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Division of Fish and Wildlife conducts a variety of educational programs for beginning
hunters, anglers, teachers and the general public. Take advantage of these opportunities
to increase your knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the outdoors and New
Jersey's rich fish and wildlife resources.
Fishing Education class at Pequest Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Team Leader Training in November
Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Podcast with Liz Jackson (DEP Website) Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest (Conserve Wildlife Fndtn.) Programs for Scouts at Sedge Island (Conserve Wildlife Fndtn.) Hot Topics "Know the Bear Facts" Program Trout in the Classroom Wildlife of New Jersey Coloring Book
(available for download only, pdf, ) Education Programs New Jersey Education Resources Related Sites ADDITIONAL LINKS NJDEP Watershed Education & Urban Fishing Program Peregrine Project Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest (US FWS) Landscape Project Trainings North American Conservation Education Strategy Species on the Edge ~ Art & Essay Contest (Conserve Wildlife Foundation) Watchable Wildlife and Diversity Tours Wildlife of New Jersey Coloring Book (pdf, ) Checklists of Birds, Mammals, Fish, Reptiles and Amphibians Endangered Species Speakers Bureau SEEDS - the State Environmental Education Directory Feature Articles back to top Some files on this site require adobe acrobat pdf reader to view. download the free pdf reader division of fish & wildlife: home | links | contact f&w
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In the past we didn’t designed gardens that play a critical ecological role in the landscape, but we must do so in the future if we hope to avoid a mass extinction from which humans are not likely to recover either. As quickly as possible we need to replace unnecessary lawn with densely planted woodlots that can serve as habitat for our local biodiversity. Homeowners can do this by planting the borders of their properties with native trees plants such as white oaks ( Quercus alba ), black willows ( Salix nigra ), red maples ( Acer rubrum ), green ashes ( Fraxinus pennsylvanica), black walnuts ( Juglans nigra ), river birches ( Betula nigra ) and shagbark hickories ( Carya ovata ), under-planted with woodies like serviceberry ( Amelanchier canadensis ), arrowwood ( Viburnum dentatum ), hazelnut ( Corylus americnus ), blueberries ( Vaccinium spp) . Our studies have shown that even modest increases in the native plant cover on suburban properties significantly increases the number and species of breeding birds, including birds of conservation concern. As gardeners and stewards of our land, we have never been so empowered to help save biodiversity from extinction, and the need to do so has never been so great. All we need to do is plant native plants!