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Wildlife Fact:

In New Jersey, the only known northeastern beach tiger beetle population can be found at Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook.

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Media Contacts

We are always happy to talk to writers, reporters, bloggers and others interested in reporting on New Jersey’s rare wildlife and our efforts to protect it. Our experts are listed here.


Image of Osprey young are very visible in nests once they reach 3 weeks of age, which is typically in late June.Osprey young are very visible in nests once they reach 3 weeks of age, which is typically in late June. © Howie Williams
David Wheeler, Executive Director

Expertise: for general enquiries about New Jersey’s rare wildlife, our work to protect it and species status reports.

Contact: 609.292.1276 or Email


Mackenzie Hall, Private Lands Biologist

Expertise: Bats, bog turtles, amphibians and grassland birds.

Contact: 908.782.4614 x 104 or Email


Ben Wurst, Habitat Program Manager

Expertise: Ospreys, peregrine falcons, terrapins, injured birds, backyard habitats, and restoration projects.

Contact: 609.628.2103 or Email


Todd Pover, Beach Nesting Bird Project Manager

Expertise: Piping plover, least tern, black skimmer, American oystercatcher, beach management.

Contact: 609.628.0401 or Email


Larissa Smith, Assistant Biologist and Volunteer Manager

Expertise: Bald eagle project, shorebird stewards, volunteer projects.

Contact: 609.628.2103 or Email


Michael Davenport, Marine Species and GIS Programs Manager

Expertise: Marine mammals, mussels and other freshwater invertebrates, wildlife sightings.

Contact: 609.292.3795 or Email


Brian Henderson, GIS Specialist

Expertise: Wildlife and road issues, wildlife sightings.

Contact: 609.777.4136 or Email


Liz Silvernail, Director of Development

Expertise: Women and Wildlife and other special events.

Contact: 609.292.3707 or Email


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Special Concern

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Learn about some of the newest species in decline in New Jersey. From the bottlenose dolphin to the fowler's toad, this special listing applies to a growing list of species. Learn ways to help these sensitive species in New Jersey.

>>Explore our Field Guide

 

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