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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...

Lawrence Ledger Opinion

Welcome back, Lawrence Ledger

To the editor: I wanted to let you know that as a Lawrenceville resident, it’s nice to see the return of the Lawrence Ledger, and...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: 3,000 birds and counting for ‘bluebird grandfather’

Bluebirds have been a symbol of happiness for thousands of years and across many cultures. With their brilliant blue plumage and flash of red...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: The Pine Barrens gets some help from its friends

Along New Jersey State Highway 72 in New Lisbon, just around the bend from Brendan Byrne State Forest, is a publicly-accessible forest fire observation...

WATERSHED MATTERS: The Watershed Institute announces new name

After a great deal of thought, the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association has changed its name to The Watershed Institute. The change was approved by...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: A clean energy future for New Jersey

Clean energy like solar and wind got a huge boost last week with the passage of a new clean energy bill. The clean energy bill...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Cowtown and rare grassland birds, perfect together

Grant Harris took a bold step last week when he preserved nearly 375 acres of grasslands surrounding his famous Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove Township, the...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: Fight light pollution during International Dark Sky Week

Step outside at night and gaze up at the sky. Do you see a dim orangey glow? If so, you’re experiencing the modern problem...

THE STATE WE’RE IN: New film tells story of how Petty’s Island was saved

Imagine a 500-acre island oasis for birds and wildlife, and an urban nature education center, in the Delaware River between Camden and Philadelphia. Fifteen years...

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