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Shy, elusive bobcats rebounding in New Jersey

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation You might think a biologist who's spent nearly two decades researching bobcats in New Jersey would spot these native wildcats on...

Can New Jersey cities become more ‘spongy’ and green?

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Ever heard of a "sponge city?" Sponge cities are urban...

Thank this New Jersey woman for your blueberries!

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Walk into nearly any grocery store, any time of year,...

Winter’s sounds of silence soon to be broken

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Winter is the northeast's quiet season, when songbirds go south,...

The many benefits of preserved green space

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation It's easy to take lands in their natural state for...

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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...

Don’t cut funds for saving open space and farmland!

by Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Four years ago, residents of rural Warren County were shocked when a Pennsylvania developer announced plans...

Protecting the wetlands that help protect New Jersey

by Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation For the past 20 years, a New Jersey organization not widely known among the general public...

Rematriations’ return Native Americans to their land

by Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation It goes almost without saying – but I'll say it anyway – that all the land...

New Jersey hits milestone: 250,000 acres of farmland preserved

by Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation For a small state, New Jersey is a big producer of fruits and vegetables. We earn...

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