New Jersey Field Office
Northeast Region
 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The New Jersey Field Office serves the State of New Jersey by protecting endangered species, supporting Federal planning, abating contamination, and partnering with landowners to restore wildlife habitats.

Rufa red knot species status assessment

A species status assessment (SSA) report is now available for the rufa red knot. The SSA provides the scientific foundation for all efforts to recover the rufa red knot under the Endangered Species Act.

Monarch Conservation

On December 15, 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the monarch butterfly is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act. Visit www.fws.gov/savethemonarch to learn more about this announcement and how you can help this iconic spcies.

bog turtle

pond mussel

Plant Protection Strips.

Burnt Mills Dam Removal

Burnt Mills Dam Removal, Lamington River, NJ
In a project designed to improve the health of the Lamington River, the Service has worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) to remove the remains of the Burnt Mills Dam located near Bedminster and Branchburg, New Jersey. The project will improve migration and aquatic habitat for native fish and wildlife, as well as decrease streambank erosion which has had negative impacts on the water quality of the lower Lamington River and has threatened the integrity of nearby roads and properties. Trout Scapes River Restoration of Bozeman, Montana, the project contractor, will realign the river channel to its historic configuration after removing the dam, which will further reduce the risk of local flood events. The $250,000 project is the result of four years of planning, and is being paid for by the NRCS, the Service, and the RHA. The Service also provided technical expertise in fish passage engineering, permitting, and construction.
Last updated: December 15, 2020
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