossible not to notice...

Celebrating 50 years of protecting endangered animals

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Here in the nation's most densely populated state, a diversity of wildlife is something that can never be taken for...

Love trees and forests? Thank the squirrels!

 by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation If you're like many New Jerseyans, you probably haven't given much thought to squirrels, except maybe...

Why do evergreens stay green all winter?

by Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation 'Tis the season to deck the halls with boughs of holly, decorate evergreen trees with twinkling...

Enjoy winter’s seals – from a distance!

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation New Jersey's cutest seasonal visitors are back - seals from New England and Canada who swim...

A message of hope for Earth’s future

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation It's easy to feel discouraged as we face the enormity of climate change and the mounting...

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