Pollinator Conservation In New Jersey Program June 14
Heislerville WMA Drawdown of Impoundment #3
Raptor and Beach Nesting Bird 2020 Reports
Video: 2020 Atlantic Brant Full Annual Migration Cycle
   arrowAtlantic Brant Migration and Breeding Ecology Study 2021 Update

Ruffed Grouse Ecology
Grouse Priority Areas Siting Tool (G-PAST)

Connecting Habitat Across New Jersey (CHANJ)

WMA Habitat Management Projects

Fifteen Years Of Women & Wildlife (Conserve Wildlife Foundation)
American Woodcock Migration Study December, 2019 Update
American Woodcock Conservation (American Bird Conservancy Video)
Disturbed Forest - The Forsaken Science of Healthy Forests (Ruffed Grouse Society Video)

Resident Canada Goose Control Information (pdf, 85kb)

Despite being the most densely populated state in the nation, and the fifth smallest in area, New Jersey provides habitat for an incredible number and diversity of wildlife species. There are more than 400 species of vertebrate wildlife which can be found within the state, due in large part to the state's geographic position within North America, as well as 134 freshwater fish and 336 marine finfish. Turkey behind tree

New Jersey lies at the southern edge of the range of many "northern" species and the northern edge of the range of many "southern" species. That, combined with hundreds of miles of coastline and five physiographic regions and the Pine Barrens area combine to support a diverse and abundant wildlife resource.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife is responsible for all wildlife in New Jersey. Management of both game and nongame species includes the common goals of protecting and managing habitats and wildife populations and maintaining wildlife diversity. This work has restored populations of wild turkey and peregrine falcons, as well as bald eagles and osprey. Beavers are again widespread, as are coyotes, and even secretive bobcat have extended their range in the state.

Wildlife management in the state is not without challenges, but even with the threat of habitat loss confronting many species, proper management has allowed our wildlife to thrive. This in turn provides enormous economic and recreational benefits to the people of the state. The links below will help you learn more about New Jersey's wildlife resources.


Endangered & Nongame Species Program
arrow Endangered and Threatened Wildlife - Species at risk in NJ
arrow Watchable Wildlife/Wildlife Diversity Tours
arrow CHANJ - Connecting Habitat Across New Jersey
arrow Injured or "Abandoned" Wildlife
arrow Bureau of Wildlife Management
arrow Resident Canada Goose Control Information (pdf, 85kb)
arrow Wildlife Relocation Policy (pdf, 60kb)
arrow Captive Game Information
arrow NJ Freshwater Mussel Field Guide (Conserve Wildlife Foundation)
arrow WildlifeHelp.org - Sound, legal and ethical advice for nuisance wildlife control and prevention.
arrow Ruffed Grouse in New Jersey
arrow Ruffed Grouse Ecology
arrow Grouse Priority Areas Siting Tool (G-PAST)
arrow New Jersey Northern Bobwhite Action Plan
arrow Northern Bobwhite Restoration Initiative (NJAS)
arrow Bobwhite Basics Brochure (pdf, 1.0mb)
arrow National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
arrow ‘Bobwhites on the Brink’ Examines Decline, Restoration Effort for Iconic Native Bird (NBCI site)
arrow N.J. helping quail make comeback (Press of Atlantic City, 7/24/16)
arrow 2013 New Jersey Quail Calendar (pdf, 9.5mb)


arrow Eastern Equine Encephalitis Documented in NJ Deer
arrow Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics
arrow Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in New Jersey
arrow Chronic Wasting Disease Information
arrow Mange in Wildlife
arrow Longhorned (and other) Ticks In New Jersey
arrow Reporting Dead or Sick Wildlife (pdf, 100kb)
arrow NJ Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory (AHDL) (NJ Dept. of Agriculture)
arrow Wildlife Disease Fact Sheets (Northeast Wildlife Disease Cooperative)


arrow NJ Wildlife Action Plan
Wildlife Habitat Management
Managing Grasslands, Shrublands, and Young Forest Habitats for Wildlife
Wildlife Rehabilitators
Reducing Bird Collisions With Buildings and Building Glass (pdf, US FWS)
arrow Tips to Prevent Birds Hitting Windows (American Bird Conservancy)
“Don’t Feed the Wildlife” (USDA)
Feeding of Wild White-tailed Deer
Caution: Feeding Waterfowl May Be Harmful! (pdf, US FWS)
Do's and Don'ts of Nest Photography (NJ Audubon)
Bird Banding Information
Fish & Wildlife Health
arrow Landscape Project
Forms (Including Sighting Forms)
Black Bear
arrow Coyote Information
arrow Foxes in New Jersey
Ruffed Grouse in New Jersey
Wild Turkey
Waterfowl/Migratory Birds
Furbearer Management Newsletters
Wildlife Management Areas
Feature Articles
Celebrating 75 Years: The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (US FWS Site, 2013)
Tracking the Timberdoodle
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