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Living With Deer In NJ Survey
Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards - DEP Website

From One to 135 - New Jersey's Bald Eagle Success Story (US FWS Site)

Canada Goose Control Information (pdf, 30kb)
New Jersey Wildlife Viewing Guide Available

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. Deer in field

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.

WILDLIFE INFORMATION

Endangered & Nongame Species Program
 
arrow Endangered and Threatened Wildlife - Species at risk in NJ
arrow Bobwhite Basics Brochure (pdf, 1.0mb)
arrow New Jersey Northern Bobwhite Action Plan
arrow National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
arrow Watchable Wildlife/Wildlife Diversity Tours
arrow Wildlife Checklists - The wildlife of New Jersey
arrow Finding Injured or "Abandoned" Wildlife
arrow Bureau of Wildlife Management
arrow Canada Goose Control Information (pdf, 30kb)
arrow Wildlife Relocation Policy (pdf, 60kb)
arrow Captive Game Information

WILDLIFE DISEASE INFORMATION

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 Fox and Coyote
arrow Bird Flu Information
arrowThe Bird Flu - What You Need to Know (pdf, 322kb)
arrowThe Bird Flu - Quick Facts (pdf, 45kb)
arrow Reporting Dead or Sick Wildlife (pdf, 21kb)
arrow NJ Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory (AHDL) (NJ Dept. of Agriculture)

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Wildlife Habitat Management
arrow NJ Wildlife Action Plan
Wildlife Rehabilitators
arrow Tips to Prevent Birds Hitting Windows (pdf, American Bird Conservancy)
Bird Banding Information
Managing Grasslands, Shrublands, and Young Forest Habitats for Wildlife
Fish & Wildlife Health
arrow Landscape Project
Forms (Including Sighting Forms)
Black Bear
arrow Coyote Information
arrow Foxes in New Jersey
Deer
Wild Turkey
Waterfowl/Migratory Birds
Furbearer Management Newsletters
Wildlife Management Areas
Regulations
Feature Articles
Celebrating 75 Years: The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (USFWS Site, 2013)
arrow 2013 New Jersey Quail Calendar (pdf, 9.5mb)
 
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Last Updated: July 11, 2014