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Conservation Focal Areas Version 1.0:

Conservation Focal Areas (CFAs) are key geographic areas for the conservation of wildlife in New Jersey. These are the portions of the landscape that are of particular conservation interest to the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) and its conservation partners because they have important habitats and species assemblages, and represent some of the best opportunities for protecting, restoring, and sustaining New Jersey's wildlife diversity. They also include important opportunities for habitat connectivity, a critical factor in increasing resilience in a changing landscape. DFW will use CFAs to further identify geographically-based threats to New Jersey’s wildlife habitats and develop actions that will address those threats. In addition, DFW will regularly review and improve CFA maps as new data become available and as new insights are shared by the public and conservation partners.



Conservation Focal Areas in the Atlantic Coast Region IMAGE METADATA Download Geodatabase Download Shape File
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Conservation Focal Areas in the Delaware Bay Region IMAGE METADATA Download Geodatabase Download Shape File
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Conservation Focal Areas in the Marine Region IMAGE METADATA Download Geodatabase Download Shape File
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Conservation Focal Areas in the Piedmont/Inner Coastal Plain Region IMAGE METADATA Download Geodatabase Download Shape File
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Conservation Focal Areas in the Pinelands Region IMAGE METADATA Download Geodatabase Download Shape File
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Conservation Focal Areas in the Skylands Region IMAGE METADATA Download Geodatabase Download Shape File
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Landscape Regions IMAGE METADATA Download Geodatabase Download Shape File
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Landscape Regions are ecoregions where plant and animal communities are ecologically similar and closely interlinked. The delineation of the state into regions serves as a spatial framework for management and conservation of species and their habitats, and as a means to organize information so that it is meaningful and widely accessible to end-users. Geographic features and landforms (e.g., rivers, watershed boundaries, ridgelines, soils, vegetation, etc.) were used to delineate the general area of five Landscape Regions in New Jersey. Region boundaries were shifted to align with major roads (county level or larger) that serve as barriers to movement for many species. A sixth region, the Marine Region, is an exclusively aquatic region that includes the New Jersey portion of the Delaware and Raritan bays as well as the portion of the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of New Jersey.

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