Archive for October 2023

Saving open space and history in one Big Bang

By Alison Mitchell, Co-Executive Director “Our whole universe was in a hot, dense state; Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started, wait; The Earth began to cool, the autotrophs began to drool …” If you’re a fan of the Big Bang Theory television series, you probably can sing the rest of the show’s theme…

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High time to make buildings safe for migratory birds!

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director From hummingbirds to hawks, and warblers to woodpeckers, New Jersey is home to hundreds of migratory and resident bird species. Our state’s location along the Atlantic Flyway means huge increases in bird traffic during the spring and fall migration seasons. Migrations are inherently risky, as birds undertake journeys of hundreds…

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Don’t treat soils on preserved farms like dirt!

By Jay Watson, Co-Executive Director Think of a farm, and you may picture rolling fields with rows of vegetables, orchards of fruit and nut trees, and bucolic pastures with cows and sheep. But farms in the Garden State often include a whole lot more: roadside stands, greenhouses, corn mazes, hay wagon rides, markets selling everything…

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Taking strategic action to fight climate change

By Tom Gilbert, Co-Executive Director Every passing week, it seems, brings a new reminder of the many ways our climate is changing, and not for the better. Most recently it was a storm fed by tropical moisture that deluged New York City with two months’ worth of rain in 24 hours, causing severe flooding. In…

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