Carney’s Point and Oldman’s Townships, Salem
One of the Trusts’ model holdings, this preserve is critical
for local and migratory wildlife. The wetland forests of the preserve
are some of the most extensive in the region. Located less than
one mile from the Delaware River, migrating songbirds depend on
this forest for stop-over cover on their southward migrations.
The unbroken forest habitats also provide desirable nesting sites
for interior forest nesting birds including scarlet tanager and
ovenbird. The wet woodlands are dotted with countless shallow,
seasonal ponds. These vernal ponds possess perfect conditions
for frogs and salamanders to breed. Several old abandoned agricultural
fields are managed strictly for the benefit of wildlife. Using
funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP), the Trust has cleared
overgrown brush and planted warm season grass to improve habitat
for bobwhite quail.
Public Access and Uses:
Pull-off parking is available at the preserve. No hiking trails
or other facilities are available. The Trust allows registration
for deer hunting at this preserve.