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Understanding Land Use Decisions in NJ
New Jersey Wetlands Factsheet
New Jersey Wetlands [PDF]

Federal Projects Factsheet
Federal Projects
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Conservation Planning Assistance

Working Cooperatively to Protect
Our State's Substantial Fish and Wildlife Resources

New Conservation Planning Assistance prospectus [PDF]

Federal agencies conduct a wide variety of activities that affect New Jersey's natural resources, including fish and wildlife. As directed by various national laws, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's (Service) Conservation Planning Assistance program works cooperatively with various Federal agencies to ensure that their actions are protective of our state's substantial fish and wildlife resources - resources that contribute to the quality of life for New Jersey residents and visitors alike. For example, the Service assists:

  • defense agencies in managing wildlife resources on military installations;
  • the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) in avoiding adverse impacts to wildlife from civil works projects such as flood control, dredging, and beach replenishment;
  • transportation agencies in avoiding adverse impacts to wildlife from road and rail projects;
  • Federal and State permitting agencies in avoiding adverse impacts to wildlife from permitted activities in wetlands or open waters; and
  • the Corps and other permitting agencies in enhancing wildlife habitats through civil works ecosystem restoration projects, and through compensatory mitigation required for permitted activities that involve unavoidable adverse impacts on wetlands.

The Service generally assists other Federal agencies by providing technical review of plans and permit applications, participating on planning or review teams, and providing recommendations consistent with our Mitigation Policy. The Service also collaborates with other agencies to form new conservation partnerships to address emerging issues, such as collisions of migratory birds with communication towers and wind energy turbines. By working closely with other agencies, the Service helps to make protections for wildlife resources an integral part of federally funded or permitted projects, supporting the survival of New Jersey's wild living resources.

Hackensack Meadowlands
Hackensack Meadowlands
Long Savanna, Batsto Natural Area, Wharton State Forest.
Long Savanna, Batsto Natural Area, Wharton State Forest.

Links

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service,
Conservation Planning Assistance
http://www.fws.gov/
habitatconservation/cpa.html

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Civil Works Program
http://www.usace.army.mil/
inet/functions/cw/
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Wetlands Program
http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/
Clean Water Act, Section 404
http://www.fws.gov/
habitatconservation/cwa.html
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Regulatory Program
http://www.usace.army.mil/
inet/functions/cw/cecwo/reg/
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
National Environmental Policy Act Program
http://www.epa.gov/
compliance/nepa/index.html
National Environmental Policy Act
http://www.fws.gov/
habitatconservation/nepa.html
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Philadelphia District
http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Region 2
http://www.epa.gov/region2/

Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
http://www.fws.gov/
habitatconservation/fwca.html

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
New York District
http://www.nan.usace.army.mil/
President's Council on Environmental Quality,
National Environmental Policy Act Program
http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/
nepa/nepanet.htm
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's
Mitigation Policy
http://www.fws.gov/
policy/501fw2.html
New Jersey Department of
Environmental Protection,
Land Use Regulation Program
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/landuse/
 
Wind Energy
http://www.fws.gov/
habitatconservation/wind.html
   
Beach replenishment at the Jersey Shore, an example of federal, local and State agencies working together on a federal project.
Beach replenishment at the Jersey Shore, an example of federal, local and State agencies working together on a federal project.
Last updated: June 5, 2012
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