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Species Mapping

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We play a leading role in updating and maintaining the NJ Endangered and Nongame Species Program's database of rare animal species.

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Story Maps

Explore New Jersey & beyond using interactive maps to learn more about the state's wildlife.


A Story Map is a web-based interactive Geographic Information Systems (GIS) map embedded with multimedia content, such as text, photographs, and video. Visit the Story Maps below to learn more about wildlife in New Jersey as well as the state's geography.


Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey 2015 Annual Report

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Visit the multiple pages within this Story Map to learn about CWF’s many projects and partnerships in 2015. Find examples of the innovative and dedicated leadership of our biologists and volunteers. And take an online journey across the state to learn how our projects made a difference in all corners of New Jersey in 2015.


Turtle Gardens

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Turtle Gardens provide suitable nesting habitat for diamondback terrapins where little natural suitable habitat remains or is inaccessible. This story map details a pilot project Turtle Garden on Long Beach Island in New Jersey.


Connecting Habitat: Waterloo Road

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This story map shares the story about a vernal pool wetland that is located at Waterloo Village History Site in Byram Township, Sussex County, New Jersey. This vernal pool wetland is a breeding ground for thousands of amphibians. However, each spring these amphibians must cross the heavily trafficked Waterloo Road in order to reach the pool.


2016 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest

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View the winning entries in CWF's 2016 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest as well as which schools from New Jersey participated.


Freshwater Mussels of New Jersey

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Use interactive web-maps and multi-media to learn about freshwater mussels in New Jersey. This story map explores the diversity of this group of species, how to identify them, their life history, threats and conservation measures, as well as providing range maps for each species. This is the only freshwater mussel field guide specific to the state of New Jersey and developed by state biologists.


American Oystercatchers Through the Seasons

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Follow American oystercatchers throughout the year as they migrate between northern breeding sites and southern wintering spots & learn about their life history and the various threats they encounter along the way.


Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey 2014 Annual Report

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Visit the multiple pages within this Story Map to learn about CWF’s many projects and partnerships in 2014. Find examples of the innovative and dedicated leadership of our biologists and volunteers. And take an online journey across the state to learn how our projects made a difference in all corners of New Jersey in 2014.


Harbor Seals in New Jersey

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Use interactive web-mapping and multi-media to learn about harbor seals in New Jersey. Where they live in the world, where they are frequently seen in New Jersey, information about their ecology, as well as threats to their survival. Also profiles two seals which live at Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey: Luseal & Seaquin.


The Return of Bald Eagles in New Jersey: Bald Eagle Nests in New Jersey 1985-2015

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Visit our updated story map to use interactive web-mapping and multi-media to learn about bald eagles in New Jersey. Watch the return of bald eagles in the Garden State unfold before your eyes. The story map depicts bald eagle nests in New Jersey from 1985-2015.


2015 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest

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View the winning entries in CWF's 2015 Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest as well as which schools from New Jersey participated.


Find Related Info: Geography, Bald Eagles, Marine Wildlife, American oystercatcher, Mapping

Our Species

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Explore our online field guide that depicts over 200 species of rare wildlife in New Jersey and learn about how we are working to protect them.

 

Wildlife Viewing Map

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Learn the best sites to view wildlife in New Jersey. Created by biologists who work to protect the species you wish to view!